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SCANDISK problems

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by James2U, Oct 17, 2003.

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  1. James2U

    James2U Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Everytime I try to scan my disks for errors, it keeps
    repeating over and over at the beginning. I even
    press NO to not continue getting the message.

    Now, I went to safe mode and tried the complete
    scan to NO avail. I then did the shorter version
    and it was done in under 5 minutes which is
    unheard of in scanning. Defragging I dont have
    a problem with, it's the COMPLETE scan for disk
    and surface errors I cannot get going. Earlier I
    attempted to do this and for over an hour there
    was no progress of any kind.

    I would like to reformat my pc to maybe help fix
    this problem, but even then I don't know how to
    do this safely either.

    Can anyone help?

    Many thanks!

    James.
     
  2. bandit429

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    Hello James,

    Which windows do you have and have you tried it in DOS?
     
  3. James2U

    James2U Thread Starter

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    I am currently on Windows98 and
    yes I have tried it thru DOS / Safe Mode.
     
  4. bandit429

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    Like this? Start,,shut down,,restart in DOS?
     
  5. James2U

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    Yes, I went to restart, hold the Ctrl/F8 keys until
    the options came up and chose SAFE MODE.
     
  6. bandit429

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    Go to your desktop,,,,,,hit start,,,,,then shutdown,,,,,,select restart in msdos,,,,then at the stopping point type,,,,,,,scandisk.exe and hit enter,,,,please post the result.
     
  7. James2U

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    Many thanks for your help.... guess I didnt do it properly at
    first. It took about an hour to do but found no problems.
    Is there a reason why I cannot do it the normal way thru
    the Start > Run > scandisk.exe ? Does this mean I'll have to
    do it thru MSDOS from now on?
     
  8. bandit429

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    Usually what that means is that you have programs running in windows that you dont know are running,,,,it could be something really simple,,,,,the only way for us to tell for sure is to see a logfile of whats running.

    You can show us this by downloading the program Hijack this,,,,,,I will post a link for ya,,,,download it,,,install an run it,,,,,then copy an paste the resulting text,,,,,all of it,,here in a post. Let me warn you this is a great program for us to look over,,,its not something that you should decide to use for yourself without help. So just show us the scanlog.

    I will not be here but a few more minutes and again tomorrow night,,be patient,,,scanlogs take time and ppl will help. Click below.

    http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
     
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