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How can I cancel scheduled scandisk. When it runs , it removes cryptdll.dll Windows XP home runs start up then stop, "can not find cryptdll.dll . If I recover with GO Back and use manual cancel of scan, Windows boots and runs normally.

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    TheChas

    Most likely, the file is corrupt on both the hard drive and the backup.

    What you need to do, is run System File Checker.

    Insert your XP CD in your CD drive.

    Close the window that opens.

    In the run box on the start menu, type in SFC and Okay.

    Reboot the PC. When SFC runs, it will replace missing and corrupt Windows system files.

    Chas

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    TechExec2

    SCANDISK will remove a file if:
    1. The file system is damaged.
    2. The disk media where the file resides is damaged.

    If you run a full SCANDISK that repairs file system errors and marks bad sectors as bad so they are not reused, that should be the end of it except for further hard drive problems. You should be able to restore a good cryptdll.dll file (from wherever) and SCANDISK would leave it alone.

    I would not expect cryptdll.dll restored from GOBACK to be removed AGAIN by SCANDISK unless your hard drive is losing access to more clusters.

    You can stop SCANDISK from running by unscheduling it, but I would not recommend this as a "fix" for this (Control Panel -> Scheduled Tasks). That's like turning up the radio to "fix" a bad noise coming from under your hood. Instead, you need to find out why SCANDISK is removing files and fix that. If your hard drive is finding and eliminating new bad sectors when it runs, it may fail completely soon. If that is your situation, your top priorities are:

    1. Obtain a current backup on a different device.
    2. Replace your hard drive.

    Good luck!

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    TheChas

    Most likely, the file is corrupt on both the hard drive and the backup.

    What you need to do, is run System File Checker.

    Insert your XP CD in your CD drive.

    Close the window that opens.

    In the run box on the start menu, type in SFC and Okay.

    Reboot the PC. When SFC runs, it will replace missing and corrupt Windows system files.

    Chas

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    TechExec2

    SCANDISK will remove a file if:
    1. The file system is damaged.
    2. The disk media where the file resides is damaged.

    If you run a full SCANDISK that repairs file system errors and marks bad sectors as bad so they are not reused, that should be the end of it except for further hard drive problems. You should be able to restore a good cryptdll.dll file (from wherever) and SCANDISK would leave it alone.

    I would not expect cryptdll.dll restored from GOBACK to be removed AGAIN by SCANDISK unless your hard drive is losing access to more clusters.

    You can stop SCANDISK from running by unscheduling it, but I would not recommend this as a "fix" for this (Control Panel -> Scheduled Tasks). That's like turning up the radio to "fix" a bad noise coming from under your hood. Instead, you need to find out why SCANDISK is removing files and fix that. If your hard drive is finding and eliminating new bad sectors when it runs, it may fail completely soon. If that is your situation, your top priorities are:

    1. Obtain a current backup on a different device.
    2. Replace your hard drive.

    Good luck!