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Scan Disk on Win98 SE doesn not work

By lchacon ·
Hi, every time I try to use scandisk I get the message that "scandisk has statarted 10 times and maybe windows or another program is running". If I have a program runing in the background I close it, but I have been unsuccsseful trying to scan my hard drive. Has anyone run into this problem, any suggestions.

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Scan Disk on Win98 SE doesn not work

by Still_learning In reply to Scan Disk on Win98 SE doe ...

I have had this problem in the past. My solution was to run Scandisk and Defrag in Safe Mode. You will still get the "candisk has statarted 10 times ..." messsage, but not as frequently and it will complete successfully. Good luck.

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Scan Disk on Win98 SE doesn not work

by dmiles In reply to Scan Disk on Win98 SE doe ...

This will usually come up if you have any programs such as anti-virus or screensavers,check your anti-virus configuration to see if it is scanning files as scandisk is running
Also check power managemet and you want to adjust the settings until scandisk finishes the reset to default

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Scan Disk on Win98 SE doesn not work

by Mike (from Canada) In reply to Scan Disk on Win98 SE doe ...

Scandisk for windows may be doing multiple I/O operations on the disk. if you download file monitor from http://www.sysinternals.com and run it before scandisk for windows, you will most likely see this.

other than that, use Scandisk for MS-DOS

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Scan Disk on Win98 SE doesn not work

by B_Pope In reply to Scan Disk on Win98 SE doe ...

you'll need to not only close open programs such as a virus scanner, but any program that is setup to check for updates or anytype of system monitoring, such as Norton system works. Which has a registry moniter & disc doctor. If programs like these are running scandisk will fail, you need to go into those programs options & turn them off for scandisk to work properly.
Whenever such programs are on they read & write to the hard disk which causes scandisk to restart, & scandisk by default will stop after the tenth restart.

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Scan Disk on Win98 SE doesn not work

by mark the phone man In reply to Scan Disk on Win98 SE doe ...

I have this problem too, and I have found that i have to stop all programs from running and turn off my cable modem. I do a ctrl alt del to stop everything but explorer , then the scandisk seems to run fine

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