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Windows 7: "Cannot lock current drive" (to do chkdsk scan in cmdprompt).

08 Apr 2014   #1

 
"Cannot lock current drive" (to do chkdsk scan in cmdprompt).

"Cannot lock current drive" ...and therefore I must schedule scan on reboot.

So how do I lock current drive to go ahead with scan without rebooting first?

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08 Apr 2014   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pappi View Post
"Cannot lock current drive" ...and therefore I must schedule scan on reboot.

So how do I lock current drive to go ahead with scan without rebooting first?
What is drive letter of current drive? What's on it?
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08 Apr 2014   #3

 

Current drive, I guess is C: . This contains my whole cyber-life files. Type of file system is NTFS
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08 Apr 2014   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pappi View Post
"Cannot lock current drive" ...and therefore I must schedule scan on reboot.

So how do I lock current drive to go ahead with scan without rebooting first?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pappi View Post
Current drive, I guess is C: . This contains my whole cyber-life files. Type of file system is NTFS
You can't, it is in use. You have to reboot to run the chkdsk.

Disk Check
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08 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

In windows 8, you are able to run a disk check on drive c without restarting, all previous versions of windows require a restart of the Operating system.
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08 Apr 2014   #6

 

Hmmm...finally I found something I like about W8. Thanks guys, but I would rather just reboot.

BTW, can chkdsk be done in cmdprompt in W8?
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08 Apr 2014   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pappi View Post
BTW, can chkdsk be done in cmdprompt in W8?
Yes it can,

CHKDSK - Check a Drive for Errors in Windows 8
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08 Apr 2014   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Yes and in windows 7. You would rather reboot? That is what its going to do when you check both boxes and have it check drive c, prompt to reboot. Unless you meant rather not have to reboot.

Here are the multiple ways to run check disk in windows 7:

Disk Check
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08 Apr 2014   #9

 

sorry, wrong entry.
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08 Apr 2014   #10

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You can see the results in event viewer,

Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log
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