Cannot open volume for direct access

  Halmer 08:57 29 May 2004

When I try to run the Error Checking (Scan Disk)on my XP machine, the blue screen appears when it first boots up but I get the error message above.

Can anyone advise me why please?

  VoG II 09:49 29 May 2004

click here

Not much help sorry.

  Halmer 15:09 29 May 2004

The only thing of any note that I can recall doing is disabling system restore so that I could free up some space (it freed up about 10% of my 10 GB Hard Drive).

  Halmer 08:49 31 May 2004

Came back after five mins or so and it was going thro' the check so whatever it was seems to have cleared.


  Halmer 22:01 15 Jul 2004

again for some strange reason.

Worked once then gave up the ghost.

  stalion 22:22 15 Jul 2004

you say you disabled system restore to free up space on your hard drive so how much space have you got at the moment?

  stalion 22:24 15 Jul 2004

try running checkdisc in safe mode

  Halmer 20:37 16 Jul 2004

I've only got a small one!

6.5 GB of 10 GB free

  Halmer 21:36 29 Jul 2004

and this problem seems to have gone now.

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