ChkDsk Cannot Open Volume – Video Shows Solution

How To Exclude Drive in MS Security Essentials

chkdsk cannot open volume

Could Be Your Antivirus

Here is a video I did in conjunction with a data recovery, drive repair issue with my laptop.

A lot of people run into the error message “ChkDsk cannot open volume for direct access”.

The problem could be your antivirus software has the drive locked since it is trying to either actively scan at the time or even just monitor for changes.

Some antivirus software make it easy to suspend operations or shutdown the program entirely (that can be both good and bad!); Microsoft Security Essentials does not make it easy.

Therefore I thought a video showing how to exclude a drive from MS Security Essentials might be worthwhile.

Here is the video:

I appreciate you “like”ing the video at YouTube if it helps you.

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