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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Mediasst, Dec 28, 2001.

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  1. Mediasst

    Mediasst Thread Starter

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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!
     
  2. kalvin_2020

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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".
     
  3. JewisHeritage

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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.
     
  4. SavvyLady

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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
     
  5. kalvin_2020

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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".
     
  6. SavvyLady

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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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