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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.


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Vista Guru
Gold Member
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?
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.