Repost: Chkdsk: Cannot open volume for direct access

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Kevin Cochran, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Greetings,

    On Vista Home Premium, when the trying to run chkdsk from boot, the
    following error comes up:

    Checking file system on C:
    Type of the file system is NTFS
    Cannot open volume for direct access

    Any ideas?

    Kevin Cochran, Aug 14, 2007
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  2. Kevin Cochran

    George Blake Guest

    I have found on Vista that this problem occurs only when running Check disk with both check box options selected. To clear the problem, uncheck both boxes and let check disk run. My machine ran with no errors. Then run check disk with one check at a time. "Automatically fix file system errors" will run at start up time. No boxes checked and "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" checked, will run in Windows.
    George Blake, Jan 25, 2011
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