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Cannot open volume for direct access

By gchichester ·
Does anyone know of a fix for this problem.
I get this message every time I boot two onf my WinNT 4.0 SP5, Workstation. I think it is preventing me from cloning the drive using
a hardware disk dupper.

Thanks for you input
Gil Chichester

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by vn In reply to Cannot open volume for di ...

Hey... dug some stuff up for yah...
Hope this helps...
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This behavior can occur if CrypKey Software Licensing System version 4.3 from Cobalt Systems is installed on the computer.To work around this issue, follow these steps:


Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

Double-click Devices.

Click NetworkX, click Startup, click Disabled, click OK, and then click Close. This change does not take effect until the computer is restarted.

NOTE: To re-enable CrypKey after repairs have been completed, change the startup option for NetworkX back to its original setting.

Hope this helps you... Latez-

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by vn In reply to Cannot open volume for di ...

Hey... here is another one for yah...

The new remote control video system driver, Systems Management Server Remote Control Video Helper (Rchelp.sys), is implemented in Systems Management Server Service Pack 3.

The "Cannot open volume for direct access" error message occurs because Rchelp.sys was creating a file on the volume during startup. Consequently, CHKDSK was unable to get exclusive access to the volume.

To work around the problem, edit the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\rchelp
Set the Start value (reg_dword) to 2 (the default is 1).

This has the effect of changing the startup value from "System" to "Automatic", starting it later in the boot process, which solves the Chkdsk problem.

Chkdsk will still work normally when you start the computer and the Systems Management Server Remote Control functionality is retained.

To automate the deployment of the fix, create a text file with a REG extension. It should consist of the following lines:
REGEDIT
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\rchelp]
"Start"=dword:00000002
Run the following command at each computer to implement the fix. Note that the user who is logged on must have the appropriate permission.
regedit <path>\<filename>.REG
You can run the command as part of a logon script or distribute it as a Systems Management Server job, or a similar process.

Latez-

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