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scandisk/system restore help

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by private, Jan 9, 2006.

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  1. private

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    I have a Dell computer running Windows ME. Whenever I try to run scandisk, I get a message that other programs are running (eventhough I have closed everything). I have also tried running scandisk in safe mode, but I get the same error message. I also cannot run system restore. Whatever date I pick, I get the same message that system restore was unsuccessful. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Try booting from a Windows ME Boot Disk and running the MS-DOS version of scandisk.

    Make the floppy, boot from it, and run "scandisk C:" at the A: prompt.
     
  3. Deodar

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    System Restore needs a minimum of 25 Mgb of drive space to function?
     
  4. private

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    Thank you. I can run scandisk using this method, but I stil can't run system restore.
     
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    I've got a lot more than that available.
     
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