Check disk errors doesn't work on mounted volumes

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Diego, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Diego

    Diego Guest


    if you go to properties under a disk drive -> tools and then click check now
    it opens a windows to check disk errors.
    Now, if you go to windows computer managment -> disk managment and remove
    all letter assigments for a drive (be careful which drive you pick!, if you
    don't know this just don't do it) and then mount a volume in an empty
    directory in other drive.
    Then (without having any letter assigments for a drive) go to disk
    properties and try to check disk errors in the tools tab, it will not open
    the check errors window :-(.

    Does it happen to you too? I guess the disk error checking program ask for a
    letter to work :-(.
    Diego, Nov 4, 2007
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  2. Why would you remove drive letter assignments. Are you actively trying to
    break your computer.

    There are many thing you can do to screw up an operating system. It doesn't
    mean you should.



    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    Richard Urban, Nov 4, 2007
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  3. Diego

    Diego Guest


    I just have too many disk letters and I prefer to mount drives inside
    folders. As NTFS will let me do that, I'm just taking advantage of the

    2 DISKs (with three partitions) + 1 External Disk (2 partitions) + 1 DVD+RW

    I just don't want so many letters (the external hard drive is 1TB so I'm
    planning to make more partitions too).

    Anyway, it shouldn't break anything mounting a drive in a directory instead
    of having letters (it's the way all unix systems work).

    Diego, Nov 4, 2007
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