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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:46 am    Post subject: CHKDSK won't run
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Chkdsk can't run because this messge appears:
"Cannot lock current drive because it is in use by another process."

So I ran
chkdsk c: /F
and restarted the PC.

All my auto loaded processes started and the same message came up.

Next time I tried booting into safe mode with networking. Same
message.

Next time I held down the left Shift key but the same message came up.
I thought this action prevented autoexec from running.

What's the next step please?

Kathy
aka smiley

In God We Trust
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Wesley Vogel
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:46 am    Post subject: Re: CHKDSK won't run [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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After you schedule chkdsk and reboot, if you get one of these messages:

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

<quote>
This problem occurs because the Chkdsk.exe utility or the Autochk.exe
utility could not lock the partition. This problem can occur if another
utility or service, such as a virus checker program or a disk monitoring
program, locks the partition before you try to run the Chkdsk.exe utility or
the Autochk.exe utility.
<quote>

There are several things that can cause the problem.

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/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/529c2f9adcf33a1088256e22005026f1/52d79c84c363973488256ea600542b5a

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...
Kris@discussions.microsoft.com 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.
-----

You can also try this.

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

This can sometimes work.

Schedule chkdsk and reboot in Safe Mode.

The way to do that in this instance is to use the msconfig method.

Start | Run | Type: msconfig | Click OK |
BOOT.INI tab | Under Boot Options select: /SAFEBOOT

The /SAFEBOOT switch causes Windows to start in Safe Mode.

After making those boot.ini changes using msconfig, you need to click Apply
and Close.

Then click on: Restart.

See if chkdsk runs correctly.

Then before you shutdown or reboot again, open msconfig...

UNSelect: /SAFEBOOT under the boot.ini tab | Click Apply |
Under the General tab Select: Normal Startup - load all device drivers and
services | Click Apply and Close

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:qe1kn299dp4ji6lk6evf9liq4ttdlpeba6@4ax.com,
smiley@cheerful.com hunted and pecked:
> Chkdsk can't run because this messge appears:
> "Cannot lock current drive because it is in use by another process."
>
> So I ran
> chkdsk c: /F
> and restarted the PC.
>
> All my auto loaded processes started and the same message came up.
>
> Next time I tried booting into safe mode with networking. Same
> message.
>
> Next time I held down the left Shift key but the same message came up.
> I thought this action prevented autoexec from running.
>
> What's the next step please?
>
> Kathy
> aka smiley
>
> In God We Trust
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smiley
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Since: Dec 08, 2006
Posts: 7



PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: CHKDSK won't run [Login to view extended thread Info.]
Archived from groups: per prev. post (more info?)

Hi Wes,

Thank you. I did chkdsk C: /x and that seems to have worked because
the next time I rebooted CHKDSK ran successfully.

I appreciate your response.

Kathy
aka smiley

In God We Trust

On Fri, 8 Dec 2006 18:12:30 -0700, "Wesley Vogel"
wrote:

>After you schedule chkdsk and reboot, if you get one of these messages:
>
>Cannot lock volume for direct access
>or
>Cannot open volume for direct access
>
> <quote>
>This problem occurs because the Chkdsk.exe utility or the Autochk.exe
>utility could not lock the partition. This problem can occur if another
>utility or service, such as a virus checker program or a disk monitoring
>program, locks the partition before you try to run the Chkdsk.exe utility or
>the Autochk.exe utility.
> <quote>
>
>There are several things that can cause the problem.
>
>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/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/529c2f9adcf33a1088256e22005026f1/52d79c84c363973488256ea600542b5a
>
>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...
>Kris@discussions.microsoft.com 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.
>-----
>
>You can also try this.
>
>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
>
>This can sometimes work.
>
>Schedule chkdsk and reboot in Safe Mode.
>
>The way to do that in this instance is to use the msconfig method.
>
>Start | Run | Type: msconfig | Click OK |
>BOOT.INI tab | Under Boot Options select: /SAFEBOOT
>
>The /SAFEBOOT switch causes Windows to start in Safe Mode.
>
>After making those boot.ini changes using msconfig, you need to click Apply
>and Close.
>
>Then click on: Restart.
>
>See if chkdsk runs correctly.
>
>Then before you shutdown or reboot again, open msconfig...
>
>UNSelect: /SAFEBOOT under the boot.ini tab | Click Apply |
>Under the General tab Select: Normal Startup - load all device drivers and
>services | Click Apply and Close
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Wesley Vogel
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Since: Feb 23, 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:06 pm    Post subject: Re: CHKDSK won't run [Login to view extended thread Info.]
Archived from groups: per prev. post (more info?)

Glad to hear it, Kathy. Keep having fun.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:5jsnn21qhapjpt6s6pfss9ole84o1ajsul@4ax.com,
smiley@cheerful.com hunted and pecked:
> Hi Wes,
>
> Thank you. I did chkdsk C: /x and that seems to have worked because
> the next time I rebooted CHKDSK ran successfully.
>
> I appreciate your response.
>
> Kathy
> aka smiley
>
> In God We Trust
>
> On Fri, 8 Dec 2006 18:12:30 -0700, "Wesley Vogel"
> wrote:
>
>> After you schedule chkdsk and reboot, if you get one of these messages:
>>
>> Cannot lock volume for direct access
>> or
>> Cannot open volume for direct access
>>
>> <quote>
>> This problem occurs because the Chkdsk.exe utility or the Autochk.exe
>> utility could not lock the partition. This problem can occur if another
>> utility or service, such as a virus checker program or a disk monitoring
>> program, locks the partition before you try to run the Chkdsk.exe
>> utility or the Autochk.exe utility.
>> <quote>
>>
>> There are several things that can cause the problem.
>>
>> 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/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/529c2f9adcf33a1088256e22005026f1/52d79c84c363973488256ea600542b5a
>>
>> 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...
>> Kris@discussions.microsoft.com 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.
>> -----
>>
>> You can also try this.
>>
>> 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
>>
>> This can sometimes work.
>>
>> Schedule chkdsk and reboot in Safe Mode.
>>
>> The way to do that in this instance is to use the msconfig method.
>>
>> Start | Run | Type: msconfig | Click OK |
>> BOOT.INI tab | Under Boot Options select: /SAFEBOOT
>>
>> The /SAFEBOOT switch causes Windows to start in Safe Mode.
>>
>> After making those boot.ini changes using msconfig, you need to click
>> Apply and Close.
>>
>> Then click on: Restart.
>>
>> See if chkdsk runs correctly.
>>
>> Then before you shutdown or reboot again, open msconfig...
>>
>> UNSelect: /SAFEBOOT under the boot.ini tab | Click Apply |
>> Under the General tab Select: Normal Startup - load all device drivers
>> and services | Click Apply and Close
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Joined: Jan 03, 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: CHKDSK won't run [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hi Wesley!

I tried so many solutions online but to no avail! I wasted so many hours and nights trying to fix this and nothing they suggest works!

Until I saw your message... Thank you so much!!!

I cannot perform defrag, then try do to chkdsk as told but also fail as the volume is lock.

I follow your instruction to schedule a chkdsk and then reboot n safe mode. Viola! Thank you very much...

I am so relieved and glad that this is finally works and thank you once again!

Thanks Kathy for helping to locate Wesley... Smile

Cheers! Happy New Year!

James
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