HD chkdsk /f won't work

Posted on 2008-10-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
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:

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

In the meantime buy a new drive.  :)

3.How To Use Recovery Console on a Computer That Does Not Start in Windows 2000

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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 :

try running  chkdsk when booted from bart pe :
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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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