chkdsk c: /f issue

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help' started by Diane B, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. Diane B

    Diane B Guest

    I am running win xp home edition and know "there is a problem with the file
    system" and run the above and receive the message about locking the volume?
    i have tried to run this at the 'command' prompt and receive same locking
    message.

    also, i try to run disk defrag (my computer-properties-tool) it gives me the
    msg: disk defrag has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run on volume c,
    plz run chkdsk /f, but i cannot because it is locked???

    any solution?

    thank you
     
    Diane B, Jul 15, 2006
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  2. Diane B

    Guest Guest

    If the file system is in question,install xp cd,exit the info page,go to
    run,type:
    cmd In cmd type:Sfc /Scannow When its thru,type:EXIT Or type:Defrag C:
    if thats what you wanted also.

    "Diane B" wrote:

    > I am running win xp home edition and know "there is a problem with the file
    > system" and run the above and receive the message about locking the volume?
    > i have tried to run this at the 'command' prompt and receive same locking
    > message.
    >
    > also, i try to run disk defrag (my computer-properties-tool) it gives me the
    > msg: disk defrag has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run on volume c,
    > plz run chkdsk /f, but i cannot because it is locked???
    >
    > any solution?
    >
    > thank you
    >
    >
    >
     
    Guest, Jul 15, 2006
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  3. >I am running win xp home edition and know "there is a problem with the
    >file
    > system" and run the above and receive the message about locking the
    > volume? i have tried to run this at the 'command' prompt and receive same
    > locking message.
    >
    > also, i try to run disk defrag (my computer-properties-tool) it gives me
    > the msg: disk defrag has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run on
    > volume c, plz run chkdsk /f, but i cannot because it is locked???
    >
    > any solution?
    >
    > thank you
    >


    When you do a disk check, with fix option, for system drive, it cannot be
    locked for the check disk application to give it exclusive access to disk.
    You'll need to reboot your computer when you run chkdsk /f, so it will start
    checking disk, before Windows desktop loads.

    Same for "disk defrag has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run on volume
    c". Reboot and let it run. :)
     
    Ville Alasaari, Jul 15, 2006
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  4. Diane B

    POP Guest

    Diane B wrote:
    > I am running win xp home edition and know "there is a
    > problem with the file system" and run the above and receive
    > the message about locking the volume? i have tried to run
    > this at the 'command' prompt and receive same locking
    > message.
    > also, i try to run disk defrag (my
    > computer-properties-tool) it gives me the msg: disk defrag
    > has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run on volume c,
    > plz run chkdsk /f, but i cannot because it is locked???
    > any solution?
    >
    > thank you


    The disk is "locked" because the operating system is using it.
    That's why chkdsk can't run. You have to do a Restart to let the
    chkdsk /f run; that way it starts chkdsk working before the disk
    is "locked" by the os. A little simplisitic, but that's close.
    It's only drive C (the boot drive) that you have to Restart like
    this. Other drives won't give that problem.
    If you notice chkdsk doing fixes, don't panic: the only ones
    to worry about are the ones it can't fix, and it'll give you
    instructions if that happens.

    Once you reboot and chkdsk has run, then you should be able to
    run defrag also since there won't be a chkdsk waiting to run. Do
    another Restart before you run the defrag.

    HTH
    Pop
     
    POP, Jul 15, 2006
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  5. Diane B

    Wesley Vogel Guest

    Defrag will not run until the scheduled chkdsk has run.

    If you are getting one of these messages:

    Cannot lock volume for direct access
    or
    Cannot open volume for direct access

    Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 9.0 can cause the problem.

    Chkdsk.exe or ScanDisk fails to run on Windows XP or Windows 2003 after
    installing Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 9.0
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...6e22005026f1/52d79c84c363973488256ea600542b5a

    A program called Hitman Pro can cause the problem.

    A really old version of ZoneAlarm (a version from 2004) can cause the
    problem.

    BitDefender Internet Security 9 can cause the problem.

    [[Ok BitDefender live support told me yesterday that they are working on it
    and
    sending people analyse tools but she didn't send me one.....]]
    from...
    21 May 2006

    Spyware Doctor can also cause the problem.

    The /x switch doesn't work if Spyware Doctor is installed. Spyware Doctor
    needs to be uninstalled or you can do this...

    Quoted from *PCTools*, *Spyware* *Doctor*...
    1. Exit from Spyware Doctor (to exit from Spyware
    Doctor please right click on the Spyware Doctor icon in
    the notification area (next to the clock on the Windows
    taskbar) and select Exit from the menu that appears)

    2. Delete the file
    ikhlayer.sys from %windir%\system32\drivers\
    or
    from c:\windows\system32\drivers\

    3. Restart Spyware Doctor

    Chkdsk, defrag and error-checking should now work.
    -----

    [[There is currently no fix for this problem.]]
    [[NOTE: You may have success if you schedule Chkdsk to run at startup and
    use the /X switch, which will force a dismount. ]]
    from...
    JSI Tip 7079. You receive 'Cannot open volume for direct access' when Chkdsk
    runs during Windows XP startup
    http://www.jsifaq.com/subO/tip7000/rh7079.htm

    To run chkdsk from a command prompt.

    Start | Run | Type: cmd | Click OK |
    In the command prompt, type:

    chkdsk C: /x

    Hit your Enter key.

    The following error message appears:
    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
    restarts? (Y/N)

    Type Y, hit Enter and close the command prompt.

    Reboot.

    The /x switch: Use with NTFS only. Forces the volume to dismount first, if
    necessary. All open handles to the drive are invalidated. /x also includes
    the functionality of /f. The /F switch fixes errors on the disk.

    Unable to run CHKDSK
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555484

    [[Message 1
    Cannot lock volume for direct access
    Message 2
    Cannot open volume for direct access ]]
    You receive an error message when you run the Autochk.exe utility on a
    partition after you restart the computer or when you schedule the Chkdsk.exe
    utility to run on a partition on a Windows 2000-based computer or a Windows
    NT-based computer
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/160654

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:W00ug.1816$Mz3.1747@fed1read07,
    Diane B <> hunted and pecked:
    > I am running win xp home edition and know "there is a problem with the
    > file system" and run the above and receive the message about locking the
    > volume? i have tried to run this at the 'command' prompt and receive same
    > locking message.
    >
    > also, i try to run disk defrag (my computer-properties-tool) it gives me
    > the msg: disk defrag has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run on
    > volume c, plz run chkdsk /f, but i cannot because it is locked???
    >
    > any solution?
    >
    > thank you
     
    Wesley Vogel, Jul 15, 2006
    #5
  6. Diane B

    Diane B Guest

    pop,

    i did try your suggestion and I still cannot run disk defrag as the same msg
    pops up "disk defrag has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run on volume
    c" i have restarted and it runs everytime I restart?...i have also found out
    that I have a "dirty" volume? It has been 2 yrs since i did a new install,
    is my times up??
    thank you for further help :)

    "POP" <> wrote in message
    news:uU%...
    > Diane B wrote:
    >> I am running win xp home edition and know "there is a
    >> problem with the file system" and run the above and receive
    >> the message about locking the volume? i have tried to run
    >> this at the 'command' prompt and receive same locking
    >> message.
    >> also, i try to run disk defrag (my
    >> computer-properties-tool) it gives me the msg: disk defrag
    >> has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run on volume c,
    >> plz run chkdsk /f, but i cannot because it is locked???
    >> any solution?
    >>
    >> thank you

    >
    > The disk is "locked" because the operating system is using it. That's why
    > chkdsk can't run. You have to do a Restart to let the chkdsk /f run; that
    > way it starts chkdsk working before the disk is "locked" by the os. A
    > little simplisitic, but that's close. It's only drive C (the boot drive)
    > that you have to Restart like this. Other drives won't give that problem.
    > If you notice chkdsk doing fixes, don't panic: the only ones to worry
    > about are the ones it can't fix, and it'll give you instructions if that
    > happens.
    >
    > Once you reboot and chkdsk has run, then you should be able to run defrag
    > also since there won't be a chkdsk waiting to run. Do another Restart
    > before you run the defrag.
    >
    > HTH
    > Pop
    >
    >
     
    Diane B, Aug 7, 2006
    #6
  7. Diane B

    hb Guest

    /Diane B/ said:

    > "POP" <> wrote in message
    > news:uU%...
    >> Diane B wrote:
    >>> I am running win xp home edition and know "there is a
    >>> problem with the file system" and run the above and receive
    >>> the message about locking the volume? i have tried to run
    >>> this at the 'command' prompt and receive same locking
    >>> message.
    >>> also, i try to run disk defrag (my
    >>> computer-properties-tool) it gives me the msg: disk defrag
    >>> has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run on volume c,
    >>> plz run chkdsk /f, but i cannot because it is locked???
    >>>

    >> The disk is "locked" because the operating system is using it. That's why
    >> chkdsk can't run. You have to do a Restart to let the chkdsk /f run; that
    >> way it starts chkdsk working before the disk is "locked" by the os. A
    >> little simplisitic, but that's close. It's only drive C (the boot drive)
    >> that you have to Restart like this. Other drives won't give that problem.
    >> If you notice chkdsk doing fixes, don't panic: the only ones to worry
    >> about are the ones it can't fix, and it'll give you instructions if that
    >> happens.
    >>
    >> Once you reboot and chkdsk has run, then you should be able to run defrag
    >> also since there won't be a chkdsk waiting to run. Do another Restart
    >> before you run the defrag.

    >
    > i did try your suggestion and I still cannot run disk defrag as the same msg
    > pops up "disk defrag has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run on volume
    > c" i have restarted and it runs everytime I restart?...i have also found out
    > that I have a "dirty" volume? It has been 2 yrs since i did a new install,
    > is my times up??


    http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_prevent_chkdsk_from_run.htm
     
    hb, Aug 7, 2006
    #7
  8. Diane B

    AJR Guest

    See if CHKDSK will run as follows: My computer>Rt. click
    drive>Properties>Tools tab>Error checking- DO NOT check "Auto fix..." or
    "Scan for..." CHKDSK should then run then and not at reboot. Note that it
    will not indicate errors but will verify that it can run.


    "Diane B" <> wrote in message
    news:A3vBg.6749$Mz3.5894@fed1read07...
    > pop,
    >
    > i did try your suggestion and I still cannot run disk defrag as the same
    > msg pops up "disk defrag has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run on
    > volume c" i have restarted and it runs everytime I restart?...i have also
    > found out that I have a "dirty" volume? It has been 2 yrs since i did a
    > new install, is my times up??
    > thank you for further help :)
    >
    > "POP" <> wrote in message
    > news:uU%...
    >> Diane B wrote:
    >>> I am running win xp home edition and know "there is a
    >>> problem with the file system" and run the above and receive
    >>> the message about locking the volume? i have tried to run
    >>> this at the 'command' prompt and receive same locking
    >>> message.
    >>> also, i try to run disk defrag (my
    >>> computer-properties-tool) it gives me the msg: disk defrag
    >>> has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run on volume c,
    >>> plz run chkdsk /f, but i cannot because it is locked???
    >>> any solution?
    >>>
    >>> thank you

    >>
    >> The disk is "locked" because the operating system is using it. That's why
    >> chkdsk can't run. You have to do a Restart to let the chkdsk /f run;
    >> that way it starts chkdsk working before the disk is "locked" by the os.
    >> A little simplisitic, but that's close. It's only drive C (the boot
    >> drive) that you have to Restart like this. Other drives won't give that
    >> problem.
    >> If you notice chkdsk doing fixes, don't panic: the only ones to worry
    >> about are the ones it can't fix, and it'll give you instructions if that
    >> happens.
    >>
    >> Once you reboot and chkdsk has run, then you should be able to run defrag
    >> also since there won't be a chkdsk waiting to run. Do another Restart
    >> before you run the defrag.
    >>
    >> HTH
    >> Pop
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    AJR, Aug 7, 2006
    #8
  9. Diane B

    Diane B Guest

    Thank you, but I still cannot run disk defrag. chkdsk does not run at
    startup now, but i am still getting the message when i try defragging:
    volume is in use, etc. do you want to run chkdsk at next startup? it is
    almost like a glitch with Microsoft. I have been on so many forums, searched
    the web for an answer but to no avail.

    do i need to do a clean install? thanks for the help :)
    "hb" <> wrote in message
    news:ur$...
    > /Diane B/ said:
    >
    >> "POP" <> wrote in message
    >> news:uU%...
    >>> Diane B wrote:
    >>>> I am running win xp home edition and know "there is a
    >>>> problem with the file system" and run the above and receive
    >>>> the message about locking the volume? i have tried to run
    >>>> this at the 'command' prompt and receive same locking
    >>>> message.
    >>>> also, i try to run disk defrag (my
    >>>> computer-properties-tool) it gives me the msg: disk defrag
    >>>> has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run on volume c,
    >>>> plz run chkdsk /f, but i cannot because it is locked???
    >>>>
    >>> The disk is "locked" because the operating system is using it. That's
    >>> why
    >>> chkdsk can't run. You have to do a Restart to let the chkdsk /f run;
    >>> that
    >>> way it starts chkdsk working before the disk is "locked" by the os. A
    >>> little simplisitic, but that's close. It's only drive C (the boot drive)
    >>> that you have to Restart like this. Other drives won't give that
    >>> problem.
    >>> If you notice chkdsk doing fixes, don't panic: the only ones to worry
    >>> about are the ones it can't fix, and it'll give you instructions if that
    >>> happens.
    >>>
    >>> Once you reboot and chkdsk has run, then you should be able to run
    >>> defrag
    >>> also since there won't be a chkdsk waiting to run. Do another Restart
    >>> before you run the defrag.

    >>
    >> i did try your suggestion and I still cannot run disk defrag as the same
    >> msg
    >> pops up "disk defrag has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run on
    >> volume
    >> c" i have restarted and it runs everytime I restart?...i have also found
    >> out
    >> that I have a "dirty" volume? It has been 2 yrs since i did a new
    >> install,
    >> is my times up??

    >
    > http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_prevent_chkdsk_from_run.htm
     
    Diane B, Aug 7, 2006
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