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W95 scandisc/defrag messages

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by spike3340, Oct 18, 2003.

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  1. spike3340

    spike3340 Thread Starter

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    When attempting to run Scandisk or Defrag on my Windows 95 based system, I get the following error messages immediately. Both dont even start up.
    :Scandisk: Scandisk cannot continue because a program such as a disk utility has blocked this drive. Close the program or wait for it to finish, and then retry Scandisk.
    Defrag: Windows cannot defrag this drive because it has been locked by a disk utility. Quit any utility......etc etc...and retry. ID No: Defrag 00105
    Here is what I have tried so far: used cont/alt/del to close all programs except Explorer & Systray; cleaned out all Temp files and recycle bin; used a program called Enditall to close all progams; booted my computer in Safe Mode. Nothing has worked. Any other suggestions?
     
  2. NiteHawk

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    Have you tried rebooting to DOS and runing scandisk from there?
     
  3. spike3340

    spike3340 Thread Starter

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    Nighthawk..that was my next step, I guess. Heve been putting it off because I am pretty useless when it comes to entering DOS commands.
     
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