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HD chkdsk /f won't work

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On try to do chkdsk /f get "This type of file is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive. Chkdsk /f cannot run beause  the volumne is in use by another process." Asks me if I would like to run chkdsk/f at  startup. I check Y. On startup does not run. I tried to boot up from Windows boot disk to use repair but said i don't have an HD installed. But HD works as you can see. HD cuts off spysweeper and forces a restart when I run that. If I run chkdsk without /f incurs  "deleting corrupt attribute record from file record statement" in several iterations and does not delete anything.. Believe chkdsk /f would solve problems if could get it started.. Thanks.
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1.You are probably using the windows version of chkdsk.
Try to download the ms-dos 5 or 6 version of chkdsk:
http://www.allbootdisks.com/disk_contents/dos.html

2..If it does not work thenCertainly sounds like bad.  
If you  *must* get any data off (business/irreplacable data) you might want to look into professional data recovery services.  
If you are willing to take your chances I'd be inclined to look at something like http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file_recovery/info.htm?language=1

In the meantime buy a new drive.  :)

3.How To Use Recovery Console on a Computer That Does Not Start in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301645

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>>  I tried to boot up from Windows boot disk to use repair but said i don't have an HD installed.   <<  probably caused  by a sata disk = nor recognised by the XP install disk; you need to give the sata driver with the F6 usqe during bootup : http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsystems/ss/installxpnew1_3.htm

try running  chkdsk when booted from bart pe :  www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/
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Found a disk of Norton Ghost 12. Tried it and it let me into chkdsk under both analyze and command prompt. So got some improvement.
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nothing against you either, except you gave no feedback...
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Sorry, may not know all the proper protocol. Don't think I saw your answer before I stumbled on my solution. So, I was answering only the first person. Will do better next time. thanks.
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>>  the proper protocol  <<   reading the help files helps a lot; till next time !
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