I have a couple of machines running 98SE (yeh i know..obsolete). Anyway, periodically they lock on me, and i've found that rebooting and running scandisk turns up disk errors - typically data that has to be saved as new files, or incorrect reporting of free space. I have 5 partitions on the 120 Gig disk that are roughly equal. Vexed with slow operation under windows, i took to catching machine on boot and F8'ing out to run under dos. No multiple restarts on drive C:, like under windoze..and no restarts. A couple of times i've gone through each partition with scandisk and fixed all errors, then rerun and found even more errors. Now i always run all the way thru after fixing all errors, to make sure that i get 'no errors found' for all 5 partitions. I plan on copying over to another drive (diff mfg) and see if that helps.. alternately one of those add-in disk controller cards - to handle oversized drives might help. Nobody else uses the machines, and i'm running antivirus and a firewall pgm (provided by my company - that makes us update at least once a week. So that's nnot it. If i find it..i'll let u know.. Cheers..
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