When I have an improper shut down and then restart computer,the scan disk starts,gets as far as allocation tables and then checking folders.After 10 seconds or so, it stops, and then restarts checking, only to restart again and then stop.This action is then continually repeated.I have also tried starting scan disk without having an improper shut down, and received the message to close all other open applications, yet scan disk was the only thing being used . Any advice would be most welcome Thank you.
you say that scan disc is the only program "being used"; but what other programs are running even if not "being used"?
I am on Win 98SE, and i will get the message "scan disc has restarted more than 10 times ; you have other programs running ; please shut down all unnecessary programs" or words to that effect ; i go thru what may be your Task Manager and close all unneeded programs that are running "in the background"; this frees-up scan disc and helps stop any other program interfering with the scanning process, and this allows scan dic to complete its task:)
Hi, in WinME to shut all other processes - hold down Ctrl/Alt/Del this will bring up a window showing running progs - highlight one and click on stop (or similar - cant remember exactly) do this individually to each Prog shown, until all you have left is the Scanning prog.
With Win ME, in either 'normal' or 'safe mode' after pressing Ctrl/Alt/Del you can shut down all programmes EXCEPT 'Explorer' and 'Systray', which must both be left running, by highlighting each task in turn and clicking on 'end task'. ScanDisc should not then keep re-starting UNLESS you have a wireless device attached to your computer, a mouse or keyboard, as this will keep sending signals to the machine and cause Scan Disc to re-start. You may need to attache a conventional 'wired' mouse before starting ScanDisc.