al 19:59 10 Jan 2003
  al 19:59 10 Jan 2003

I am not able to do a Thorough scandisk. Standard scandisk OK. Have tried untick auto fix errors.and Advanced. also Defrag is OK. all in safe mode.

  Joe McG 20:02 10 Jan 2003

al, what Os are you using!.

  al 20:17 10 Jan 2003

Hi Joe Mcg. Iam using Windows ME.

  Joe McG 20:30 10 Jan 2003

al, i've never used ME, but i believe it has a restart in dos command, if not download a win98 start-up disk. insert it into your floppy drive,and when the propmt appears typein C:\ scandisk ( one space between \ and s.

click on the following link for a win98 start-up disk, if here

  al 20:43 10 Jan 2003

Joe Mcg. Thanks Joe. I will give it a whirl, after had my bath. Will reply to you shortly. Al.

  al 15:34 12 Jan 2003

Joe Mcg. Hi Joe I a soory I hd no success with your suggestions.. My fault proably.I've got 2 98 startup discs tried both butno good. perhaps you could be more specific about the instructions. I switch on the comp, then insert the statup disc, but nothing happens. I go into Msdos prompt, type in C:\ scandisk next to C:\windows. IE C:\Windows C:\ scandisk, press enter but nothing.

Cheers Al.

  powerless 15:39 12 Jan 2003

At the Msdos prompt type A:/scandisc

  al 10:04 13 Jan 2003

Hi Powerless. I tried your suggestion but it would only do a standard scandisk. I need to do a Thorough scandisk. it always freezes after only one segment. Cheers.

  BRYNIT 10:31 13 Jan 2003

do you get a funny noise from the hard drive as though it is trying to read but can't go any further.if so sounds like hard drive faulty.

  DieSse 10:36 13 Jan 2003

When the MS-DOS scandisk finishes, there is an option at the bottom of the screen to do a thorough test.

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