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Scandisk freezes @ programs & themes

By Casemaker ·
Hi,
Running W95 the computer begins running scandisk at startup. It scans to programs and themes and then sits for a while and another message that says "scandisk encountered a data error while reading cluster 457 scandisk will try to continue pastthis error when scandisk offers to perform a surface scan choose yes.: I hit OK and it sits and locks up at this point. It is scanning C:\program~1\plus\themes when it locks. It will do the same thing in safemode and booting into a command prompt and running scandisk from there. The pc will restart if I do ctrl alt del.

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by Casemaker In reply to Scandisk freezes @ progra ...

I just tried again and when I ok after the error message it continued and said scandisk is searching drive c: for crosslinked files it sits at 3% then jumps to 8% and sits there.

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by Casemaker In reply to Scandisk freezes @ progra ...

it has now progressed pass that message and has found several sectors that could not be read and is removing the data. It has continued upwards of 25%

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by dmiles In reply to Scandisk freezes @ progra ...

Scandisk will encounter drive errors and proceed to fix it will move the bad sector to the end of the drive,so that you can continue to use it

The themes are being scanned and it takes time because it will run over all themes and read each,the more graphics the longer it takes

Stop all programs from running in the back ground,using Task Manager,disable the anti-virus software,end task to themes and screen savers then run scandisk.

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by Casemaker In reply to Scandisk freezes @ progra ...

Thanks, The client is buying a new pc.

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by TheChas In reply to Scandisk freezes @ progra ...

Personally, I would forget about scandisk and replace the drive.

Your drive is most likely starting to fail.

Back up your data files ASAP.

You might get a few more months of life out of the drive if you re-partition the drive and re-installWindows.

I myself would not take the risk.

Chas

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by Casemaker In reply to Scandisk freezes @ progra ...

Thanks, The client is buying a new pc.

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by Casemaker In reply to Scandisk freezes @ progra ...

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