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

Roxanne updated on Oct 13, 2020 to Data Recovery Resouce | How-to Articles

You may receive the error message "failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50" when you run CHKDSK command on your computer. This issue may result from various reasons. Here we present you all the fixes based on the causes. Follow to fix the error "failed to transfer logged messages" and download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to retrieve your data if there is data loss on your drive.

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 disk data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can help. 

Step 1. Select a location to scan.

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition, external hard drive, USB, or memory card from which you want to perform data recovery, and then click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Select the files you want to recover.

Wait until the scanning completes. Afterward, select the lost files you want to recover. If you need, double-click the file to preview its content.

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover lost data.

After choosing the files, click "Recover" and choose a location on another drive to save the recovered files.

Recover lost data

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 are not professional in computing management and not familiar with command lines, don't worry. EaseUS R&D team has promoted a fresh kit for helping you resolve the write-protection issue on your hard drive, external hard drive, USB or SD card, etc., devices.

EaseUS Tools M is a practical computer fixing tool that is safe and light-weighted. It's a perfect alternative to the command line. 

Use this one-click tool to solve the write-protection issues on your own:

Step 1: DOWNLOAD and install EaseUS Tools M for free.

Step 2: Run EaseUS Tools M on your PC, choose the "Write Protection" mode.

Step 3: Select the device which is now "Write-Protected" and click "Disable" to remove the protection.

Remove 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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