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Subject: Am I Admin or what?!
Thread ID: 78509 Message ID: 78509 # Views: 1 # Ratings: 0
Version: Not Applicable Category: Network and Computer Management
Date: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 5:59:13 PM         


I'm still not quite comfortable with NT 5.xx and all its blippin' restrictions (pardonne moi Francais (:>) ) that are soooooo counterproductive!

The question I have: how comes that even full Admin cannot run Check (local) Disk for Errors utility? What I did (WinNT 5.0/2K SP4):

Logged in as (full) Admin of my machine, then logged in as full Admin into LAN;
Opened Windows Explorer;
Right-clicked on my C: drive (non-shared, BTW), selected Properties;
Selected Tools tab;
Clicked Check Now... pushbutton in the Error-checking frame;
Checkmarked both options (file system errors fix and bad sectors recovery) in the Check Options group;
Clicked Start.

The message sprang out saying it "Cannot gain exclusive access to the disk" - beg yer pardon?!?! Am I Admin or what?!

I tried to have just one of the two check options marked - same result: no access.

Only after I left both checkboxes unmarked - then it started the operation, and after a short while reported "complete".

Now, could anybody tell me 3 things:

1. What sense does it make to just scan and not being able to fix errors, if found?
2. How comes that full Admin cannot have exclusive access to its own local disk?
3. Alternatively: if this happens (just my WAG) because I am also the full Admin on the entire LAN, it should not interfere with my actions as full Admin on my local disk, should it?





Am I Admin or what?! Posted by Ilya Rabyy @ 10/4/2005 5:59:13 PM
RE: Am I Admin or what?! Posted by Fausto Zecchi @ 10/5/2005 5:50:38 PM
RE: Am I Admin or what?! Posted by Ilya Rabyy @ 10/5/2005 6:57:00 PM