If you find that chkdsk cannot open Disk Direct Access, the guide below should help you. The reason why you cannot open the volume for direct access might be some third party application, such as antivirus or disk monitoring tool, blocking the partition you want to check. As a result, you can follow these steps to disable the third party service.
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- Unable to open volume via CHKDSK due to direct access issues
- Causes of the problem and how to solve the problem
- how DiskInternals can help you
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Why Can’t CHKDSK Work On An External Drive On Windows?
CHKDSK cannot open volume when random access fails on external drives such as SD card, USB stick, etc. The reasons can be due to various reasons, such as third-party locking of the target drive and bad sectors on the drive. need to run CHKDSK, and so on. When you run CHKDSK from the command line, an error may occur that CHKDSK is not available for RAW disks.
Solution 1. Disable Any Third-party Service That Might Block Your Device.
- Press the Windows R keys on your keyboard at the same time to open the Run dialog box. Enter services.msc in the search box and click OK.
- The Services window will open and you can view all the services on your computer by scrolling down the page.
- Find a service that might block your device and clickright-click it to view its properties.
- For any third party application that might be causing chkdsk issues, change the startup type to Disabled.
- Click OK and close the service. You can then rerun chkdsk to see if the “Cannot open volume for direct access” error has been resolved.
Solution 2: Run Chkdsk After A Clean Boot
Clean Start is commonly used to resolve conflicting issues between third party services. The exact steps for performing a clean reboot differ from Windows editions. You can visit the Microsoft Knowledge Base to learn how to perform a clean boot depending on your version of Windows. Here we are just giving a general way of solving the problem.
- Click the Start button and find msconfig. In the search results, click System Configuration.
- In the dialog box, select the Tools tab. Select Hide All Microsoft Services and click the Disable All button.
- Click the Start tab to click Open Task Manager. For the startup item, select one here and click Disable.
- Close Task Manager and click OK on the System Configuration window. Reboot your computer.
- Open a command prompt and run chkdsk again.
Solution 3: Check And Repair Bad Sectors Of The Storage Device
To find out if your hard drive is damaged by bad sectors, you must perform a full bad sector scan. You can also try to repair bad sectors if found. You should be aware that any action to repair bad sectors will damage the data stored on the hard drive. Therefore, you need to get all important files in advance.
- Download and run the Eassos PartitioGuru Pro software. It offers a free feature to check and repair bad sectors.
- Right-click your hard drive or USB drive and select Check or Repair Bad Sectors.
- Click the Start Scan button and PartitionGuru will start scanningfor the presence of bad sectors.
- If bad headers are found after scanning, you can click the Repair button to fix the logical bad sectors.
Since bad sector repair operations corrupt data stored on storage devices, you should back up or recover data from damaged or damaged hard drives. If you can open the hard drive and access the files on it, you can simply copy the data to another hard drive. If your hard drive becomes unavailable, you can try a data recovery program to recover your files.
- Connect your damaged SD card or USB stick to your computer and run Eassos PartitionGuru.
- Select the damaged partition and click the File Recovery button on the toolbar. File recovery function supports file recovery from damaged, formatted or RAW disks using advanced algorithmma.
- In the File Recovery window, click the Start button without changing the default and the application will perform a full and deep scan of the device.
- Preview and restore files when scanning is paused or paused. Select the files you want to recover and right-click them. Select “Copy To” to save the data to your PC or another hard drive.
This article will provide solutions to resolve the chkdsk “Volume cannot be opened for direct access” error and a method to retrieve data from an inaccessible or corrupted volume. If you have any questions about this, please contact our technical team