When I run the System Mechanic Drive Medic Hard Drive Repair tool, I receive a message stating, "Drive Locked ..."

Problem

When I run the System Mechanic Drive Medic Hard Drive Repair tool, I receive the following message:

"Drive Locked: Analysis scheduled for next restart, Click here to cancel scheduled repairs on next restart"

Cause

One or more programs is currently using (and has locked) the particular drive. Drive Medic needs full access to the drive to perform its search and repair functions and cannot obtain this access while the drive is locked.

Because the drive was unable to be analyzed at the time of request, the analysis has been scheduled to take place during the next system restart when drive access is guaranteed.

Resolution

This issue is normal behavior for Windows systems.

You have two options:

Cancel Pending Analyses
To stop the analysis from taking place at the next system restart, click the Click here to cancel scheduled repairs on next restart link. The text of the message changes accordingly.

Analysis on next start recommended
To allow Drive Medic to analyze the drive during the next system restart, select the Click here to analyze and repair drive during next restart link.

 

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Topic Information
  • Topic #: 16098-212
  • Date Created: 7/5/2012
  • Last Modified Since: 8/7/2014
  • Viewed: 5318