Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. August 30, 2004
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Keeping Disk Health Records
Let's suppose you'd like to save CHKDSK files using the current date. To save the CHKDSK results to a text file, you can enter (at the Command Prompt)

chkdsk > 8_1_98.txt

and press Enter. You won't see anything happening while CHKDSK works, since all the data is going into your new file. To view the file, type

Notepad 8_1_98.txt

and press Enter. If you prefer a more readable file name, you can use quotes. For example,

chkdsk > "August 1, 1998.txt"

will work just fine. When you view the file with Notepad, you'll need to use quotes there too. Type

Notepad "August 1, 1998.txt"

and press Enter.