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Scandisk has restarted 10 times.

By diskaus ·
Hi all, I have had this annoying problem with 2 diferent systems 1 with Windows 98_SE, and 1 with Windows ME, we cant run Scandisk (thourough) or Defrag . I Keep getting "Scandisk has restarted 10 times" Even if we do it after restarting the computer in Safe Mode where there is nothing else running but explorer, has anyone else encountered this problem? How do i fix it ( besides Formating and reloading Windows, i have run System File Checker & Scan Registry Files in Win 98_SE and Scan Registry in win ME ( Win Me Does not have System File Checker)

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by diskaus In reply to Scandisk has restarted 10 ...

Been there done that , thankyou for your input though

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by derekdcosta In reply to Scandisk has restarted 10 ...

Is the "...restarted..." message appearing even if you answer "no" to being notified again??
If you are networked, try disconnecting the cable ( and any other external devices)first. Possibly re-boot as well.

Running scandisk from a win 98/Me startup disk booted to the c prompt ( no CD ROM support) would appear to be the only way around the problem. With only the command prompt running and both config.sys and autoexec.bat disabled this must surely work.

Have you tried running an updated virus scan... scanning ALL files, first?

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by diskaus In reply to Scandisk has restarted 10 ...

No network installed

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by Frederick Bauer In reply to Scandisk has restarted 10 ...

When you get that error message and you click don't notify you again. Does it continue on or quit.

Second, are you connected to any kind of network or cable modem if so disconnect from that since sometimes it does make a connection to the hard drive also disable the screen saver during the scandisk and defrag.

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by diskaus In reply to Scandisk has restarted 10 ...

No network or cable modem installed

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by OTL In reply to Scandisk has restarted 10 ...

Had same problem 36+hours later scandisk had not finished. This had nothing to do with what was running on the computer at the time (Explorer and Scandisk only, even tried safe mode)

This was with a HP system and 60G HDD (2 different ones!), after repartitioning drive to 3 - 20G parts, scandisk and defrag run beautifully. I know this is not an answer you would like to hear reload the OS after changing the partitions.

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by diskaus In reply to Scandisk has restarted 10 ...

I have a 4 Gig Main drive and a 3 Gig storage drive
both 75%+ free space

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by casta In reply to Scandisk has restarted 10 ...

It seems that you have tried everything at this point, my suggestion would be to make sure you have enough hard drive space.

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by diskaus In reply to Scandisk has restarted 10 ...

Aas stated above , there is plenty of free hdd space with a 4 gig main drive and a 3 gig storage drive ( both below half full)

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by robert In reply to Scandisk has restarted 10 ...

Usually the sugestions above have worked for me. I was thinking you should try unpluging your peripherals .. especailly network cable (if your on a network). Is your hardware standard? There might be a deatail overlooked.

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