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Check disk errors doesn't work on mounted volumes

D

Diego

#1
Hi,

if you go to properties under a disk drive -> tools and then click check now
it opens a windows to check disk errors.
Now, if you go to windows computer managment -> disk managment and remove
all letter assigments for a drive (be careful which drive you pick!, if you
don't know this just don't do it) and then mount a volume in an empty
directory in other drive.
Then (without having any letter assigments for a drive) go to disk
properties and try to check disk errors in the tools tab, it will not open
the check errors window :-(.

Does it happen to you too? I guess the disk error checking program ask for a
letter to work :-(.
 

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R

Richard Urban

#2
Why would you remove drive letter assignments. Are you actively trying to
break your computer.

There are many thing you can do to screw up an operating system. It doesn't
mean you should.

--

Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
(For email, remove the obvious from my address)



"Diego" <Diego@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:DCB56367-FFFF-46D9-9B71-DFCBFD683C52@xxxxxx

> Hi,
>
> if you go to properties under a disk drive -> tools and then click check
> now
> it opens a windows to check disk errors.
> Now, if you go to windows computer managment -> disk managment and remove
> all letter assigments for a drive (be careful which drive you pick!, if
> you
> don't know this just don't do it) and then mount a volume in an empty
> directory in other drive.
> Then (without having any letter assigments for a drive) go to disk
> properties and try to check disk errors in the tools tab, it will not open
> the check errors window :-(.
>
> Does it happen to you too? I guess the disk error checking program ask for
> a
> letter to work :-(.
>
 

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D

Diego

#3
Hi,

I just have too many disk letters and I prefer to mount drives inside
folders. As NTFS will let me do that, I'm just taking advantage of the
feature.

2 DISKs (with three partitions) + 1 External Disk (2 partitions) + 1 DVD+RW

I just don't want so many letters (the external hard drive is 1TB so I'm
planning to make more partitions too).

Anyway, it shouldn't break anything mounting a drive in a directory instead
of having letters (it's the way all unix systems work).

Diego

"Richard Urban" wrote:

> Why would you remove drive letter assignments. Are you actively trying to
> break your computer.
>
> There are many thing you can do to screw up an operating system. It doesn't
> mean you should.
>
> --
>
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
>
>
>
> "Diego" <Diego@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:DCB56367-FFFF-46D9-9B71-DFCBFD683C52@xxxxxx

> > Hi,
> >
> > if you go to properties under a disk drive -> tools and then click check
> > now
> > it opens a windows to check disk errors.
> > Now, if you go to windows computer managment -> disk managment and remove
> > all letter assigments for a drive (be careful which drive you pick!, if
> > you
> > don't know this just don't do it) and then mount a volume in an empty
> > directory in other drive.
> > Then (without having any letter assigments for a drive) go to disk
> > properties and try to check disk errors in the tools tab, it will not open
> > the check errors window :-(.
> >
> > Does it happen to you too? I guess the disk error checking program ask for
> > a
> > letter to work :-(.
> >
>
>
 

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