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Unable to run CHKDSK


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Author:

Soumitra Sengupta MVP

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SUMMARY

Whenever one wants to run chkdsk on a partition he or she can not run that command.

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SYMPTOMS

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

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CAUSE

Such locking of the drive partition may be due to third party virus checker or disk monitor tool.

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RESOLUTION

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.
5]Click OK/Apply.
6]Reboot.
 

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Keywords: KB555484, kbhowto, kbpubtypecca, kbpubmvp

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Article Info
Article ID : 555484
Revision : 5
Created on : 8/19/2020
Published on : 8/20/2020
Exists online : False
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