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Win 95 Scandisk

By jrbigsky ·
When I run scandisk it goes throgh scan then at the end of the scan I get a blue screen of death that says..

SCANDSKW Caused a general protection fault in module DSKMAINT.DLL at 0008:00002141


I have reinstalled recovery disk and still get same problem


My system is HP pavilion
any ideas out there

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Win 95 Scandisk

Hi,

Take a look at the following article from Microsoft.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q135964

(remove spaces from the above URL)

Cheers,
Tim.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Win 95 Scandisk

Hi Another option you may want to try is to run scandisk for DOS from a DOS prompt. It may be that there is some innate problem that cannot be fixed from within the Win95 GUI. Reboot your computer and when you see the "Starting Windows 95" message, press F8. Select 6 from the menu and press enter. You should see a C> prompt. Type:

scandisk

to start the DOS version of scandisk. During or after it has checked your drive(s), you may see a message that says that scandisk could not fix all the problems detected in Drive x:. Restart your computer normally, and run scandisk for windows again from the start menu.

Another option is to start Windows 95 in Safe mode, again this can be done by pressing F8 when the computer begins loading the OS. This will load the minimum number of drivers and may result in a more stable environment in which scandisk for windows can run.

Good luck

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