Scandisk stopped working

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

romax

Thread Starter
Joined
Jun 1, 2001
Messages
1
I have win/me and did a thorough scandisk last week without any problems, now for some reason, it will not go all the way thru. It says "scandisk has restarted 10 times because windows or another program has been writitng to this drive"
So I went into microsoft knowledge base and read all the articles associated with scandisk and used Q222469 Restart to a command prompt in safe mode.
I used my startup disk and used the minimal boot selection and typed "scandisk" at the prompt A:\> as per the instructions and it said bad command. I tried typing in C:\scandisk, C:\>scandisk. C:scandisk, no matter how I tried, it just would not take is saying bad command or invalid drive.

I always ctrl+alt+del everything except explorer and systray when doing a thorough scandisk, and I always make sure my cable modem it turned off so nothing active would interferre. This is a new problem and I can't seem to fix it.

Helllpppp please!

Romax
 
Joined
Oct 14, 2001
Messages
2,218
I bet you have a sreen saver running while scanning.... go to your desktop & right click in an empty spot & choose properties... then choose screen saver. Take it out changing to none w/ the scroll button, click apply & OK... see if maintenace will run now.



Savvy :)
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top