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#1 wsmith402

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 03:01 PM

When i try to run check disc, i get a message that says, cannot open volume for direct acess. I tried running check disk from command promp also. Keep getting same message. i even tried starting in safe mode and then running check disc. Keep getting same message. How can i get check disc to run.

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 05:31 PM

Either boot to the recovery console and run chkdsk /r or do the following:

right-click on a command prompt icon and open as administrator. In the command prompt window type: chkdsk /r (then press ENTER). You'll be told the disk is in use and asked if you want to run checkdisk on the next boot. Say yes, exit the command prompt window, and reboot.

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 06:02 PM

i have tried that approach. still won't run

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 06:30 PM

A certain thread where a distinguished member ask the OP if Spyware doctor was installed on his system. He found out it was and removing the software has corrected the problem. Another article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823439

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 10:47 PM

What is the make/model of your system?

Did you follow Allans advice to boot to the recovery console and then run
chkdsk /r

If so, how?
In most cases that will fix the issue but you will need a genuine Windows XP cd to do so.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:43 AM

I have a compaq presario v2000 laptop that my niece gave to my son. I don't have a disc to run the recovery with. I may have to buy one.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 05:40 PM

You can make a free Recovery Console CD, boot the computer with it, and then run chkdsk C: /r

Guide is here: http://artellos.com/arcdc-page

 
Please download ARCDC from Artellos.com.
  • Double click ARCDC.exe
  • Follow the dialog until you see 6 options. Please pick: Windows Professional SP2 & SP3
  • You will be prompted with a Terms of Use by Microsoft, please accept.
  • You will see a few dos screens flash by, this is normal.
  • Next you will be able to choose to add extra files. Select the Default Files.
  • The last window will allow you to burn the disk using BurnCDCC
Your ISO is located on your desktop.

Good luck. :)

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 09:04 PM

Got a friend family member or neighbor that you might be able to borrow a genuine XP cd from?
Personally I think it might be a better approach to follow Allan's advice.
In the beginning there was the command line.




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