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I have tried to run scan disk several times.  The first two times, it only completed about 1/3 of the way through and it locked up.  I had to shut down my
computer.  Now when I try to run it, it
won't even start the scan, but just locks up. When I type control/alt/
delete, it says scan disk is not responding and when I click on end task,
my computer hangs again.  Any help will
be appreciated.
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Question by:Colleen030500
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by:centerv
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Do you have an Handheld PC (H/PC) or Palm-size PC (P/PC)  connected to the computer.

Unplug if so,  and if you have Norton Utilities, it could also give you problem.
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by:oldgreyguy
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Boot your system in SAFE MODE, run scandisk with the thorough option. finish and reboot
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kkemper earned 0 total points
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I recently had that exact problem. I found it had a conflict problem.

I went to the last 3 or 4 programs I downloaded and I deleted them.

It SHOULD Not have made any difference but for me it did.

also, the system could be overheating.

I got off my box for 2 hours.  Then for good measure, stayed off
another 2.  

when I got back on, I went to the thorought scan disk and
followed up with a de-frag.

I also suggest you run, if you haven't, a virus remover; a virus
maker can ---- up anything!

I bet your scan disk runs smooth soon after this!  
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by:Colleen030500
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This was the most thorough answer I received and I am going to work on it
as soon as I stay off my box for a few
hours or more ;-)   Thanks                    
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