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Scan won't scan disk

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Don Green, Nov 29, 2001.

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  1. Don Green

    Don Green Thread Starter

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    My computer won't allow me to do a scan of my disk. It keeps trying and re-trying for hours now. It says that some other program is trying to access the disk. I have shut down all the startups in the lower right hand corner of the windows screen. I have rebooted numerous times. Same result. I am running Windows 98. I have a Gateway 350MHz Pentium II computer with 256 MB Ram and a 10GB IDE Type 47 disk drive. Someone please help me out!
     
  2. Paul Nagel

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    Standard thing to happen when you have other programs running in the backround. Try again after shutting down all programs such as Antivirus, Screen Savers, etc... Go to ctrl+alt+del and End Task everything except Explorer and Systray. If that does not work, reboot into Safe Mode and try it again.
     
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