Win 98 and scan disc

Old 03-04-04, 10:31 AM
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Angry Win 98 and scan disc

I shut off everything but Explorer and Systray, scan disc still get stopped by a "running" program.......any ideas?
Old 03-04-04, 11:12 AM
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Shut down and restart Windows in Safe Mode (press F8 after the POST beep) - run defrag and scandisk from Safe Mode.
Old 03-04-04, 01:19 PM
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You can get away with running a quick system check with
scan disk without going Into safemode...usually I find If I delete the temporary files and cookies and clear history I can get away with a quick version of scandisk without going Into safemode
same goes with ad-aware I can do the quick fast version of ad-aware
without going Into safe mode but I have to go Into safemode to
do a defrag there Is no other way to complete It with my O.S.
windows 98/SE.I presume you got windows 98 right..!
Old 03-04-04, 02:43 PM
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why can't you defrag from windows? Do you get an error message or does it just hang and take forever? Windows 98 is notorious for scandisk/defrag problems, but there are workarounds/problem solvers. Even though it is best to use safemode, why not try to get it fixed?
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I believe In going Into safemode to do maintenance esp.
with my O.S. but that Is mainly for a defrag cause I'm getting
away with the short quick version without going Into safemode
but has far as a defrag goes there Is no defrag unless It Is
In safemode cause It won't finish otherwise?It took me a long time to learn that I figured I could schedule maintenance with
windows 98/SE no way with windows xp maybe yes thats a differant story.That Is how you fix a problem Is by going Into
safemode I just hold and keep tapping the f-5 key works
everytime..take a little bit of time getting Into safemode thou..!
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