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Failed to lock the game disk

When you try to enable super client mode on the game disk it fails to lock the game disk, and get the following error.

*** ERROR *** lock volume \\.\J: failed

1. Page file settings problem

The paging file size should be set as system managed size. If it is set as Drive D (No Paging File Size), it will cause the above problem.

  1. Right click "Computer", and select "Properties".
  2. In the pop up "Control Panel Home" window, click the "Advanced system settings" (Figure 1).

Control Panel Home

Figure 1

  1.  In the pop up "System Properties" dialog box, click the "Advanced" tab, and then click the "Settings" button (Figure 2).

System Properties

Figure 2

  1. In the pop up "Performance Options" dialog box, click the "Advanced" tab, and then click the "Change..." button (Figure 3).

Performance Options

Figure 3

  1. In the pop up "Virtual Memory" dialog box, uncheck the "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" check box. Select Drive C, and then click the "System managed size" radio button, and click the "Set" button. Finally, click the "OK" button (Figure 4).

Virtual Memory

Figure 4

2. Other programs are reading from the game disk

If there are other programs reading the game disk, it will also cause failing to lock this disk. So, you need to end these processes.

  1. Open Windows Task Manager, and click the "Performance" tab, and then click the "Resource Monitor..." button (Figure 5).

Windows Task Manager

Figure 5

  1. In the pop up "Resource Monitor" dialog box, click the "Disk" tab, find which programs are accessing the game disk, and then end these processes (Figure 6).

Resource Monitor

Figure 1-6

3. Monitoring Software and RDP Sharing Problem

If the monitoring software and RDP have been set as the sharing function, it will cause the game disk not to be locked as well.


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