Windows Disk Protection fails on system RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have installed Steady State on a system that has had the DISA checklist applied to it.  When I attempt to turn on Windows Disk Protection it fails every time.  I have run JKDefrag several times, and run chkdsk /R on reboot as well as a complete reinstall of Steady State.  Nothing seems to work.  I am wondering if there is a requirement for a service which is no longer running.  Anyone have any ideas?  I'm running Windows XP fully updated.
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 4:20 PM


  • Hi OnceandDone, have you received any error message when trying to turn on WDP? Can you let me know the exact error message? I suggest you first perform a Clean Boot and see the result:

    1. Click Start, type "MSCONFIG" (without the quotations) in the Search Bar and Press "Enter" to start the System Configuration Utility.

    Note: Please click Continue if the "User Account Control" window pops up.

    2. Click the "Services" tab, check the "Hide All Microsoft Services" box and click "Disable All" (if it is not gray).
    3. Click the "Startup" tab, click "Disable All" and click "OK". Then, please re-check Windows SteadyState related items.
    4. Restart the computer and test the issue.

    Note: Clean Boot is a troubleshooting step. If some programs have been disabled, we can re-enable them later. If you see the System Configuration Utility, check the box of "Don't show this message" and then click "OK".

    Please test this issue in the Clean Boot environment. 

    Then, please check if WDP can be turned on. Hope this helps!

    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Thursday, February 4, 2010 1:37 AM
    Monday, February 1, 2010 2:24 AM