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My windows is constantly running a "backround application". The reason I know this is because every time I preform scandisk it is constantly restarting. I cannot figure out what program is running in the backround. I know it is not my screensaver because I set it for 60 minutes or I shut it off. Help!
 
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I always shutdown my virus checking (McAfee) program prior to launching Scandisk..otherwise I encounter the same prob. To shut it down, I right clik on it in the taskbar and clik on "exit".
 
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Mediasst: Have you tried running Scandisk in Safe Mode?

Also, there is a program, Startup Cop, that is very useful in pinpointing which applications are running in the backround.
 
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oh we can do better than that. Go to start/run type in msinfo32... then click the + at software envirement... then click on startup... go to Edit & click select... then back to edit & copy.... come back & paste it in here


but if its just while running scan disk it most likely is your screen saver which must be disabled to run a scan
 
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I always shutdown my virus checking (McAfee) program prior to launching Scandisk..otherwise I encounter the same prob. To shut it down, I right clik on it in the taskbar and clik on "exit".
 
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The easiest way to scandisk is in safe mode... that way nothing is running.
Otherwise you have to use alt-ctrl-del for everything except explorer
 
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