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CHDKSK C: keeps returning error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Torobi, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Torobi

    Torobi Flightless Bird

    hi guys

    running xp pro / sp3 / totally updated
    a month or so ago, tried to run a chkdsk for C drive; as usual the computer
    said it would be done at next boot.
    but I keep getting an error message

    "checking file system on c:
    The type of the file system is NTFS
    Cannot open volume for direct access
    Windows has finished checking this disk ...

    first of all, what would cause this? 2nd: why does it keep repeating every
    bootup? 3rd: how to correct and get CHKDSK running again, or at least to
    drop the error message?

    thanks,

    tZ
     
  2. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Torobi" <mishnu@velociny.com> wrote in message
    news:hNCTn.7322$Z6.6597@edtnps82...
    > hi guys
    >
    > running xp pro / sp3 / totally updated
    > a month or so ago, tried to run a chkdsk for C drive; as usual the
    > computer said it would be done at next boot.
    > but I keep getting an error message
    >
    > "checking file system on c:
    > The type of the file system is NTFS
    > Cannot open volume for direct access
    > Windows has finished checking this disk ...
    >
    > first of all, what would cause this? 2nd: why does it keep repeating
    > every bootup? 3rd: how to correct and get CHKDSK running again, or at
    > least to drop the error message?


    "Cannot Open Volume for Direct Access"

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823439
    Note: The MS article is only for SP2, if you've already got SP3
    installed...read on:

    http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=155852
    http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=113708

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell


    >
    > thanks,
    >
    > tZ
    >
     
  3. Db

    Db Flightless Bird

    try running check disk
    from the recovery
    console.

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    "Torobi" <mishnu@velociny.com> wrote in message
    news:hNCTn.7322$Z6.6597@edtnps82...
    > hi guys
    >
    > running xp pro / sp3 / totally updated
    > a month or so ago, tried to run a chkdsk for C drive; as usual the
    > computer said it would be done at next boot.
    > but I keep getting an error message
    >
    > "checking file system on c:
    > The type of the file system is NTFS
    > Cannot open volume for direct access
    > Windows has finished checking this disk ...
    >
    > first of all, what would cause this? 2nd: why does it keep repeating
    > every bootup? 3rd: how to correct and get CHKDSK running again, or at
    > least to drop the error message?
    >
    > thanks,
    >
    > tZ
    >
     
  4. tinytim

    tinytim Flightless Bird

    First click Start menu button my computer - right click the drive you
    want to scan properties tools then, check now.
    It will then schedule a Chkdsk check when you reboot your pc.

    ??? might work ???




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