chkdsk

Khayman

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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
 

Khayman

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

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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.
 

Khayman

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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
 

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i get the messge that another process has exclussive access to my drive and i cannot continue
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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.
 

Khayman

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well i've unistalled NU and still no go
 

Lonman

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

Khayman

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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!
 

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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?
 

Khayman

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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!!
 

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