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Anonymous
March 6, 2005 7:39:57 AM

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Using MS XP. I am unable to switch to safe mode.On rertart, I do not get the
option to select an operating system. The boot up goes right to the
operating system.
Do we still have to run scan disk and de frag with XP . Thank you
Jim

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Anonymous
March 6, 2005 7:39:58 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Before xp restarts,or as soon as computer is starting up,tap the F8 key,
then select safe-mode.Scan disk doesnt exist in xp,to chk the drive,go to
run,
type:cmd In cmd type:CHKDSK C: /F Agree to restart,then type:EXIT
Run defrag after disk-clean up utility,or in cmd,type:D efrag C:

"Jim Devane" wrote:

> Using MS XP. I am unable to switch to safe mode.On rertart, I do not get the
> option to select an operating system. The boot up goes right to the
> operating system.
> Do we still have to run scan disk and de frag with XP . Thank you
> Jim
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 6, 2005 12:40:48 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

To start the computer in safe mode
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

or...

Using the System Configuration Tool Method
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtu...

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If you only have one operating system you will not get the Boot Menu.

Boot Menu Is Not Displayed and Timeout Value Is Not Used
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;242443

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Scandisk has been retired. Use Error Checking (chkdsk.exe) in XP.
1. In My Computer or Windows Explorer, right-click the drive you want to
check, and then click Properties.
2. On the Tools tab, click Check Now.
3. Check both boxes:

? Automatically fix file system errors
Runs Chkdsk by using the /f parameter.
[[Specifies whether Windows repairs file-system errors found during disk
checking. All files must be closed for this program to run. If the drive is
currently in use, a message asks if you want to reschedule
the disk checking for the next time you restart your computer. Your drive is
not available to run other tasks while the disk is being checked.]]

? Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors
Runs Chkdsk by using the /r parameter.
[[Specifies whether Windows repairs file-system errors found during disk
checking, locates bad sectors, and recovers readable information. All files
must be closed for this program to run. If the drive is currently in use, a
message asks if you want to reschedule the disk checking for the next time
you restart your computer. Your drive is not available to run other tasks
while the disk is being checked. If you select this option, you do not need
to select Automatically fix file system errors. Windows fixes any errors on
the disk.]]

You have to reboot for Error-checking to run.

For a peek at the log.

Open the Event Viewer...
Start | Run | Type: eventvwr | OK
Look in Application | Listed as Information |
Event ID: 1001
Source: Winlogon
[[Description: This includes file system type; drive letter or GUID, and
volume name or serial number to help determine what volume Chkdsk ran
against. Also included is whether Chkdsk ran because a user scheduled it or
because the dirty bit was set.]]
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How to Defragment Your Disk Drive Volumes in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314848

Defragmenting Volumes by Using the Defrag Command
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...

Disk Defragmenter
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...

Before Using the Disk Defragmentation Tools
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?
url=/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/reskit/prkd_tro_oegv.asp

Best practices
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
us/defrag_best_practices.mspx

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:xQvWd.129528$qB6.49176@tornado.tampabay.rr.com,
Jim Devane <jdevane@tampabay.rr.com> hunted and pecked:
> Using MS XP. I am unable to switch to safe mode.On rertart, I do not
> get the option to select an operating system. The boot up goes right
> to the operating system.
> Do we still have to run scan disk and de frag with XP . Thank you
> Jim
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