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Chkdsk will not run at startup.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by John Sparkman, Jun 13, 2004.

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  1. John Sparkman

    John Sparkman Thread Starter

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    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.

    John

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;823439
     
  2. joevandam

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    no it does not, drive c is the only one it checks, drive d is your cdrom
     
  3. twotugs

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    Try scheduling scandisk, and then rebooting to safe mode.
     
  4. John Sparkman

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    joevandam.
    Yes it does. Drive "D" is my second hard drive.

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

    John
     
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  6. John Sparkman

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    Thanks twotugs, I was able to run chkdsk using the information you pointed out.

    Thanks again
    John
     
  7. joevandam

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    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.
     
  8. John Sparkman

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    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").

    John
     
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