Chkdsk can't open volume for direct access

  Dioxynucleic 20:11 01 Jun 2005


Scheduled a chkdsk on start-up, and received the following message: "Cannot open volume for direct access." Which I assume means the chkdsk failed. Windows then starts up as usual. Chkdsk now runs every time I boot-up, and displays the same message.
Anybody know what's happening, and how to fix the error. (Nothing too techiie, please!)

Am running Windows XP Home Edition v2002 Service Pack 1.

  VoG II 20:13 01 Jun 2005

Install SP2 click here

  kinger 20:15 01 Jun 2005

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  VoG II 20:16 01 Jun 2005


  Joe R 20:23 01 Jun 2005


looks like you need SP2.

click here;en-us;823439&Product=winxp

  kinger 20:24 01 Jun 2005

You receive 'Cannot open volume for direct access' when Chkdsk runs during Windows XP / Windows 2000 startup?

When you schedule the Chkdsk utility to run a startup, you receive an error similar to:

Cannot open volume for direct access.
The type of the file system is NTFS.
IFSUTIL: Can't open drive. Status returned = c0000043.
Windows has finished checking the disk.

There is currently no fix for this problem.

When a solution becomes available, Microsoft will probably release a hotfix, or provide a workaround. If a hotfix becomes available, Microsoft will include the fix in a Windows XP service pack.

NOTE: You may have success if you schedule Chkdsk to run at startup and use the /X switch, which will force a dismount.

NOTE: See click here, which might resolve the problem if you are running ZoneAlarm software at the June 2004 build.

  Joe R 20:25 01 Jun 2005
  Joe R 20:26 01 Jun 2005

oops, what's Ms up to now.?

  kinger 20:26 01 Jun 2005

That's if you don't want to install service pack two, of course (smile)

  Joe R 20:27 01 Jun 2005


According to Ms, the only solution is to install SP2.

  VoG II 20:27 01 Jun 2005

That's the same link that I posted.

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