can't find a running program

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

bikrchik

Thread Starter
Joined
Apr 6, 2004
Messages
6
I was wondering if someone can help me....whenever I go to run my scan disc or defrag it restarts 10 times and just keeps doing that...it tells me I have a program running but I turn everything off even the modem and still I can't run theses 2 programs. Any ideas for me to try
 

bikrchik

Thread Starter
Joined
Apr 6, 2004
Messages
6
bikrchik said:
I was wondering if someone can help me....whenever I go to run my scan disc or defrag it restarts 10 times and just keeps doing that...it tells me I have a program running but I turn everything off even the modem and still I can't run theses 2 programs. Any ideas for me to try
 

buf

Joined
Nov 4, 2001
Messages
1,998
Reboot and start tapping the F8 key when windows starts to load. When offered, select Safe Mode and then run the programs in safe mode and you should get no interference. Good luck and run those once or twice per month. Good luck. (y)
 
Joined
Oct 4, 2001
Messages
783
In checking for a running program you can go to Start> run> type "msinfo32" (without the quotes)> click on the Plus sign in front of "software environment"> then click on running tasks in the left window pane and you'll see everything running in the right hand pane.

P.S. Welcome to TSG!!!!
 

flavallee

Frank
Trusted Advisor
Joined
May 12, 2002
Messages
82,906
Click the link below and read the article, "Hard Drive Maintenance".

There have been some arguments about running Scandisk in "Automatically Fix Errors" mode, so you might consider leaving it unchecked - although I've never had a problem with running it in that mode.
 

bikrchik

Thread Starter
Joined
Apr 6, 2004
Messages
6
Thank you guys for all your help I was finally able to scan and defrag after a couple of months not being able too
 

flavallee

Frank
Trusted Advisor
Joined
May 12, 2002
Messages
82,906
What did you do to allow you to run Scandisk and Disk Defragmenter?
 

buf

Joined
Nov 4, 2001
Messages
1,998
Yes, please provide your way of having done the scandisk/defrag. That is a big part of the learning process! Thank you for posting of your success and we are happy for you.
 
Joined
Apr 7, 2004
Messages
42
Just a quick note to say that i tried END IT ALL and my defrag was superb.
Keep up the good info.
Many thanks

ps if you are in a position to donate to this site please do,it could prove invaluable.
Theres always a diamond in a pile of rocks!
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top