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unable to do a checkdisk

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#1
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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richc46

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#2
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
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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#7
Can be a false alarm, but back up your stuff. Good luck
 

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#8
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    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
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    640 gb
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#9
How did you run the check disk? Through cmd or a progam?
 

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#11
Did you test the hard drive?
 

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    6 gig
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    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
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