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problem with running chkdsk


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Hello
I am trying to run the chkdsk /f function in xp, I have already been able to run chkdsk without the fix and the process finds problems with the drive, when I try to run teh chkdsk /f function I get the following message. "Cannot lock current drive." Volume is in use by another process" I can run the chkdsk by scheduling on restart, but then the process ends without reporting any errors, I am trying to confirm my drive is error free.

thanks for your help
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once you restart your computer chkdsk /r will run
if that has done so then just try doing this

start/run/ chkdsk / press ok
the command screen will open and chkdsk will run
it will run in 3 stages
if any errors are reported it will show you

or check your event viewer for any errors

start/run/ eventvwr.msc /click ok
open application
if you getany red or yellow marks click on them
and see what the event id is
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Yes
I did the start /run /chkdsk

that is when errors were reported, but when I did the chkdsk /f I got the message
cannot lock current drive
volume is in use by another process

thanks
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Yes
I did the start /run /chkdsk

that is when errors were reported, but when I did the chkdsk /f I got the message
cannot lock current drive
volume is in use by another process

thanks

did you restart your computer for chkdsk /r to run

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/218461
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Yes
with the scheduled restart, blue screen ran fine, didnt really give results, just stopped when completed.
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you should be fine then
chkdsk didnt report any errors
did you check event viewer
see if chkdsk reports errors
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Yes
no flags on event viewer

is there anyway I could run the chkdsk /f from the command prompt though?
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Boot your XP CD. If you don't have one download either of these and create a bootable CD from the .iso file

XP Recovery Console
Another XP Recovery Console

You don't burn the iso file itself to CD., you create a CD from the iso file using your CD burning software. There is a good freeware burner called DeepBurner which will do this. Another called ISO Recorder is also very easy to use.

Boot the CD and at the first opportunity, enter R to start the Recovery Console.
Next, choose which XP installation you want to login to. Normally this will be 1.
Lastly you will be asked for the Administrator password. Just press the Enter key as the Administrator does not have a password (unless you gave it one, then you would enter it).

From the command prompt, enter: chkdsk c: /r

Allow it to complete undisturbed.
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Problem fixed
ran winxp factory cd

ran the repair windows option

everything good now
thanks
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