ScanDisk Prob; 98SE
My girlfriend has an old Compaq 5000 running Win98SE on a Celeron processor at 667mhz, with only 64mb RAM and a cable internet connection. She doesen't get into the technical aspects of computing, so it's my job to keep it up and running. (I know, get more RAM) PROBLEM: She tried to run a thorough ScanDisk (check disk for bad sectors), but ScanDisk repeatedly starts over. She then gets this message: "ScanDisk has restarted 10 times because windows or another program has been writing to this drive, quitting some running programs may enable"...etc. Before the scan I turned off all apparent background processes through the "ctrl+alt+del" command; the only processes that were left running were systray and explorer. There are no other processes or programs running. I thought it might be spyware or a virus, so I ran a spywear removal utility and did a complete scan of the drive with a virus scanner. Got rid of all kinds of spywear, but the problem still persists. Then I thought it might by the swap file, but the main drive is only half full. She has run a thorough ScanDisk sucessfully in the past. Any Ideas? Thanks!
Did you kill the screen saver, or try to run the scan in Safe Mode?
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It's a good thing that those old scandisk version from M$ can detect bad sectors, unlike those from 2000 and xp..
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