Scandisk always runs on startup
Posted on 1999-01-11
On a Dell 486 with win95, the startup procedure always calls scandisk, claiming there are errors on the disk. Scandisk then does a surface scan, finding no errors. The system shuts down properly but always says there are faults on the hard disk at startup, but it finds no faults. Is windows at fault or could there be something wrong with the hard disk ?
As an addendum, there is nothing in the autoexec.bat file (i.e. scandisk is not explicitly called at startup) and the system shuts down withouit any problem. If I boot in confirmation mode then the problem occurs when gdi.exe is run. How does win95 know if the disk has a problem ? Could it be a conflict between the BIOS settings and win95 ?