Check Disk cannot open file

  [DELETED] 04:18 28 Mar 2006

Does anyone have a solution to my problem? I tried to run check disk today and upon boot up i got the following message " cannot open file for direct access. windows has finished checking disk"
I'm running XP Pro with SP2 and have been able to run check disk in the past; no problem.

  [DELETED] 04:41 28 Mar 2006

Just had the same problem if you have an xp cd boot with that then choose the recovery console option and then run chkdsk if you add the /r switch it checks the drive for bad sectors and file errors

so command would be chkdsk (drive letter:) /r

Once thats run through boot back into windows and to cancel that boot time scan open up a command promt and type in the command chkntfs /d this restores the default disk checking behaviour.

As for what causes the problem im in the dark but the above will get the disk checked.

If you dont have a xp cd you can download the xp boot up floppies from microsofts site (6 disks) and that should get you to the recovery console also.


  [DELETED] 05:49 28 Mar 2006

Okay, will try. Thankyou for your prompt reply!

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