Hi, I can't scandisk and fix errors, either with winxp chkdsk utility or with Norton Syswks. I get message that the operating system or another process has exclusive access to the drive or some of its files. I can schedule and run chkdsk at boot but it does not cure the problem diagnosed which is 'problem with volume bitmap'. I am using NTFS.
Things seem to be running a bit slow. Can anyone offer any advice.
I tried /F within the windows utility, the norton systemworks utility and from the command prompt. Always get the message that the drive is in use by another process and that chkdsk cannot be run. It offers to schedule a chkdsk at startup but this does not fix the problem as diagnosed which is in the Security Descriptors area of the drive and involves 'errors in the volume bitmap'
Any other suggestions as to what is going on or what I can do? I have not used NTFS before - perhaps this is normal.
Jim - Thanks - fantastic help - those links are really useful. I'll try “chkntfs <drive letter>:” and if that doesn't report that the “dirty bit” is set I may just forget about the problem for a while. Otherwise it looks like next best is to download and install the appropriate hard drive tools and if all else fails use the recovery utility.
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