scan disk in safe mode

  Hacky 08:59 27 Apr 2003
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Hi all
Running win98se, Whilst trying to run scan disk in safe mode i keep getting the box 'scan disk has restarted due to other programs writeing in the background', or words to that effect. Can anyone tell me why i thought that safe mode would stop all this. many thanks

  howard60 09:11 27 Apr 2003

you must stop everything else running in the background such as virus checker and screen saver etc. control/alt/del will bring up a list of most things that are running but not all. possibly starting in msdos mode would be a better bet.

  powerless 09:15 27 Apr 2003

I've never had safe mode give me that message when running scandisk.

Are you sure you are in safe mode as no programs should be running at all as i understand it.

Or simply start the computer in msdos mode as howard60 says .

Then at the prompt type:

SCANDISK

Press enter...

Or

SCANDISK /SURFACE /ALL

Press enter. (i hope thats right)

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