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scandisk for Windows 98

By lvollmer ·
How do you run scandisk on windows 98 with a Maxtor 27 Gig harddrive and not get the error message not enugh memory even with 160 megs of memory?

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by dmiles In reply to scandisk for Windows 98

You can try adjusting the swap file size to not sacrafice system performance.
Then you may try running chkdisk from MSDOS program as an alternative.

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by lvollmer In reply to scandisk for Windows 98

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by gathel In reply to scandisk for Windows 98

You can close some of the programs runing in the background. Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete. Note don't close out <systray> or <Explorer>

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by mmccaskill69 In reply to scandisk for Windows 98

If you have the full 27 GB as one partition or if you have partitions larger than 8 GB, then scandisk will be unable to run.
Reason is that Scandisk does not recognize the cluster size.
If your HDD is setup like this then a third party HDD tool was used to partition the HDD.
The way to fix the problem is to contact the manufacturer of the Third-party HDD tool for a possible update to fix the issue.
If the drive was created with partitions 8 GB or smaller, then I would do the above mentionedand free up some conventional memory.
Good Luck!

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by COsloot In reply to scandisk for Windows 98

I just scanned my Seagate 20 GB drive and it is all one partition. Are you clicking 'start', 'programs', 'accessories', 'system tools' and then click on 'Scandisk'?
It almost sounds like you are running scandisk for a Fat16 drive instead of scandisk for a Fat32 drive. Run it from inside windows and not from DOS. Soul Rider is correct that you can type chkdsk.exe at a protected DOS prompt and still run the checkdisk program which was the precursor to scandisk utility. Both work on my 20GB,Thanks Soulrider I thought that program was gone with 98.

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