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NT 4 'check disk' - how to force it on next logon?

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The two check disk options under 'drive properties > tools' that
initiate the file and disk checking functions don't always work
on re-boot.  The message: 'cannot open volume for direct access'
is displayed on the blue boot screen instead.  How can I force
these options to work every time??
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Question by:wreckage
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by:AGB
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May be Security permissions not correct? Have SYSTEM account access to your drive?
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nets earned 50 total points
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you have to enable direct disk access for programs, using lock command (internal command) in non nt-os
 syntax is lock drive letter
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by:Tim Holman
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'cannot open volume for direct access'

indicates something else has locked the drive.
Do you use any antivirus software ?

There are some good utilities at www.sysinternals.com for NTFS checking.
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by:wreckage
ID: 2556198
Sorry, Nets.  I'm a bit thick.  I've looked for
a 'lock' command and it doesn't exist on my
workstation, and is not recognised as a DOS
command, and all 'Help' tells me is all about
directory replication.
What do you mean "non-NT OS" - my problem
is in NT4?
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by:wreckage
ID: 2556199
Sorry, Nets.  I'm a bit thick.  I've looked for
a 'lock' command and it doesn't exist on my
workstation, and is not recognised as a DOS
command, and all 'Help' tells me is all about
directory replication.
What do you mean "non-NT OS" - my problem
is in NT4?
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by:wreckage
ID: 2556200
Sorry, Nets.  I'm a bit thick.  I've looked for
a 'lock' command and it doesn't exist on my
workstation, and is not recognised as a DOS
command, and all 'Help' tells me is all about
directory replication.
What do you mean "non-NT OS" - my problem
is in NT4?
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by:Tim Holman
ID: 2557336
Did you mean to accept that answer ?

Does CHKDSK /F work from the command line ?

CHKDSK won't run on reboot if the drive is already clean (what would be the point?).
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