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Unable to run CHKDSK
Article ID: 555484 - View products that this article applies to.
Whenever one wants to run chkdsk on a partition he or she can not run that command.
When one wants to run the Chkdsk command on a partition,he or she gets the following error messages:-
Cannot lock volume for direct access
Cannot open volume for direct access
Such locking of the drive partition may be due to third party virus checker or disk monitor tool.
1]Click Start, go to Run menu and type services.msc and click OK.
2]In the Services(Local) list scroll down to the respective service (i.e. virus checker or the disk monitor tool).
3]Right click on that particular service and select Properties.
4]Change the Startup type to disabled for any 3rd-party applications which might be causing the Chkdsk lock problem.
Article ID: 555484 - Last Review: October 18, 2005 - Revision: 1.0
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