Fixed: CHKDSK Failed to Transfer Logged Messages to the Event Log with Status 50

Tracy King updated on Feb 22, 2023 | Home >Computer Instruction

Stay calm when you fail to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50, on this page, you will find four fixes for this issue and one way to bring your lost files back immediately: 

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Repair Bad Sectors Run chkdsk c: /r /f /v command on your PC > Recover readable information from bad sector...Full steps
Fix 2. Remove Write Protection  Run list volume > select volume X > attributes disk clear readonly command to remove write protection...Full steps
Fix 3. Check Disk in Safe Mode Restart PC and enter Advanced startup > Enter Safe Mode > Run CHKDSK command to check disk...Full steps
Fix 4. Send Disk for Repair If the former 3 fixes failed to fix this issue, it could be physically damaged. Send it for repair...Full steps
Fix 5. Recover Disk Data After fixing this error, run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard > Scan disk and recover lost data...Full steps

About Failed to Transfer Logged Messages to the Event Log with Status 50

CHKDSK, short for "check disk", is a command that can be used to check and repair disk errors on a local hard drive or external storage device. However, running CHKDSK cannot always be smooth. You may receive various error messages, including "Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50." 


When you try to run CHKDSK on your computer, you may encounter a common error "Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50" during the hard disk repair process. It could happen in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/2008/XP/Vista or other versions. 

CHKDSK failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50


"Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50" error message usually appears due to three reasons:

  • There are corruptions or bad sectors (both logical bad sectors and physical bad sectors) in Windows partition
  • Your disk or partition is set as "read-only"
  • Your disk is physically damaged

Part 1. Recover Data Before Fixing 'Transfer Logged Messages Status 50' Error

If the command "chkdsk c: /r /f /v" failed to repair the corruption in the hard disk but pop up a warning message with "transfer logged messages... status 50", you won't be able to access nor open the device. 

To avoid unnecessary data loss and guard your vital files, you may need to find a solution to retrieve your files in case of unexpected data loss disaster first. Here, reliable EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can help. 

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Note: To guarantee a high data recovery chance, install EaseUS data recovery software on another disk instead of the original disk where you lost files. 

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7 computer. Select the disk partition or storage location where you lost data and click "Scan".

select the disk on Windows  to scan

Step 2. This recovery software will start scanning the disk to find all lost and deleted files. When the scan process completes, click "Filter" > "Type" to specify lost file types.

choose the recovered data type

Step 3. Preview and restore lost Windows files. You can double-click to preview the scanned files. Then, select the target data and click the "Recover" button to save them to another safe spot in the PC or an external storage device.

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Keep in mind, if your internal hard disk is badly damaged and cannot boot to Windows, download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro with Bootable Media to retrieve your data. 

Part 2. How to Fix CHKDSK Failed to Transfer Logged Messages Status 50 

Based on the possible causes listed, there are the corresponding solutions to solve the problem "failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50" while rung CHKDSK command.

Solution 1. Repair Bad Sectors

Since "Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50" error message might occur due to corruptions or bad sectors in Windows partition, you can run the "chkdsk c: /r /f /v" command to recover readable information from bad sectors & repair file system errors.

You may wonder why you still can use CHKDSK command when there is an error reported. As you may know, while running CHKDSK, you can use different parameters for different purposes. If the error message appears when you use other parameters instead of the ones used to check disk errors, you still have the chance to repair bad sectors using the CHKDSK command.

If CHKDSK cannot repair your disk, there may be physical bad sectors on your partition. In this case, you will need third-party software to block these bad sectors in order to use your hard drive.

Solution 2. Remove Write Protection

If your disk or partition is set as read-only, the system won't be allowed to transfer the logged messages. To run CHKDSK successfully, you can clean the read-only attribute on your disk. Afterward, you won't encounter the error "failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50" anymore. There is more than one way to remove the write protection, the easiest one is:

Step 1. Run "Command Prompt" as an administrator.

Step 2. Enter diskpart and click "Yes" in the prompt asking for notification.

Step 3. Enter the following command in order:

Click to copy

When your disk is write-protected, you may also come across the error "Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected" while running CHKDSK.

If you don't consider yourself a pro-computer user and you're not familiar with command-lines, don't worry. There are graphical-based solutions to help you remove write-protection from your hard drives, USB drives, and even SD cards.

EaseUS CleanGenius is one of these tools that helps you fix aforementioned issues on your drives without knowing a thing about command-line.

Here's an easy-to-follow guide on how to use this tool to get your issues sorted:

Step 1: DOWNLOAD and install EaseUS CleanGenius (free) on your computer.

Step 2: Run EaseUS CleanGenius on your PC, select Optimization and choose the Write Protection mode.

disable write protection

Step 3: Select the device that is write-protected and click Disable to remove the protection.

Disable Write Protection from storage devices.

Solution 3. Run CHKDSK After Booting to Safe Mode

If you are trying to boot your PC from an installation disk and run CHKDSK, you may get the "Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50" error because the log data can not be written or copied to the installation disk. Luckily, you can try running CHKDSK after booting to Safe Mode to fix the issue. Safe Mode starts your computer with only necessary drives and services. By doing so, it limits your Windows operations to basic functions and thus can exclude other factors that lead to CHKDSK error. 

The steps below need to restart your computer. Thus, if you are reading this page on your computer, switch to read it on another device in order to refer to the guide during the operations.

The steps below are performed in Windows 10:

Step 1. Remove any peripherals from your computer.

Step 2. Click "Start" and choose "Settings" (the gear icon). 

Step 3. Go to "Update & Security" > "Recovery".

Step 4. Under "Advanced startup", click "Restart now".

Step 5. Then your PC will restart to the "Choose an option" screen. Select "Troubleshoot" > "Advanced options" > "Startup Settings" > "Restart".

Step 6. Then your PC will start with a list of options for you. Choose "Enable Safe Mode" to boot your computer into Safe Mode.

Step 7. Run the CHKDSK command according to your needs.

failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50 - Boot into Safe Mode

Solution 4. Send the Disk for Repair

If your hard disk is damaged, running CHKDSK is likely to fail with the error message "failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50". When your hard drive is physically damaged, all you can do is to send it for a repair if you want to retrieve your data. Manual repair or manual data recovery service may help rescue your disk or the data on it.

The Bottom Line

You may receive other error messages while running CHKDSK, like "cannot open volume for direct access", "chkdsk is not available for RAW drives", and more. "Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50" is only one of them. Generally, it is caused by your disk errors, be it bad sectors, corruptions, or file system errors. Grow a good habit of using your disk to minimize damage to it and back up your files regularly to avoid complete data loss.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 10 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions to resolve Windows & Mac data recovery, data backup, partition management, data transfer, Windows update issues, etc.

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