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Whenever I right click on my master HDD>> Properties >> Tools (tab) and select scan now, it stops at scanning folders.. this only happens on my boot partition.. all the others are fine. I got an aftermarket disk utility, and it says I have no errors.. anyone got any idea of what's going on? Anyone got a good aftermarket util that's small and fast and FREE!
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Question by:Nanos
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by:mpsmith
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something to check is if you are running any antivirus software.  there are some versions of older antivirus software that will assume that programs accessing the harddrive are viruses.  one of the things you can do is press "ctrl+alt+del" to bring up your task manager and check to see if there are any antivirus programs running.  if there are try disabling them and any other programs that you know you will not be needing while you do this.  also try disabling any screensavers you may have running as these will also cause pcs to restart scandisk and defrag when they are running.
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by:hewittg
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Another option
start the computer in safe mode and run scandisk and defrag.  

Glenn
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by:mr_black
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Very common and one solution:

1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL
2. End all Tasks except Scandisk, Explorer and Systray.
3. If you are using Windows 95 with IE4 or Windows 98, right click on Task Scheduler and select DISABLE.

Then run ScanDisk again and it should work properly, I can almost guarantee it.

If you need any more assistance, please let me know.

mr_black
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by:Nanos
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Sorry.. but I seem to have missed a pt.. the SAME app, and SAME Instance of it works with all the other drives, and reports no problems! I even downloaded a 3rd party prog to scan with and it's fine!
Advise PLEASE!
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by:Craig_Gavel
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when runnign scandisk on the primary boot partition you want to make sure that all the programs that load at start up are disabled or shutdown. so right click on all the icons  located near the left of the clock and choose exit or disable. once you close out and disable all the programs that load at startup, mind you some will not have the option to shut down or to disable thats ok just close those that give you the option than run scandisk. it should run fine. after it is done you can go back and enable all the programs you disabled. the other thing you can do is boot into dos mode and run chekdisk I like this program better. hope this helps.
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by:Nanos
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That still doesn't explain the change... I never used to do that before... AND it still didn't work!
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This should solve your problem:


Pop in your windows start-up disk. (If you do not have one skip to the bottum to get instructions on how to get one)

At the DOS prompt (A:\) type "scandisk C: /surface"

This will let you run the DOS version ScanDisk. Run windows update. If this does not work, re-install windows.
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So is every thing OK now? What exactly did you do?
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