check disk error



Ronnie M
07-10-2005, 01:03 AM
I recently had to reformat my hard drive and reload windows xp. Since this
has been done check disk will not workproperly I keep getting the message:
"Checking file system on C
type of file NTFS
cannot open volume for direct access
windows has finished checking the disk"

Then the computer continues to start up normally.

I get this message every time I turn the computer on and/or restart it.

Any help to fix this would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Ron

Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 01:03 AM
What I'd highly recommend: Run CHKDSK /P from within the XP Recovery Console !
Set pc BIOS to boot from CDROM. Place XP CD in drive. Reboot from the CD.
Select the first option R Repair/Recovery Console. Select your Windows partition by number. Usually it is 1 .
Login to XP with administrator password. Then run CHKDSK /P from the command line. (In Recovery console /P replaces /F ).

Run it once (or repeat) until it shows no errors. This should clear the "dirty" flag on the disk drive C. Run CHKDSK for each drive on your system.
CHKDSK /P :X where X is letter for disk drive

References for Recovery Console:
Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console - Article ID 314058
http://support.microsoft.com/KB/314058

HOW TO: Install and Use the Recovery Console for Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/KB/307654

To exit the R Console, use the EXIT command.

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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
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"Ronnie M" wrote
>I recently had to reformat my hard drive and reload windows xp. Since this
> has been done check disk will not workproperly I keep getting the message:
> "Checking file system on C
> type of file NTFS
> cannot open volume for direct access
> windows has finished checking the disk"
>
> Then the computer continues to start up normally.
>
> I get this message every time I turn the computer on and/or restart it.
>
> Any help to fix this would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Ron


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