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Check disk cannot access the drive.


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#1 JCII

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 07:39 PM

Trying to run check disk and get a message that the system cannot access the drive. This laptop has always been able to run check disk before. Starting to get a blue screen every once and a while. All in all the computer is running good though.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 07:44 PM

Right click on the C drive in Explorer and go Properties > Tools > Check Now (under Error Checking). Check both boxes then click "Start Now". A message will pop up saying that Error Checking will run after you restart the computer. Restart the computer and Error Checking will run automatically after the restart. After itís finished it will restart into Windows automatically.
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 08:13 PM

Hi, I have done that, checking both boxes and shutting down the computer. When it restarts it starts to or looks like it will do a check disk but then there is a message that it cannot access the drive and it skips the check disk step and boots up.

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 03:08 PM

You might want to go to the support site for the manufacturer of the hard drive and download their diagnostic utility and run it
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 03:18 PM

Ok,

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 08:39 AM

Hi, check disk is now working....not sure why it did not work before. It had said could not access the disk but now it does run check disk.




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