Scandisk help

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jeanhar

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All of a sudden when running Scandisk I am having a problem completing it. It keeps repeating itself until a message appears that it has restarted 10 times due to a something being written in the background. Do I run it in DOS and if so I would like instructions on how to do this. Or in safe mode and how?
 
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I have a couple questions for you.
1. what operating system are you using?
2. When did you last physically clean the
fans inside your computer?
3. did you get a fatal that caused you to reboot
in the first place?
4. If not what made you reboot originally?


Just as a note here... if your processor is getting
over heated it may cause a reapeated scandisc.

Having too much running in your active desktop
can run you out of resources before you get to
your desktop.

boing
 
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I would guess that you have programs running that are stopping scan disk. Try pressing control-alt-delete and end task for everything except systray and explorer and then try running scan disk again. Hope it works!!
 

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Hi, Yes, you can run Scandisk in DOS or in Safe Mode.
DOS: Select Shutdown.....Restart in DOS mode.....at the C:\Windows prompt, type: scandisk and hit Enter key.
You can run the Thorough surface scan, but it takes a few hours....
There may be some running background processes that have to be turned off for scandisk to run....usually, Safe Mode will handle these for you.

SAFE MODE: At bootup, press and hold the CTRL key, should see the menu item, "Safe Mode".....select that. At the desktop, your video will look greyed out....because a lot of drivers are not running......this is normal. Run Scandisk the same way from the Programs>Accessories>SysTools menu.
Shut down screensaver before running scandisk....
May help to temporarily turn off antivirus program, too, but you have go back and reenable it afterward.
By the way, defrag will run from Safe Mode, too.
 
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For most machines you can start it in safe mode by tapping you F8 key while starting you computer. (before windows starts to load). You will get a list of options, from there just select "Safe Mode".
Also you can close most running programs while windows is running. Press "Ctrl+Alt+Delete" keys at the same time. When the program control manager opens select a program and select "End Task" do this for every entry EXCEPT Explorer and System Tray. You should now be able to do a scan disk.

John
 

jeanhar

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Thanks for all the help. I closed out AOL 8.0 Companion after hitting ctrl-alt-del. Scandisk now runs.
 
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If you have a screen saver running, that will sometimes cause it to do that too.
 
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