chkdsk

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Khayman, Feb 2, 2002.

  1. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    When i run chkdsk, or NDD, i get the messge that another process has exclussive access to my drive and i cannot continue. i have to scheduale a boot time check to do a scan.

    Does any one know waht might be locking my drive

    btw it happens on both my c (NTFS) and d (FAT32) drives
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Norton Utilities
     
  3. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    What about it? which program?, i don't have anything from it running!?
     
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Look in task manager... There's something running in the background and you can't kill it either. That's the reason I got rid of it. Uninstall it and see... you can always put it back.
     
  5. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    these loads of things in task manager, most of which i don't know what they are. the only thing i can see is norton av. besides i have hd Nu installed for ages with no probs, and havn't run anything recently
     
  6. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    ^^^^
    That's what I'm referring to.

    I never had a problem with Norton Utilities... I just don't want anything running in the background that won't let me do certain things... like quick format a partition or something.
     
  7. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    well i've unistalled NU and still no go
     
  8. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    did you re-boot?
     
  9. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    yes, it made me
     
  10. Lonman

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    I don't know what's locking your drive then... for me it was Norton. :confused: :confused:
     
  11. GeeZuZz

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    i have the same problem, but i don't have any norton programs installed... or any other programs running in background except windows programs..
     
  12. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    getting really annoying now, when diskeeper runs, it says theres an error on the disk and to run chkdsk. so i do, but the drive is locked. The only thing i can do is do a check when it boots. so i do that- nothing appears to be fixed, it doesn't display a message or anything saying something was fixed. but when it reboots again, the drive is still locked and diskeeper still don't run!
     
  13. Lonman

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    Is the drive encrypted or something? Any third-party delete protection programs like Norton protected recycle bin... that sort of thing?
     
  14. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    nope not encrypted. have completly unistalled NU, so no protected recycle bin.

    The only thing i found on the MKB was about NT and it mentions a program called clearmem which was on the NT resource pack, so i download it and its not on it!!