My PC has slowed down to a crawl after a crash in Studio 10. I have done all the housekeeping jobs and uninstalled Studio. However, when I try to run CHKDSK on drive C the message says "the type of the volume is NTFS. Cannot open volume for direct access. windows has finished checking the disk" Loading programmes is very slow as is accessing my broadband but once inside a programme things are OK. I'm running Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2. IGB RAM.
Thanks VoG. I have tried the method you suggested.When I accessed the cmd then chkdsk/f/r/b the response was that "b" was a wrong parameter. It told me I had a NTFS file system. I tried again without the "r" or "b" and got a message saying it would run in Read-only mode. Then a message saying: "File segment 48984 is unreadable " " 48985 " " " " 48986 " " " " 48987 " " Errors found. Checkdisk cannot continue in read-only mode". I don't know whether this all means I need a new hard disk or whether it would be possible to repair it. But if I can't get chkdsk to do it what then?
Thanks Brundle. I have SP2. and tried your suggestion. after deleting the /b bit because it keeps telling me it's a wrong parameter I still get the same response. I am running McAfee security suite. No Spywaredoctor. McAfee or Windows defrag.