unable to do a checkdisk


  1.    02 Jul 2011 #1
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    unable to do a checkdisk


    Hi all
    When I try to run the checkdisk I get this error.
    The type of the file system is NTFS
    Cannot open volume for direct access.
    Can someone help me with this.
    Thanks
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  2.    02 Jul 2011 #2
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    Re: unable to do a checkdisk


    Welcome
    There are two types format fat32 XP and older
    NTFS Vista and forward.
    Are you somehow using Vista to ck an old drive
    or are you using an old chkdsk, maybe from XP to check a new Hard Drive?
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  3.    02 Jul 2011 #3
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    Re: unable to do a checkdisk


    Thanks for your quick reply richc46
    I am using Vista for sure I just don't know what's the format on it.
    Since this is not my pc I need to see what is the format on it.
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  4.    06 Jul 2011 #4
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    Re: unable to do a checkdisk


    I finaly was able to check the formmat on the computer.
    and it is a NTFS format.
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  5.    06 Jul 2011 #5
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    Re: unable to do a checkdisk


    Thank you for the response.
    Back up your stuff, just in case
    Make a real hard drive test to rule out hard drive problems

    Test Hard Drive HD Diagnostic or this test Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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    Re: unable to do a checkdisk


    thanks Richc46
    I shall try this.
    I will let you know how it goes.
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    Re: unable to do a checkdisk


    Can be a false alarm, but back up your stuff. Good luck
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    Re: unable to do a checkdisk


    If you pass the test and backed up your stuff, this is the next step
    Chkdsk will Not Run at Startup in Vista

    I am not very hopeful for this, however. It is my opinion that with this warning, there is some sort of damage to the Hard Drive. Hopefully the HD test will reveal something.
    Last edited by richc46; 06 Jul 2011 at 20:20.
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    Re: unable to do a checkdisk


    How did you run the check disk? Through cmd or a progam?
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  10.    08 Jul 2011 #10
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    Re: unable to do a checkdisk


    I ran it throug the program
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