Once it comes to issues like “failed to transfer logged messages”, corrupted files are the main culprits and you will need a DISM scan. You should also consider running CHKDSK in safe mode, tweaking the Registry, performing a repair install, resetting your PC, and trying another disk. All these solutions have been discussed in detail in this article, so be sure to check them out.
If your drive is in a read-only state, it only lets the system read/copy stored data while preventing the writing of new data. Therefore, running the Check Disk utility on read-only drives would result in the “failed to transfer logged messages” error.
As people write and remove data, the hard disk may develop bad sectors. In extreme cases, the bad sectors could complicate the operation of the Check Disk utility.
Everything breaks down one day and your disk is not an exception. As time passes by, your disk is going to degrade and its capabilities would drop. Your disk is kind of old? Then you should give the disk some thought if you receive the “failed to transfer logged messages” error when you run the Check Disk utility.
A List Of Solutions
- Step 1: Press the Windows key + X to open the Quick Link Menu.
- Step 2: Select Command Prompt (Admin) to open the Command Prompt with administrative privileges.
- Step 3: Type the following commands to Command Prompt (Admin) and remember to hit Enter after each command.
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealthCheck Disk.
- Step 4: Once the scan concludes, run the Check Disk then see how things turn out.
Run CHKDSK In Safe Mode
If you suspect that the “failed to transfer logged messages” error is the result of software conflicts, you will need to run the Check Disk utility in Safe Mode.
- Step 1: Turn off your computer then turn it on again.
- Step 2: The moment the logo starts showing, press the power button three times.
- Step 3: In Windows Recovery Environment, choose Troubleshoot then pick Advanced Options.
- Step 4: Select Startup Settings and click Restart.
- Step 5: Once the PC restarts, click Enable Safe mode to boot your device into Safe Mode.
- Step 6: While in Safe Mode, run the Check Disk utility.
Think About The Disk
If your disk is in the read-only state, you should use the Registry Editor to get rid of that attribute.
- Step 1: Press the Windows key + S to open Search then type Regedit.
- Step 2: Right-click Registry Editor then pick Run as administrator.
- Step 3: Click File, select Export then save the files in a save location.
- Step 4: Back to Registry Editor, hit the arrow beside HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
- Step 5: Double-click SYSTEM then go to the following path: CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies.
- Step 6: Double-click WriteProtect then change the value in the Value data box from 1 to 0.
- Step 7: Click OK to save changes then restart your computer.
Reinstalling Windows on Windows 10 has been made easy as the Media Creation Tool will take you through the reinstallation process.
- Step 1: Launch your web browser, visit the Microsoft’s official website and go to Windows Downloads page
- Step 2: Navigate to Create Windows 10 installation media then hit the Download Tool Now button.
- Step 3: When the download wraps up, go through the installation prompts.
- Step 4: Launch the Media Creation Tool, read the terms and conditions then click Accept.
- Step 5: Select Upgrade this PC now and choose Next.
- Step 6: Once the Windows download is done, determine whether you would like to keep your files then hit Install.
- Step 7: Select the account you want to sign in with then accept the privacy terms.
- Step 8: Sign in to your account and you should not see the error again.
If all of the above solutions failed to address the error, you will need to reset your device to the factory settings. Ensure all your important data is backed up in a safe location.
- Step 1: Press the Windows key + I to open Settings.
- Step 2: Select Update & Security then go to Recovery.
- Step 3: Under Reset this PC hit Get Started then choose between ‘Remove everything’ or ‘Keep my files.
- Step 4: Once you have picked your choice, confirm the action then let Windows finish the process.
Take Hard Drive Into Account
You can try running the Check Disk utility on another disk and if it runs without issues, you may conclude that you gave a damaged drive. If your drive is indeed damaged, there is nothing you can do aside from replacing it.
How Come My PC Keeps Running Chkdsk On Startup?
Once it comes to Check Disk running upon start-up, the usual suspects include mandatory shutdown, malware infections, and hard disk errors. That is not a cause for alarm although it might take time before your computer fully starts up. To temporarily solve the issue, you can hit any key quickly before the Check Disk starts. You can also stop this utility from automatically running using the Registry Editor.
- Step 1: Press the Windows key + R, type Regedit then hit Enter to open Registry Editor.
- Step 2: Hit the arrow beside HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE then double-click SYSTEM.
- Step 3: Navigate to the following path CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager.
- Step 4: Double-click BootExecute and go to the box below Value data.
- Step 5: Change the value data to autocheck autochk /k:C * then click OK to save changes.
- Step 6: Restart your computer.
How Can I Prevent Bad Sectors On My Disk?
You can prevent bad sectors by paying attention to how you interact with both hardware and software on your device. Here are the best practices:
- Do not knock your computer or its hard disk against hard surfaces.
- Shut down your computer correctly.
- Always keep your device free of dust.
Tips And Tricks
- Double-check whether you have backed up your data to ensure you have all the important files and folders.
- Stick to disk drives from reputable brands.
- Reduce the number of programs that run on startup to eliminate sluggish behavior.
Hoang Tu is a seasoned Microsoft Windows expert with a strong IT background. Studying at Hanoi Bach Khoa University, he gained valuable experience at Hanoi Computer and FPT Soft before joining Milagro Mobile Marketing. Specializing in providing tips and tutorials on Windows for global users, Hoang Tu’s expertise covers various Windows versions. With a talent for clear communication, he offers practical solutions and advice to users of all skill levels. His dedication to empowering individuals in their Windows experience has earned him recognition in the tech community, making him a trusted resource for optimizing system performance and resolving technical issues.