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Unable to repair disc using "chkdsk"


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Yeoman

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Hi there, and Merry Xmas

I am aware that I have a disc error, and a check on the DOS window confirms that I have a "dirty disc."

When I attempt to carry out a chkdsk using any of the variations (/f /r/ c:) it tells me, "Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system re-starts?" (Y/N)

I select "Y" close down completely and reboot. On rebooting, the message appears, "The type of file is NTFS. Cannot open volume for direct access."

Can anyone help please?

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According to microsoft's help page you need to download and install the latest service pack. so just startup your pc and run windows update and download/install all updates. you'll probably have to install some then restart then run update again and install and restart untill all updates are installed.

good luck
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Thanks for replying. I have always had the automatic microsoft/windows updates turne on. However I checked as you advised, both with Microsoft updates and Windows updates. One update was downloaded, but then both areas informed me that I am up to date with updates.

I then closed down completely, re-booted and tried to chkdsk /f /r c: and replied "Y" to check it on next boot.

It booted up and gave me a similar message, "The type of file is NTFS. Cannot open volume for direct access. Windows has finished checking disk."

Would you have any further suggestion?
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Found THIS regarding your problem.

Seems that quite a few programs can keep chkdsk from running.

Also Zonealarm 5 will stop it, as "posted on another site"

More reading: The type of file is NTFS. Cannot open volume for direct access

This from "windowsITPro site": The type of file is NTFS. Cannot open volume for direct access
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Thanks 123Runner. Only thing is none of your links will open for me. Get the white page, "This page is currently unavailable etc...."

Over to you again - sorry
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Sorry about the links. I don't know what happened. I verified them before I posted this time. They should all work.

http://www.windowsit...4614/14614.html

http://hardware.mcse...04-7-50223.html

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823439

This link references quite a few programs that have created a problem.
http://www.eggheadca...ost27391373.asp
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If that doesn't work, try running a CHKDSK from the recovery console (CHKDSK C: /P /R) on the XP disk (see 'By CD-ROM' on the linked page), or by installing it on your local disk.

More alternative are to run a disk check from your BIOS, if there's an option to do so, or to install Windows onto a new partition, mount the old partition and run a check from there.
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I have managed to fix the dirty disc by downloading an ISO RC and running it. Disk now "Not dirty" thanks for your help in this matter.
:)
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