I have upgraded to CloneDVD 126.96.36.199 and am happy to report that this update does indeed fix the locked volume issue that affected at least XP and that once again Check Disk functions normally without resorting to a safe boot as well as in my case, an offline or boot time defragmentation that Perfect Disk has.
I hope that the folks at Slysoft will post an update to AnyDVD pronto! that incorporates the updated ElbyCDIO driver that was the “culprit” behind this locked volume issue in XP for those end-users that don’t also have CloneDVD.
…And BEFORE they release any more updates for both CloneDVD or AnyDVD that they fully “beta” test them on sytems besides Vista for those of us that are holding off on switching to Vista for reasons that are tooo long to list here
WHEW! I spent about 8 hours over the last 2 days trying to figure out why chkdsk was failing at boot - I had installed the latest Windows XP updates, a few other programs, and the latest AnyDVD and CloneDVD. I would never have thought that AnyDVD and CloneDVD could affect things in the XP pre-boot environment! Has SlySoft mentioned HOW this happened? What drivers or other components they install could lock the volume before Windows is fully booted?
Glad I checked for the latest updates – this had me stumped!
I blame SlySoft for being blearily tired the last couple of days due to staying up late trying to fix this. Nyaaa!