Checking C drive



H & G
07-10-2005, 01:14 AM
When I try to do an error check on c drive, it won't do it. I check to
automatically fix file system errors and scan for and attempt recovery of
bad sectors. When I restart the computer I get a message saying the volume
could not be accessed and scan is completed. I am running xp home addition
with service pack 2.
Any help as how to fix this problem will be appreciated.

Galen
07-10-2005, 01:14 AM
In news:Y8Lme.1848$li.1116@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com,
H & G <hjones10@kc.rr.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> When I try to do an error check on c drive, it won't do it. I check to
> automatically fix file system errors and scan for and attempt
> recovery of bad sectors. When I restart the computer I get a message
> saying the volume could not be accessed and scan is completed. I am
> running xp home addition with service pack 2.
> Any help as how to fix this problem will be appreciated.

Start > Run > Type "cmd" without the quotes > Enter button > Type "chkdsk /f
/r /x" again without the quotes > Hit enter > It will give you an error
message about the drive being locked and ask if you want to schedule it for
next boot > Type "y" without the quotes > Hit enter > Reboot > Get a cup of
coffee. Note that the /r implies /f but there's been too many times I've
seen it fail in the past so using both switches is a good idea in my
opinion.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes

H & G
07-10-2005, 01:14 AM
I tried your suggestion and I still get the message "Cannot open the volume
for direct access"
"Galen" <galennews@gmail.com> wrote in message
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In news:Y8Lme.1848$li.1116@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com,
H & G <hjones10@kc.rr.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> When I try to do an error check on c drive, it won't do it. I check to
> automatically fix file system errors and scan for and attempt
> recovery of bad sectors. When I restart the computer I get a message
> saying the volume could not be accessed and scan is completed. I am
> running xp home addition with service pack 2.
> Any help as how to fix this problem will be appreciated.

Start > Run > Type "cmd" without the quotes > Enter button > Type "chkdsk /f
/r /x" again without the quotes > Hit enter > It will give you an error
message about the drive being locked and ask if you want to schedule it for
next boot > Type "y" without the quotes > Hit enter > Reboot > Get a cup of
coffee. Note that the /r implies /f but there's been too many times I've
seen it fail in the past so using both switches is a good idea in my
opinion.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes

Galen
07-10-2005, 01:14 AM
In news:fVLme.8646$k43.4892@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com,
H & G <hjones10@kc.rr.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> I tried your suggestion and I still get the message "Cannot open the
> volume for direct access"

Curiouser and curiouser...

Okay, this time try it by instering your XP CD, make sure you're set to boot
from CD (most PCs are) in the BIOS setup utility, and when you reboot,
you'll press a key to boot from CD, then it will ask what you want to do,
you'll select "R" to repair, from there you'll go ahead and run the same
command after you've picked the version of Windows that you'd like to
repair.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes


Checking C drive