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Unable to scandisk

By computer_excel ·
I am getting error message "Do not have enough memory to perform scandisk " on large size hard disk. My computer has 128mb SRAMS with 500mHz Pentium motherboard.

What is the fix for it?

John W. Powell

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by plugging_along In reply to Unable to scandisk

How much stuff is on the hard drive? Is there enough space left for virtual memory manager to use for swapping? Are you using default settings for virtual memory management? If you have a virtual drive, use it for VMM instead of the drive you're scanning.

Hope these sugegstions help...

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by computer_excel In reply to Unable to scandisk

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by pjpatiky In reply to Unable to scandisk

John - Apparently what you are being told by our computer is that you are Low on Disk Space. You knew that.
Try Microsoft kb/article Q191824. This will tell you how to free up some HD space.
On you Links bar click on Microsoft>Support>Knowledge Base.

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by NetTek In reply to Unable to scandisk

Have you tried running scandisk from safe mode or from a command prompt?

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by NetTek In reply to Unable to scandisk

By command prompt I mean restart the PC is ms-dos mode.

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by purple713 In reply to Unable to scandisk

Close all your TSR's and try running it again.

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by repressed In reply to Unable to scandisk

The fix for this is to make your machine run scandisk at startup. drop me an email and I'll send a registry key along for Win98 - alternatively you can do this: -

To begin, access the \Tools\Mtsutil folder on your Windows 98 CD-ROM. Then, locateand right-click the Defrag.inf file and select the Install command from the shortcut menu. When you do, the install operation adds the special command, Defrag /All to the RunServicesOnce key in the Registry.

Now, restart Windows 98. When you do, Disk Defragmenter will run before anything else loads from the registry, the StartUp folder or the Win.ini file. It will then be able to complete the defragmentation operation uninterrupted.

If you?d like to be able to defragment your hard drive regularly using this technique, you can copy the Defrag.inf file to a folder on your hard drive. That way you can access it quickly and easily the next time you want to perform a defragmentation operation.

Hope this was all helpful. Please rate myanswer, thanks !!

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