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13-Jun-2004, 10:41 AM #1
Chkdsk will not run at startup.
After a power failure, I decided to schedule Windows to run a chkdsk at the next startup but during the startup I received this error message: "Windows cannot open volume for direct access". This only happens on drive "C". Chkdsk works normally on drive "D".
Microsoft knows about the problem as you can see from the link below. My question is, How can I check the volume for errors and repair them if chkdsk will not run during startup.

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http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;823439
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13-Jun-2004, 10:51 AM #2
no it does not, drive c is the only one it checks, drive d is your cdrom
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13-Jun-2004, 11:00 AM #3
Try scheduling scandisk, and then rebooting to safe mode.
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13-Jun-2004, 11:07 AM #4
joevandam.
Yes it does. Drive "D" is my second hard drive.

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No joy. Chkdsk runs prior to booting into safe mode. Same result.

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13-Jun-2004, 11:19 AM #5
Check out Elvandil's posts on this thread, on installing & using the recovery console.

http://forums.techguy.org/t237286&hi...y+console.html
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13-Jun-2004, 02:47 PM #6
Thanks twotugs, I was able to run chkdsk using the information you pointed out.

Thanks again
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13-Jun-2004, 11:11 PM #7
chkdsk will not run unless you do it your self,you have to go to double click on my computer,on c drive right click,double click on properties, click on tools,and go from there.
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14-Jun-2004, 05:43 AM #8
joevandam, I knew that much, but did you know that you can also do the same thing from a command prompt or a run command (Start - Run - "chkdsk /f").

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