chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another pr

Hewlett-packard / Hp compaq dc7100 sff(pk86...
August 3, 2017 at 18:29:52
Specs: windows xp, 2.793 GHz / 4 gig
chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process.
Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the
system restarts? (Y/N)
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So does this mean I have a Virus ?



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#1
August 3, 2017 at 21:48:53
Not necessarily. Try running it from safe mode.

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August 4, 2017 at 01:41:54

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#3
August 4, 2017 at 06:25:17
It probably means you're trying to scan the drive Windows lives on, and it can't do that because every other program on your system would complain. Imagine the chaos that'd happen if you suddenly lost your C: drive, and you'd have a pretty good idea why chkdsk can't make C:\ disappear while it does its work.

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#4
August 4, 2017 at 07:04:05
re #3.

I have always tended to the same view; but when one checks the links I gave above, one finds it can be done with windows booted up?

Usually when I have tried it within booted windows I have gotten the message can't do it now; but it can scheduled to run next time windows boots up... (well words to that effect).


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#5
August 4, 2017 at 07:27:59
Yeah, 'cause autochk.exe (the program that does the boot scanning) runs before any third party programs, which is the only time when Microsoft can guarantee nothing else will attempt to use the volume.

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#6
August 5, 2017 at 07:12:42
Say Yes and let it do the scan.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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