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By patricia63_80 ·
I ran scandisk and I got the message " scandisk finished with fffe " What does that mean?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to scandisk errors

what os? do you get this on subsequent scans?

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by Ann777 In reply to scandisk errors

support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;190139

essentially it means that the scandisk was scheduled through system agent and scandisk is returning an exit code that task scheduler recognizes, but system agent cannot find the proper codes in the registry.

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by patricia63_80 In reply to scandisk errors

My computer is an AMD athlon with Windows Me already installed. This is the message I get " ScanDisk.job" (SCANDSKW.EXE) Finished 9/12/2003 4:20:02 PM Result: The task completed with an exit code of (fffe)."
I know there is something wrong because for the last few days my mouse will work for a few seconds or sometimes minutes, then it will totally freeze and so does my computer. not even pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete will do anything so every time I have to hold down my Off\On button to shut off. I checked the Device Manager and everything seems fine. But I just got an email from a seller at ebay, and this is what it says
From: Malink1@aol.com | This is spam | Add to Address Book

Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 19:43:27 EDT
Subject: Fwd: this is ssosososos important my friend just sent it to me. virus!
In a message dated 9/3/2003 5:16:25 PM Central Daylight Time, nrt@seas.upenn.edu writes:
Unfortunately a virus has been passed to me through an
address book virus which also infected my address
book. Since you are in my address book, you will
probably find it in your computer, too. The virus
(called jdbg.exe) is not detected by Norton or McAfee
Anti-virus systems. The virus sits quietly for 14 days
before damaging the system. It is sent automatically
by 'messenger' and by address book, whether or not you
sent e-mail to your contacts.

Basically, that means you will pass it along
unknowingly, as I did. I was sent this e-mail and now
I am passing it to you as to how to check for the
virus and how to get rid of it. Please do this! It's very simple to do and takes about three minutes.
1. Go to start, then click your 'Find' or 'Search'
option
2. In the folder option, type the name.... jdbgmgr.exe
3. Be sure to search your C Drive and all the sub
folders and any other drives you may have
4. Click 'Find Now'
5. The virus has a teddy bear icon with the name
jdbgmgr.exe Do not open it!
6. Go to Edit (on the menu bar) and choose "Select
All" to highlight t

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by JackOfAllTech In reply to scandisk errors

Am I the only person in the world that bothers to research things before passing them on and then looking like a fool?

That address book virus is a hoax and has been listed as such for a very long time.

Just out of curiosity, did you even try using Windows Help on Scandisk to see if that return code was listed? Did you check the M$ KB? Did you even do a Google search?

Ralph

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by MsITtech In reply to scandisk errors

Create a Windows ME boot disk, boot to the command prompt, type in scandisk /all &enter.
Then after you reboot, try running scandisk from within windows again.

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