c drive locked

  mad1234 07:36 30 Jun 07

i am running windows me & trying to do a thorough scan on scan disk but the pc keeps coming up with the message
scan disk cannot continue. a program such as disk utility has locked the drive. wait until this program has finished then try again.

i have used ctrl-alt-del to end all programs so scan disk is the only thing running but i still get this message.

is there any way i can unlock the drive?

  Diodorus Siculus 07:54 30 Jun 07

Try running in safe-mode.

At startup press F8 key till you get the menu then choose safe mode.

  mad1234 07:59 30 Jun 07

thanks Diodorus Siculus
i just tried that & i am still getting the same message

any more ideas?

  Diodorus Siculus 12:26 30 Jun 07

Not sure - strange that it is locked within safe-mode...

  gudgulf 12:29 30 Jun 07

This covers defragmenting rather than Scan Disc but may be the same problem click here

  mad1234 09:07 02 Jul 07

sorry for taking so long to get back about this.

gudgulf - i just tried that & it worked perfectly the scan disk is running as we speak.

thanks both of you for the info!

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