Scandisk problem

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#1

Hi,

While running Scandisk a message appears telling me Scandisk has restarted 10 times because a program is writing to the C drive at the same time. But as far as I am aware no other programs are running. If I choose to continue without receiving this message it eventually completes Scandisk. But when I try to defrag the drive in question a message appears telling me it cannot continue because of an error on the drive, and to run Scandisk! Any suggestions would be gratefully apreciated.

mhunt.:confused:


#2

Disable all your non-mickeysoft programs , such as virusscanners , kazaa tray bar , etc.

Usually it’s the virusscanner that affects scandisk.

If it’s 9x you can also try just scandisk in dos and then reboot in windows.


#3

click together ctrl+alt+del

this will show you all that is running in the back ground,

Shut Down all, but not EXPLORER

Then run Scandisk, then defrag, then restart you Computer.

All done


#4

Have you got a USB camera attached? Had the same problem, and traced it down to that - had to disable ‘events’ for it in control panel. :smiley:


#5

That used to happen to me too…I do as Coopoo does, but I don’t ‘end task’ systray… I also found that if you just end task STIMON, then scandisk would complete.


#6

Thanks!:slight_smile:


#7

im suprised MS dont add that to the warning message…its such a common problem, and the solution is always the same.