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Windows 7: Unable to run chkdsk hard drive write protected


14 Dec 2011   #1

windows ultimate
 
 
Unable to run chkdsk hard drive write protected

Please help Unable to run windows on any mode normal or safe when running in prompt mode and ask it to run chkdsk it gives me the following the type of file is NTFS, Cannot lock current drive, Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected. Have tried hard drive on another machine same happens Have put a new Windows 7 on a another hard drive and when I try to run chkdsk on this hard drive Iget the same message as anyone had the same problem please note the hard drives are different makes and the machines have different motherboards ect have also dtied diskpart without any success at present time looking in different forume this seems a problem to a lot of trouble
thenks regards Ric


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14 Dec 2011   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Does diskpart detail disk tell yo it is read only?
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14 Dec 2011   #3

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diskpart
select disk X (X=0,1,2 etc)
attrib disk
attrib disk clear readonly

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diskpart
list vol
sel vol X (X is 0,1,2,3 etc)
attrib vol
attrib vol clear readonly
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15 Dec 2011   #4

windows ultimate
 
 

Already tried did not work anyway will keep pluging away thanks very regards richard
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15 Dec 2011   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
diskpart
select disk X (X=0,1,2 etc)
attrib disk
attrib disk clear readonly

--------------
diskpart
list vol
sel vol X (X is 0,1,2,3 etc)
attrib vol
attrib vol clear readonly
post output of "attrib disk" and "attrib vol" please
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15 Dec 2011   #6

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Cannot lock current drive, Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.
=>strange message!! Is it the drive or volume that has the problem?

Are there more volumes (partitions) on that disk? if so try chkdsk on that volume as well. Fails too?
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14 Nov 2012   #7

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Type chkdsk C: /f /r /x
and it should work
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06 Feb 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (unsure about "premium")
 
 

Typing "chkdsk C: /f /r /x" worked perfectly, thank you so much. +1 for future internet nomads.
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23 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JRC87 View Post
Type chkdsk C: /f /r /x
and it should work
This got chkdsk going for me as well. Thank you!
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31 Mar 2014   #10

windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 
disk part cannot found vol list

Hi,

I have the same problem. This morning when I come to office I found one of my server show a repair options screen. I used Windows Server 2008 running on Supermicro machine.

From recovery console, I have try CHKDSK X: /R /F /X still cannot running with same message, ntfs write protect thing. Also I trying DISKPART, when I do LIST VOL, LIST DRIVE, LIST PARTITION, a message occurred are 'The disk you specified is not valid. There is no disk selected.'

My disk sets mirror, and I can see both disk on bios setup. Unfortunately, I don't have any image for recovery my OS and not enable system restore feature.

Can anybody suggest me what should I do? Many thanks..
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