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Old June 12th 10, 11:55 AM posted to demon.ip.support.turnpike,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_2_]
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Default turnpike unable to build index (now OT for DIST: chkdsk)

In article , on Sat, 12 Jun
2010, Andy wrote
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I'd suggest that you initiate the chkdsk from within Windows (Start /
MyCOmputer / select drive / rightclick / properties / tools /
errorcheck). Choose both the options. Reboot to make it happen.

It can take quite some time - hours is not unknown. There should be
five phases to the check. Some of the messages can relate to system
files you didn't know you had, and cannot access (I think they are
files created by System Restore).

At the end it displays useful messages on what it found - but then
reboots itself while you are trying to read them Does anyone know if
these are logged, so that they might be read later?


ISTR seeing files called something like chkdsk.log on my '98 machines;
IIRR, they are in the root of C: (though possibly in the root of
whatever drive you're checking). I don't see any on this XP machine, but
that could be because I might not have ever run it on here, or because
XP puts them somewhere else or calls them something less obvious.

I've crossposted this to somewhere that is more likely to know the
answer (for XP, anyway).
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Old June 12th 10, 12:26 PM posted to demon.ip.support.turnpike,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Andy[_11_]
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Default turnpike unable to build index (now OT for DIST: chkdsk)

In message , "J. P. Gilliver
(John)" wrote
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ISTR seeing files called something like chkdsk.log on my '98 machines;
IIRR, they are in the root of C: (though possibly in the root of
whatever drive you're checking). I don't see any on this XP machine,
but that could be because I might not have ever run it on here, or
because XP puts them somewhere else or calls them something less obvious.


I recall these from NT4; I think they were where chkdsk put bits of file
that it found "in use but not referenced", just in case useful data
could be recovered from them.

I've crossposted this to somewhere that is more likely to know the
answer (for XP, anyway).


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Visit URL:http://www.austrianphilately.com
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Old June 12th 10, 12:47 PM posted to demon.ip.support.turnpike,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_2_]
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Default turnpike unable to build index (now OT for DIST: chkdsk)

In article , on Sat, 12 Jun
2010, Andy wrote
In message , "J. P. Gilliver
(John)" wrote
[]
ISTR seeing files called something like chkdsk.log on my '98 machines;
IIRR, they are in the root of C: (though possibly in the root of
whatever drive you're checking). I don't see any on this XP machine,
but that could be because I might not have ever run it on here, or
because XP puts them somewhere else or calls them something less obvious.


I recall these from NT4; I think they were where chkdsk put bits of
file that it found "in use but not referenced", just in case useful
data could be recovered from them.


No, those have some other extension (I think it might be .$$$) - in '98,
anyway.

I've crossposted this to somewhere that is more likely to know the
answer (for XP, anyway).


[email protected] has posted the XP-relevant answer (in DIST - for MPWN, he
said "Yes, it's in the Event Viewer, Applications log. Look for the
latest Winlogon event"). Not what I guessed at all.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)[email protected]+Sh0!:`)DNAf
** http://www.soft255.demon.co.uk/G6JPG-PC/JPGminPC.htm for ludicrously
outdated thoughts on PCs. **

1. If it's green, it's biology
2. If it smells, it's chemistry
3. If it doesn't work, it's physics.
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Old June 12th 10, 01:37 PM posted to demon.ip.support.turnpike,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Andy[_11_]
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Default turnpike unable to build index (now OT for DIST: chkdsk)

In message , "J. P. Gilliver
(John)" wrote
[]
[email protected] has posted the XP-relevant answer (in DIST - for MPWN,
he said "Yes, it's in the Event Viewer, Applications log. Look for the
latest Winlogon event"). Not what I guessed at all.


Close: the problem was indeed mine, but the credit for the above is owed
to Nightowl, not me.
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