In XP, open the Control Panel, double click on "Adminstrative Tools", double click on the "Event Viewer" icon, then click on "Application". In the "Source" column, look for the "Winlogon" item. Double click it and you should see the results of your Chkdsk.
diodorus siculas....great informative link.what are we to look for,in the report ?.(patience with us non techy types).i,v used the chkdsk utility many times after browsing this site.just followed your link and "cleaning up 398 unused index entries"etc is mystifying(for want of a better phase).please also be aware i am in pursuit of knowledge and understanding and am grateful for all help.