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Windows 7: chkdsk - cannot open volume for direct access

08 Apr 2015   #1
sh4dow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
chkdsk - cannot open volume for direct access

Anything I've found about this relates to dead hard drives or driver issues. I however have no issues aside from chkdsk annoying me.

To explain: I guess Windows didn't take too kindly to the latest BSOD and upon reboot, I got that error for my primary drive. But it boots fine.
Of course it should probably be checked. But... Getting rid of the annoying chkdsk prompt is a much higher priority to me.

Does anybody here know how I could convince chkdsk to either not run or to make it work (I.e. get rid of the direct access issue)?
It is a Crucial m4 SSD by the way and SMART values are perfectly fine.


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08 Apr 2015   #2
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

All disks are accessible? You can create and delete and access files on the filesystems?

In Elevated Command Prompt
Code:
chkdsk/f  C:
that gives the error?
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08 Apr 2015   #3
Kaktussoft

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In the elevated command prompt:
Code:
fsutil  dirty  query  c:
Is it DIRTY?
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08 Apr 2015   #4
sh4dow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, everything worked just as usual.
No, I did not run chkdsk myself. Windows started running it automatically after a BSOD.

Thanks for the fsutil tip, the dirty bit really was set!
And when googling the meaning and consequences, I came across the following solution suggestion that worked for me:

First, exclude the drive from chkdsk and reboot. Windows will boot without chkdsk prompt:
Code:
chkntfs /X C:
Then, force chkdsk myself with the usual command:
Code:
chkdsk /f C:
After I did this, chkdsk was able to scan C:, it's not marked as dirty any more and Windows boots without chkdsk again.
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08 Apr 2015   #5
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Now do:
Code:
chkntfs /D C:
To reenable automatic chkdsk in case of disk errors.

Very strange the chkdsk command works ... it's the same that run automatically
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09 Apr 2015   #6
sh4dow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for making me aware of this, I would've assumed that it was a one-time thing.

It's just
Quote:
chkntfs /D
though by the way
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