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Can't scandisk or difrag??

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by grappledud1, Nov 16, 2001.

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  1. grappledud1

    grappledud1 Thread Starter

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    When i try to defrag or scandisk the computer says it can't because there is a disk utility locking them. I run windows me on a gateway. Thanks in advance.
    Bob.
     
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  3. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    This error can occur if the boot sector of the hard disk is infected with a computer virus.
    Update your definitions, and do a full AV scan.
    And do NOT use the SYS command on the drive. If you have a virus, this "could" completely mangle your drive.
     
  4. grappledud1

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    I tried scan and defrag after shutting down all but
    explorer and systray-NG. Also, I ran a virus check and it said
    "unable to read boot record on drive c, check to make sure the drive is ready?"
     
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  6. grappledud1

    grappledud1 Thread Starter

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    I have Norton av and have used it without problems
    before...?
     
  7. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Did you try either of the online scans?

    Try booting up with the NAV rescue disks, and scanning from there.
     
  8. skyman

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    Go to start, run and type in msconfig and uncheck them all and run scan disk and defrag.

    Re check the ones you need after it is run.

    If this doesn't work, run it from safe mode.
     
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