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Windows XP Home Edition - Check Disk

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Anonymous
March 12, 2005 12:45:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

I have tried to run a disk check and as normal because this is being
performed on my C drive it will only do so on start up - that's fine and as
normal. But on start up the blue screen appears and displays the error
message 'Cannot open volume for direct access - windows has finished
checking' This suggests to me that the C drive is already in use before
check disk start and as it needs exclusive access it is unable to continue
with the check disk. What can I do?
Anonymous
March 13, 2005 3:07:41 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;823439&Product=winxp
Cannot open volume for direct access.

More information:
JSI Tip 7079_ You receive 'Cannot open volume for direct access'
when Chkdsk runs during Windows XP startup
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBO/tip7000/rh7079.htm
When you schedule the Chkdsk utility to run a startup, you receive an error similar
to: Cannot open volume for direct access.

Mark T wrote:
> I have tried to run a disk check and as normal because this is being
> performed on my C drive it will only do so on start up - that's fine
> and as normal. But on start up the blue screen appears and displays
> the error message 'Cannot open volume for direct access - windows has
> finished checking' This suggests to me that the C drive is already
> in use before check disk start and as it needs exclusive access it is
> unable to continue with the check disk. What can I do?
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