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Digital & Video Cameras Moderator Joined: Jan 2, 2006 Messages: 10,067 Likes Received: 2 I'm trying to run both chkdsk and create a new partition on my primary HDD. When I do chkdsk with the fix command in windows, it says that I have to reboot. So I do, and after the Windows loading bar I get to the white text on blue background screen, and the error message "Cannot Lock Volume for Direct Access." Judging from the MS knowledge base, this seems to be a problem that MS fixed in their SP2 update, but I have SP2... When I try to create a partition on my primary, Partition Magic requires a reboot, so I do. After the windows loading bar I get to the white text on blue background screen and Partition Magic now gives me "Error 27: Cannot Lock Drive" So I thought that some startup program was probably locking the drive. I go into msconfig and select diagnostic startup, so only necessary system services are started on startup. The same thing happens. Anyone else have any other ideas? #1 fuzzybabybunny, Sep 14, 2006 fuzzybabybunny Moderator
Digital & Video Cameras Moderator Joined: Jan 2, 2006 Messages: 10,067 Likes Received: 2 No one? #2 fuzzybabybunny, Sep 14, 2006 Smilin Diamond Member Joined: Mar 4, 2002 Messages: 7,357 Likes Received: 0 boot to recovery console and run chkdsk from there. If something is locking the drive before smss.exe can kick off chkdsk then you have loaded some really badly written software/driver on your box. If MSConfig does not list it then it is likely a filesystem/mass storage driver or filter driver. regardless of the cause, recovery console will be the fix. Be aware that you are already in "/f" mode when you run chkdsk in recovery console so that switch does nothing. Instead use the "/p" switch which will force chkdsk to do the scan. Otherwise chkdsk when run from recovery console will only do a true scan if the dirty bit is set on the drive. Show me a tech that knows how to edit a disk by hand and I'll show you a tech that hates partition havok. That software is bad news. #3 Smilin, Sep 15, 2006 fuzzybabybunny Moderator
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