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Scandisk/Defrag problem

By Kenone ·
I have multiple PC's 650mhz - 900mhz, Win98SE, 256meg Ram, 19 gig hard drives, all pIII's. I cannot run either scandisk or defrag in Windows, (DOS works fine), I get an error message that the system does not have enough memory to run the program (obviously incorrect). I have seen posts at a couple of sites about a download from MS to fix this problem, but I can't find the posts nor can I find the download at microsoft.com. Does anybody know where this patch is????

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by selfcipher In reply to Scandisk/Defrag problem

You could delete the applog file to clear the defrag file, check in FDISK that everything is correct. I think Gateway's site has that issue fix.. Under BIOS I think...

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by Kenone In reply to Scandisk/Defrag problem

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by Ann777 In reply to Scandisk/Defrag problem

Try running "defrag g0" (that's defrag g zero, not the letter o) at the MS-DOS Prompt.

If you still get the memory error, boot to DOS and run defrag g0

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by Ann777 In reply to Scandisk/Defrag problem

ScanDisk Out of Memory Error Message

SYMPTOMS
When you run ScanDisk, you may receive the following error message:

Your computer does not have enough available memory to complete this task. If any other programs are running, quit one or moreof them and then click OK.

CAUSE
Your hard drive has too many files and folders for ScanDisk to run.

RESOLUTION
To scan your disk, run MS-DOS Scandisk.exe in the Single MS-DOS Application mode.

MORE INFORMATION
Theoretically, the maximum number of files and folders that ScanDisk can scan is 52,416. The practical number may be somewhat lower.

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by Kenone In reply to Scandisk/Defrag problem

Scandisk & defrag both run fine from DOS - Only Win98SE has a problem with them

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by Darkchilde In reply to Scandisk/Defrag problem

Hello,

I haven't heard of such a patch, but have you tried running Scandisk & Defrag from Safe Mode?
Hope this helps.

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by Kenone In reply to Scandisk/Defrag problem

Yes - They won't run from safe mode either - same error

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by Zoile In reply to Scandisk/Defrag problem

Hi,

With win98 go to start/run and type msconfig and press ok , ucheck everything that loads on startup (remember what is checked) and reboot. Run scan or defrag and run msconfig again and put back the checks and reboot.

Hope this helps.

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by Kenone In reply to Scandisk/Defrag problem

Already tried it - same results

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by rwg1936 In reply to Scandisk/Defrag problem

CAUSE
This issue can occur if you are running Windows on a hard disk that is
larger than 8 gigabytes (GB) in size and has a cluster size less than 8
kilobytes (KB). This configuration may be created if you use a third-party
disk tool to create a partition on a hard disk that is larger than 8 (GB)
in size and has a cluster size less than 8 KB.


RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, contact the manufacturer of the third-party hard
disk tool to inquire about a possible update to thesoftware that resolves
this issue.


MORE INFORMATION
The standard FAT32 cluster size of 4,096 bytes only applies for hard disks
smaller than 8 GB. The third-party hard disk tool may change the cluster
size to 4,096 bytes per allocation unit.

The default cluster sizes are listed in the following table.

Hard disk size Cluster size
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512 MB to 8 GB 4 KB
8 GB to 16 GB 8 KB
16 GB and larger 16 KB

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