cannot check h/d for errors!

  sunways 21:01 30 Jan 2006

On setting up my hard drive to check for errors, after restart i get the message 'cannot open volume for direct access' Any ideas any one ?..
XP HOME SP2............

  VoG II 21:03 30 Jan 2006

This should be fixed by SP2 click here

  woodchip 21:09 30 Jan 2006

will it work in safe mode less drivers running

  sunways 15:02 01 Feb 2006

sp2 installed,and will not run in safe mode,same 'cannot open volume for direct access' any ideas any one

  SANTOS7 15:09 01 Feb 2006

* Cannot lock volume for direct access
* Cannot open volume for direct access

This can be caused by a 3rd party application locking the partition such as a virus checker or disk monitor tool. To correct disable any 3rd party services or devices that may be locking the partition.

1. Start the Services control panel applet (Start - Settings - Control Panel - Services)
2. Select the service and click Startup
3. Set the startup type to Manual and click OK
4. Repeat for any other services
5. Start the Devices control panel applet (Start - Settings - Control Panel - Devices)
6. Set the startup type to disabled for any 3rd-party devices who you think might be causing the lock problem but BE CAREFUL. If you are unsure the device you are disabling may stop system startup create a second hardware profile and test (see 'Q. How can I safely disable a device?').
7. Restart the machine, the drive should no longer be locked. ( could be zonealarm related)

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