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Anonymous
August 4, 2005 7:14:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Scanning my harddisk under standard with error fixing uncheck, it gives me
the following message, quote
c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser\PLL
c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser
A crisslink occurs when 2 or more files use the same cluster at the same
time. Except in unusual circumstances, the data in the crosslink custers is
correct for only 1 of the files.
1/Give each file a separate copy of the shared cluster
2/ Delete all affected files
3/ Truncate all files at the point of the crosslink
4/ Keep selected files and delete the othres
5/ Keep selected files and truncated the others
6/ Ignore the error and continue. ....unquote

When I choose the first option, and restart, it also cannot finish the scan
but it gives me 2 files of the same name now, which is
c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser\PLL

Reading from other postings, I have done the following:- delete TIF, History
and in my msconfig, General and selectve setup, setup tag- only have 5 files
checked
Load power profile (2), System tray, Task monitor and Scanregistry

What must I do as when I scan using the "thorough" and automatically fix
errors check, it also stop scanning after a while. My pc is an old Packard
bell with 64 mb

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Anonymous
August 4, 2005 10:43:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

I think you are in big trouble, if Scandisk is having trouble
completing. Does it constantly restart, even with minimal apps running?
If it isn't restarting, how do you know it has stopped? How much time
did you give it to start up again? Did you look into "C:\Scandisk.log"
to see what was written?

Really, I think you are in for it...
http://cquirke.mvps.org/9x/scandisk.htm
....perhaps have a look there. I'm sure he will say to stop running it &
to try to Image the partition first, so that you will always have a
starting point to begin again.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q287914
Articles about Scandisk

........Quote.......
You should run the diagnostics for the brand of hard drive that is in
the computer.

If you don't know what brand the drive is, you can download the
limited-use free edition of OnTrack Data Advisor from this location:
http://www.ontrack.com/freesoftware/#dataadvisor

When you click the download link on that page for Data Advisor 5.0 Free
edition, you will be taken to a page to register with the OnTrack site,
then you will be able to download the diskette creator file.

The downloads are diskette creators. They are to be run once from a
working Windows system and will guide you through the process of
extracting the Data Advisor onto a 3.5" floppy disk.

Download and Use Instructions:
http://www.ontrack.com/dataadvisor/downloadinfo.asp

Hard Drive Diagnostic Programs by Vendor:

OnTrack Data Advisor:
http://www.ontrack.com/freesoftware/#dataadvisor
IBM/Hitachi Drive Fitness Test:
http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools:
http://support.wdc.com/download/
Quantum/Maxtor PowerMax:
http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/powermax.htm
Seagate SeaTools:
http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html
Download:
http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/B7a.html
http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/seatoold_reg.ht...
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
......End.of... URLs of Glee...


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"sabrinaputeri" <sabrinaputeri@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:539C57E7-55E5-48FA-B97A-E752CF595E90@microsoft.com...
| Scanning my harddisk under standard with error fixing uncheck, it
gives me
| the following message, quote
| c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser\PLL
| c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser
| A crisslink occurs when 2 or more files use the same cluster at the
same
| time. Except in unusual circumstances, the data in the crosslink
custers is
| correct for only 1 of the files.
| 1/Give each file a separate copy of the shared cluster
| 2/ Delete all affected files
| 3/ Truncate all files at the point of the crosslink
| 4/ Keep selected files and delete the othres
| 5/ Keep selected files and truncated the others
| 6/ Ignore the error and continue. ....unquote
|
| When I choose the first option, and restart, it also cannot finish
the scan
| but it gives me 2 files of the same name now, which is
| c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser\PLL
|
| Reading from other postings, I have done the following:- delete TIF,
History
| and in my msconfig, General and selectve setup, setup tag- only have
5 files
| checked
| Load power profile (2), System tray, Task monitor and Scanregistry
|
| What must I do as when I scan using the "thorough" and automatically
fix
| errors check, it also stop scanning after a while. My pc is an old
Packard
| bell with 64 mb
Anonymous
August 4, 2005 10:43:40 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

On the scandisk.log, I cannot open it. I highlight the file.right click and
open, it will not open. Am I doing it the right way?
When I closed the dialogue box (Scandisk found an error on c:-" which has
the 2 files names and the 6 options, it will show "complete" the scandisk
within a few seconds.

May be this could be the source of my problem,
just before I got into this problem,when I first started the scandisk I was
able to complete it as it gave me the result table such as bad sectors =
zero etc.

Then I started the defragmentation, but I realised thatI have to uncheck the
quick launch, so I stop it and go to uncheck the quick launch. Perhaps I did
not give enough time for the pc to do its job and thats why it gave this
error(we are talking about)

Thought just to let you know the above while I try the other suggestions.

"PCR" wrote:

> I think you are in big trouble, if Scandisk is having trouble
> completing. Does it constantly restart, even with minimal apps running?
> If it isn't restarting, how do you know it has stopped? How much time
> did you give it to start up again? Did you look into "C:\Scandisk.log"
> to see what was written?
>
> Really, I think you are in for it...
> http://cquirke.mvps.org/9x/scandisk.htm
> ....perhaps have a look there. I'm sure he will say to stop running it &
> to try to Image the partition first, so that you will always have a
> starting point to begin again.
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q287914
> Articles about Scandisk
>
> ........Quote.......
> You should run the diagnostics for the brand of hard drive that is in
> the computer.
>
> If you don't know what brand the drive is, you can download the
> limited-use free edition of OnTrack Data Advisor from this location:
> http://www.ontrack.com/freesoftware/#dataadvisor
>
> When you click the download link on that page for Data Advisor 5.0 Free
> edition, you will be taken to a page to register with the OnTrack site,
> then you will be able to download the diskette creator file.
>
> The downloads are diskette creators. They are to be run once from a
> working Windows system and will guide you through the process of
> extracting the Data Advisor onto a 3.5" floppy disk.
>
> Download and Use Instructions:
> http://www.ontrack.com/dataadvisor/downloadinfo.asp
>
> Hard Drive Diagnostic Programs by Vendor:
>
> OnTrack Data Advisor:
> http://www.ontrack.com/freesoftware/#dataadvisor
> IBM/Hitachi Drive Fitness Test:
> http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
> Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools:
> http://support.wdc.com/download/
> Quantum/Maxtor PowerMax:
> http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/powermax.htm
> Seagate SeaTools:
> http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html
> Download:
> http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/B7a.html
> http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/seatoold_reg.ht...
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> ......End.of... URLs of Glee...
>
>
> --
> Thanks or Good Luck,
> There may be humor in this post, and,
> Naturally, you will not sue,
> should things get worse after this,
> PCR
> pcrrcp@netzero.net
> "sabrinaputeri" <sabrinaputeri@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:539C57E7-55E5-48FA-B97A-E752CF595E90@microsoft.com...
> | Scanning my harddisk under standard with error fixing uncheck, it
> gives me
> | the following message, quote
> | c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser\PLL
> | c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser
> | A crisslink occurs when 2 or more files use the same cluster at the
> same
> | time. Except in unusual circumstances, the data in the crosslink
> custers is
> | correct for only 1 of the files.
> | 1/Give each file a separate copy of the shared cluster
> | 2/ Delete all affected files
> | 3/ Truncate all files at the point of the crosslink
> | 4/ Keep selected files and delete the othres
> | 5/ Keep selected files and truncated the others
> | 6/ Ignore the error and continue. ....unquote
> |
> | When I choose the first option, and restart, it also cannot finish
> the scan
> | but it gives me 2 files of the same name now, which is
> | c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser\PLL
> |
> | Reading from other postings, I have done the following:- delete TIF,
> History
> | and in my msconfig, General and selectve setup, setup tag- only have
> 5 files
> | checked
> | Load power profile (2), System tray, Task monitor and Scanregistry
> |
> | What must I do as when I scan using the "thorough" and automatically
> fix
> | errors check, it also stop scanning after a while. My pc is an old
> Packard
> | bell with 64 mb
>
>
>
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Anonymous
August 5, 2005 11:07:12 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

I am running the scandisk again and it got pass the 17% mark and then to 95%
and drop back to usually 86/87% mark and goes up to 95% mark and back again.
Sometimes it will have this message "Scandisk is searching drice c for more
cross link clusters"
Is there any hope in running the scandisk on. Its has been on the about 45
minutes or must I do a fresh installation?
I have not run the diagnostic test of the hd disk yet, thanks



"PCR" wrote:

> I think you are in big trouble, if Scandisk is having trouble
> completing. Does it constantly restart, even with minimal apps running?
> If it isn't restarting, how do you know it has stopped? How much time
> did you give it to start up again? Did you look into "C:\Scandisk.log"
> to see what was written?
>
> Really, I think you are in for it...
> http://cquirke.mvps.org/9x/scandisk.htm
> ....perhaps have a look there. I'm sure he will say to stop running it &
> to try to Image the partition first, so that you will always have a
> starting point to begin again.
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q287914
> Articles about Scandisk
>
> ........Quote.......
> You should run the diagnostics for the brand of hard drive that is in
> the computer.
>
> If you don't know what brand the drive is, you can download the
> limited-use free edition of OnTrack Data Advisor from this location:
> http://www.ontrack.com/freesoftware/#dataadvisor
>
> When you click the download link on that page for Data Advisor 5.0 Free
> edition, you will be taken to a page to register with the OnTrack site,
> then you will be able to download the diskette creator file.
>
> The downloads are diskette creators. They are to be run once from a
> working Windows system and will guide you through the process of
> extracting the Data Advisor onto a 3.5" floppy disk.
>
> Download and Use Instructions:
> http://www.ontrack.com/dataadvisor/downloadinfo.asp
>
> Hard Drive Diagnostic Programs by Vendor:
>
> OnTrack Data Advisor:
> http://www.ontrack.com/freesoftware/#dataadvisor
> IBM/Hitachi Drive Fitness Test:
> http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
> Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools:
> http://support.wdc.com/download/
> Quantum/Maxtor PowerMax:
> http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/powermax.htm
> Seagate SeaTools:
> http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html
> Download:
> http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/B7a.html
> http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/seatoold_reg.ht...
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> ......End.of... URLs of Glee...
>
>
> --
> Thanks or Good Luck,
> There may be humor in this post, and,
> Naturally, you will not sue,
> should things get worse after this,
> PCR
> pcrrcp@netzero.net
> "sabrinaputeri" <sabrinaputeri@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:539C57E7-55E5-48FA-B97A-E752CF595E90@microsoft.com...
> | Scanning my harddisk under standard with error fixing uncheck, it
> gives me
> | the following message, quote
> | c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser\PLL
> | c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser
> | A crisslink occurs when 2 or more files use the same cluster at the
> same
> | time. Except in unusual circumstances, the data in the crosslink
> custers is
> | correct for only 1 of the files.
> | 1/Give each file a separate copy of the shared cluster
> | 2/ Delete all affected files
> | 3/ Truncate all files at the point of the crosslink
> | 4/ Keep selected files and delete the othres
> | 5/ Keep selected files and truncated the others
> | 6/ Ignore the error and continue. ....unquote
> |
> | When I choose the first option, and restart, it also cannot finish
> the scan
> | but it gives me 2 files of the same name now, which is
> | c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser\PLL
> |
> | Reading from other postings, I have done the following:- delete TIF,
> History
> | and in my msconfig, General and selectve setup, setup tag- only have
> 5 files
> | checked
> | Load power profile (2), System tray, Task monitor and Scanregistry
> |
> | What must I do as when I scan using the "thorough" and automatically
> fix
> | errors check, it also stop scanning after a while. My pc is an old
> Packard
> | bell with 64 mb
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 5, 2005 10:46:00 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

That sounds horrible! Soon after Scandisk spoke like that to me, I had
my great HDD crash of 2001! And Scandisk did eventually complete for me.
Next day or so, it happened again. And again. Odd, I was still able to
boot after the noisy crash & save some downloads by copying them to
CD-ROM. Windows would work flawlessly for 20 minutes per boot after
multiple attempts.

And that's what you should be doing, if you can still boot. Save your
data files & raw downloads. Run a manufacturer's diagnostic app, but,
really, you might consider a new HDD. A fresh install seems to be
indicated. Too bad that can be problematic too. Do you have your
ProductKey...?...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
ProductKey "12345-12345-12345-12345-12345"

(1) "START button, Run, RegEdit"
(2) Click plus signs beginning at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE", & ending with
"Windows".
(3) Click "CurrentVersion" in the left pane under "Windows".
(4) Look in right pane for ProductKey.

That is the one that was used to install your current Windows. Jot it
down, as it may work if different from the one on your Windows 98 Manual
or CD case.

Perhaps try all that in Safe Mode. Hold F5 or CTRL as you boot to get
there, or turn on the Startup Menu at "START button, Run, MSConfig,
Advanced button".

......Quote..........
....snip...
If the system is not working, start the computer with a floppy startup
disk.

At the A: prompt, type: C:\Windows\Command\Find /N "ProductKey"
C:\Windows\System.dat

(Note: ProductKey must be typed in upper and lower case letters as
shown
and there is a space after: "Find" after: "/N" and after:
"ProductKey"

If the hard drive has been formatted or replaced, US customers can
contact
Microsoft at: 1 800 642-7676. They will issue retail and OEM product
keys
after verifying data located on the W98 CD.

I suggest writing the ProductKey on the CD with a Sharpie marker.
***********
....snip...
--
Regards
Ron Badour, MS MVP for W98
Tips: http://home.satx.rr.com/badour
Knowledge Base Info:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=kbinfo
......EOQ............


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"sabrinaputeri" <sabrinaputeri@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:64F09428-F265-4E67-AB1E-CF788F3F9C3A@microsoft.com...
| I am running the scandisk again and it got pass the 17% mark and then
to 95%
| and drop back to usually 86/87% mark and goes up to 95% mark and back
again.
| Sometimes it will have this message "Scandisk is searching drice c for
more
| cross link clusters"
| Is there any hope in running the scandisk on. Its has been on the
about 45
| minutes or must I do a fresh installation?
| I have not run the diagnostic test of the hd disk yet, thanks
|
|
|
| "PCR" wrote:
|
| > I think you are in big trouble, if Scandisk is having trouble
| > completing. Does it constantly restart, even with minimal apps
running?
| > If it isn't restarting, how do you know it has stopped? How much
time
| > did you give it to start up again? Did you look into
"C:\Scandisk.log"
| > to see what was written?
| >
| > Really, I think you are in for it...
| > http://cquirke.mvps.org/9x/scandisk.htm
| > ....perhaps have a look there. I'm sure he will say to stop running
it &
| > to try to Image the partition first, so that you will always have a
| > starting point to begin again.
| >
| > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q287914
| > Articles about Scandisk
| >
| > ........Quote.......
| > You should run the diagnostics for the brand of hard drive that is
in
| > the computer.
| >
| > If you don't know what brand the drive is, you can download the
| > limited-use free edition of OnTrack Data Advisor from this location:
| > http://www.ontrack.com/freesoftware/#dataadvisor
| >
| > When you click the download link on that page for Data Advisor 5.0
Free
| > edition, you will be taken to a page to register with the OnTrack
site,
| > then you will be able to download the diskette creator file.
| >
| > The downloads are diskette creators. They are to be run once from a
| > working Windows system and will guide you through the process of
| > extracting the Data Advisor onto a 3.5" floppy disk.
| >
| > Download and Use Instructions:
| > http://www.ontrack.com/dataadvisor/downloadinfo.asp
| >
| > Hard Drive Diagnostic Programs by Vendor:
| >
| > OnTrack Data Advisor:
| > http://www.ontrack.com/freesoftware/#dataadvisor
| > IBM/Hitachi Drive Fitness Test:
| > http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
| > Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools:
| > http://support.wdc.com/download/
| > Quantum/Maxtor PowerMax:
| > http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/powermax.htm
| > Seagate SeaTools:
| > http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html
| > Download:
| > http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/B7a.html
| > http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/seatoold_reg.ht...
| > --
| > Glen Ventura, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
| > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
| > ......End.of... URLs of Glee...
| >
| >
| > --
| > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > should things get worse after this,
| > PCR
| > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > "sabrinaputeri" <sabrinaputeri@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
| > message news:539C57E7-55E5-48FA-B97A-E752CF595E90@microsoft.com...
| > | Scanning my harddisk under standard with error fixing uncheck, it
| > gives me
| > | the following message, quote
| > | c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser\PLL
| > | c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser
| > | A crisslink occurs when 2 or more files use the same cluster at
the
| > same
| > | time. Except in unusual circumstances, the data in the crosslink
| > custers is
| > | correct for only 1 of the files.
| > | 1/Give each file a separate copy of the shared cluster
| > | 2/ Delete all affected files
| > | 3/ Truncate all files at the point of the crosslink
| > | 4/ Keep selected files and delete the othres
| > | 5/ Keep selected files and truncated the others
| > | 6/ Ignore the error and continue. ....unquote
| > |
| > | When I choose the first option, and restart, it also cannot
finish
| > the scan
| > | but it gives me 2 files of the same name now, which is
| > | c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser\PLL
| > |
| > | Reading from other postings, I have done the following:- delete
TIF,
| > History
| > | and in my msconfig, General and selectve setup, setup tag- only
have
| > 5 files
| > | checked
| > | Load power profile (2), System tray, Task monitor and Scanregistry
| > |
| > | What must I do as when I scan using the "thorough" and
automatically
| > fix
| > | errors check, it also stop scanning after a while. My pc is an old
| > Packard
| > | bell with 64 mb
| >
| >
| >
Anonymous
August 7, 2005 5:13:24 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

On Fri, 5 Aug 2005 07:07:12 -0700, "sabrinaputeri"

>I am running the scandisk again and it got pass the 17% mark and then to 95%
>and drop back to usually 86/87% mark and goes up to 95% mark and back again.
>Sometimes it will have this message "Scandisk is searching drice c for more
>cross link clusters"
>Is there any hope in running the scandisk on. Its has been on the about 45
>minutes or must I do a fresh installation?

>I have not run the diagnostic test of the hd disk yet, thanks

The first priority is to verify your RAM is OK, then get your data
off; then verify the hard drive hardware is OK, then address the file
system. Do those in the wrong order, and you'll get nothing right.

It sounds as if you have profound file system corruption. Unless you
know why (habitual bad exits, for example, or you're overclocking),
you should not assume your RAM, motherboard capacitors, etc. are OK.

To check motherboard capacitors, look at them to see if they are
bulging or leaking.

To check RAM, download and boot MemTest86 or SIMMtester (both free
downloads that make boot disks). Test overnight; any errors = Bad

To check HD, use vendor's diagnostics, or find and download HD-Tune
(shows temperature, S.M.A.R.T., plus does surface check).

Don't run Windows until you know all of the above are OK, because
Windows *always* drools on the HD C: volume.

See http://cquirke.mvps.org/pccrisis.htm



>------------ ----- ---- --- -- - - - -
The most accurate diagnostic instrument
in medicine is the Retrospectoscope
>------------ ----- ---- --- -- - - - -
August 7, 2005 2:43:21 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Select to delete affected files.
Disable your antivirus.

"sabrinaputeri" <sabrinaputeri@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:539C57E7-55E5-48FA-B97A-E752CF595E90@microsoft.com...
> Scanning my harddisk under standard with error fixing uncheck, it gives me
> the following message, quote
> c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser\PLL
> c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser
> A crisslink occurs when 2 or more files use the same cluster at the same
> time. Except in unusual circumstances, the data in the crosslink custers
> is
> correct for only 1 of the files.
> 1/Give each file a separate copy of the shared cluster
> 2/ Delete all affected files
> 3/ Truncate all files at the point of the crosslink
> 4/ Keep selected files and delete the othres
> 5/ Keep selected files and truncated the others
> 6/ Ignore the error and continue. ....unquote
>
> When I choose the first option, and restart, it also cannot finish the
> scan
> but it gives me 2 files of the same name now, which is
> c:\prog files\common files\Adobe\Media Browser\PLL
>
> Reading from other postings, I have done the following:- delete TIF,
> History
> and in my msconfig, General and selectve setup, setup tag- only have 5
> files
> checked
> Load power profile (2), System tray, Task monitor and Scanregistry
>
> What must I do as when I scan using the "thorough" and automatically fix
> errors check, it also stop scanning after a while. My pc is an old Packard
> bell with 64 mb
Anonymous
August 7, 2005 5:49:51 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

| To check RAM, download and boot MemTest86 or SIMMtester (both free
| downloads that make boot disks). Test overnight; any errors = Bad

http://www.simmtester.com/PAGE/products/doc/docinfo.asp RAM tester
http://www.memtest86.com/ RAM tester

Ah, the RAM test first! OK, then.


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
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"cquirke (MVP Windows shell/user)" <cquirkenews@nospam.mvps.org> wrote
in message news:vjgaf119f3aormdqtu5p4cgrrk1mambr8g@4ax.com...
| On Fri, 5 Aug 2005 07:07:12 -0700, "sabrinaputeri"
|
| >I am running the scandisk again and it got pass the 17% mark and then
to 95%
| >and drop back to usually 86/87% mark and goes up to 95% mark and back
again.
| >Sometimes it will have this message "Scandisk is searching drice c
for more
| >cross link clusters"
| >Is there any hope in running the scandisk on. Its has been on the
about 45
| >minutes or must I do a fresh installation?
|
| >I have not run the diagnostic test of the hd disk yet, thanks
|
| The first priority is to verify your RAM is OK, then get your data
| off; then verify the hard drive hardware is OK, then address the file
| system. Do those in the wrong order, and you'll get nothing right.
|
| It sounds as if you have profound file system corruption. Unless you
| know why (habitual bad exits, for example, or you're overclocking),
| you should not assume your RAM, motherboard capacitors, etc. are OK.
|
| To check motherboard capacitors, look at them to see if they are
| bulging or leaking.
|
| To check RAM, download and boot MemTest86 or SIMMtester (both free
| downloads that make boot disks). Test overnight; any errors = Bad
|
| To check HD, use vendor's diagnostics, or find and download HD-Tune
| (shows temperature, S.M.A.R.T., plus does surface check).
|
| Don't run Windows until you know all of the above are OK, because
| Windows *always* drools on the HD C: volume.
|
| See http://cquirke.mvps.org/pccrisis.htm
|
|
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