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Scandisk on Win 98 keeps complaining about boot area problem.

Posted on 2003-12-07
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Almost every time I run scandisk on my Win 98 machine, I
get the message:

"This drive's boot area contains important information
that is damaged or invalid.  This can cause Windows to
report the drive's free space incorrectly or slowly.
ScanDisk repairs the boot area by recording the correct
values in this area."

I say OK to repair the error, but after rebooting and
doing scandisk again I get the same error.

What could be the problem?
Thank you,
alex

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Question by:freylicher
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by:proziath
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Are you using the "thorough" scandisk option? If not, then try that.  I would also back up all the important data just in case the hard drive gives up for good. How old is the hard disk?
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by:shivsa
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Hi freylicher,

u could try runnung
sfc /scannow to repair the system and then see what it reports.

Cheers!
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by:suplado_ph
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i have same problem with you .. I'm headache about this i do all system tools of WIndows 98 but not avail... alex I just do format the P.C..

i think if you don;t have any solution just format..


thanks

suplado_ph
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U might wanna run scandisc in safe mode. because hard disk contect keep changing and altered. u might wann try shutdown Any antivirus software before starting scandisk.
and see if scandisk correct the problem once for all.

i would suggest running in safe mode and check the results.
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by:freylicher
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I'd like to thank everybody who posted the suggestions regarding my problem with scandisk.
Unfortunately the problem stopped happening before I had a chance to try them. I have already waited a few days, but it looks like I need more time to check the effectiveness of suggested cures.

Thanks again,
alex
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by:freylicher
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I am sorry, but I did not have a chance to test the recommendations, since the problem stopped happening by itself, at least for now. Actually the only recommendation I did not try was to run the scandisk in safe mode. Reformatting is an obvious option, but I wanted to avoid it. I did thorough scandisk in the past and sfc /scannow will not work under win98. So I decided to split the points among all who responded.

Thank you very much.
alex
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by:freylicher
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The problem is back again.

I did try now to run the scandisk in safe mode. It did not help.
If you have a solution, I shall find a way to award another 500 points, but it should really solve the problem!

Thank you very much.
alex

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