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Win 2000 CHKDSK problem

Hello,

I'm running windows 2000 and have a problem with defrag. This is the error a get;

C:>CHKDSK /F  
The type of file system is NTFS
Can not lock current drive

Cannot run because the volume is in use by another process.

Any way around this? Thanks for any help
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Debsyl99Commented:
Hi
Are you running this from a command prompt or do you get this error when using the degrag tool from disk management?
If it's 1) Can you not just say yes to the offer to run it on next boot? Either that or use

CHKDSK /F /R
To get the reboot - It won't run because chkdsk needs full access to the drive, and while the system is running it doesn't have that - system is used by another process.

Deb :))

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Clinton112299Author Commented:
Deb,

Yes it's ran from the Cdm, but I get this error also from the defrag tool.
On a reboot it tries and fails because it can't access the drive.

Clinton
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Debsyl99Commented:
Hi
Have you tried it in safe mode? Shouldn't need to but there could be something else going on - worth a try to see if it then works
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Clinton112299Author Commented:
Tried, same thing in Safe mode.


Clinton
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BigC666Commented:
howdy,

like Ded said sounds like something else maby going on, however boot from the install cd and select repair console, it will ask which win2k you want, enter the number then password, once you get to the c:winnt prompt you can run chkdsk /r, if this fails you need to get diags from you hd oem.

hope that this helps
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Debsyl99Commented:
Hmm

Howdy BigC666 - but my name's Deb - not Ded! (I smiled). Seems to be that something isn't quite right here somewhere - (ok so you know this anyway). I would do the following, but not nesessarily in this order:
1) Run some decent spyware and virus checks against your system - note that some virus checkers are useless when it comes to spy ware. The following are pretty good:
Trend HouseCall Scan Now
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp
Panda Active Scan
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm
Ad-Aware SE
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Spybot Search and Destroy
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/

These are useful tools anyway if you don't have them or haven't used them and so won't hurt your system.

However the fact that this isn't running in safe mode is a concern. First I'd try running this from start- run
sfc /scannow
Which is the system file checker and will check for any corrupt and invalid system files although you may need your original windows 2000 install cd. If this doesn't help, then certainly BigC's suggestion is worth a go, and if that does nothing try a repair install/in-place upgrade - this shouldn't damage your data or existing installation. How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/292175/EN-US/

After this you could always try a re-install of sp4 - but if it gets this far I suggest that you might be up against a hardware problem - you could run some hard disk diagnostics to check that your hard drive isn't on it's way out. Most disk manufacturers have diagnostic disks - boot up floppies that you can use to check your hard drive with. Let us know if you can't find what disk manufacturer made your hard-drive. Or you could run some memory tests against your RAM - but in my experience these aren't always reliable indicators of dodgy memory. Either way there are a few things to be looking at,

Deb :))
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BigC666Commented:
sorry Deb, sometimes i get soooooo confused
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Debsyl99Commented:
Rofl - I don't think I'm quite Ded yet!
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