I have used "cmd /k chkdsk c: /f" and "sfc /scannow" quite a lot of the past few years, but now I notice that chkdsk is running particularly slowly now on restart. Part 1 of 3 runs o.k. Part two will take up to 10 mins to start and completes very slowly, and part 3 just a few minutes once it starts running.
I found this out when I was installing Acronis 11 after uninstalling Acronis TI 8.0, and using Eusing free Registry Cleaner.
Acronis 11 told me that it could not complete the Acronis partition because of bad blocs.
After running chkdsk, the screen closes so quickly on the results that I do not have time to see if there is a problem with the disk.
Thanks woodchip, I found and ran that, it took nearly 10 mins to run through completely, I have 120gb C drive, does that seem a long time.
At the results page which appears for about 1 second, I think I saw "4kbs bad blocks" would you know if I can find this log anwhere on the system, to view mor easily, and 4kbs of bad blocks? got any ideas about that please.
If it's xp you should be able to see the results of chkdsk by opening 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.