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scandisk at startup

By WillDo ·
When I boot up (Win9 scandisk automatically starts. I have to shut it off to boot into Windows. What is causing this? There are no apparent bad sectors but windows thinks there is a problem and starts scandisk.

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by Mancca74 In reply to scandisk at startup

If your scandisk goes off during startup, while you are still in dos it would appear that you don't shut down your computer properly! Try booting your computer properly!

Otherwise you might have to look in you win.ini or autoexec.bat files for a call on these programs! You can easily look at them if you type msconfig in the run field on your start bar!

Good luck!

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by Mancca74 In reply to scandisk at startup

If your scandisk goes off during startup, while you are still in dos it would appear that you don't shut down your computer properly! Try booting your computer properly!

Otherwise you might have to look in you win.ini or autoexec.bat files for a call on these programs! You can easily look at them if you type msconfig in the run field on your start bar!

Good luck!

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by VinnyD In reply to scandisk at startup

Scandisk for DOS at startup does not always find and correct problems in Windows.

After you get the system booted into Windows 98, run the windows scandisk standard test and see if it finds anything wrong.

I had this problem on a customers computer once.
Every time it booted up it did the scan disk for dos. The Windows Scandisk found a problem in the Temp Internet Folder for windows and fixed it.

After that, there were no more scandisks at boot up.

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by TheChas In reply to scandisk at startup

There is an update for 98 to correct an issue that windows shuts down to quickly, and does not allow the HDD to finish writeing to the disk from the cache on the hard drive.

This is the likely cause of your problem. The last time I checked, you could only get this update from the Windows Update site.

Also, Windows sets a switch when it determines that you need to run scandisk. If you do not complete the scandisk, it will restart the next time you boot.

In the older versions of TweakUI (find a W98 original CD) you could disable scandisk at startup.

Chas

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by hinrgman In reply to scandisk at startup

Scandisk running at startup is usually an indication that something went wrong with your shupdown. Do not just turn your computer off. Try clicking on start and then clicking on shutdown. If your machine does not shut down or you get any screen other than "it is ok to turn your computer off" then scandisk will run on startup. Also check your scheduled tasks in system tools you may have scandisk set to run on startup.

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by dcosgrove In reply to scandisk at startup

Also, let it run through once. If you do not allow it to complete it can restart every time you boot.

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by WillDo In reply to scandisk at startup

Apparently the computer is not shutting down properly. I am shutting it down normally (win, shutdown and it shuts down).
I already went to msconfig but could not find anything suspicious.
What next?

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