Posted 12 January 2006 - 03:29 PM
I have a single Maxtor 160Gb SATA drive partitioned into 4 volumes. The largest (H:) is used for storing Media files and has been marked by Windows XP as 'dirty' (previously corrupted). For the last few months chkdsk has been running as boot up. Found out from the microsoft site that this is because the drive is flagged as dirty, I've surpressed this using chkntfs.exe and run a chkdsk /f which found no errors. The drive is still flagged as dirty and won't defrag because chkdsk is scheduled.
Also can't run chkdsk via windows utility, because it can't get exclusive use of the H: drive, even though there should only be data files on there, no OS or programs installed. What could be 'locking' the drive?
System: Athlon 3000XP, Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard, 1Gb RAM, Windows XP SP2, Partition Magic 8.0 used for partitioning, Norton Internet Security Suite 2004 Pro. MS Office 2003 Pro.