What's running in the background?

  no-name 17:08 11 Sep 2004
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I've been trying to run ScanDisk in 'Thorough' mode but it keeps getting interrupted and I get a message that "...Windows or another program is writing to this drive".

I did Ctrl/Alt/Delete and only left ScanDisk and Explorer running; and I tried the same under 'Safe' mode with no success.

I've run Ad-Aware, XoftSpy and AVG but nothing found.

How can I find out what's running?

O/s Windows ME.

  sidecar sid 17:18 11 Sep 2004
  Old Shep 18:20 11 Sep 2004

You can either download and use click here or start up in safe mode and then run scandisk. If I remember correctly in ME when you reboot you hold down the Ctrl key to reach the option for safe mode.

  no-name 20:48 11 Sep 2004

Thanks sidecar sid and Old Shep. I've tried those but the ScanDisk is still being interrupted by something.

  canard 21:55 11 Sep 2004

The little digicam that sits on top of the PC can write merrily to disc if plugged in.

  Dan the Confused 22:24 11 Sep 2004

Just to clarify, are you saying it won't even run in DOS mode?

  Dan the Confused 22:28 11 Sep 2004

(Command Prompt in ME, same thing.)

  no-name 11:32 12 Sep 2004

Dan the Confused it doesn't run in Safe mode - is that the same as DOS mode?

  no-name 11:33 12 Sep 2004

canard I don't have a digicam.

  Dan the Confused 11:37 12 Sep 2004

Read sidecar sid's link again. Run it from the command prompt (nowt to do with safe mode).

  Kinetic 13:48 12 Sep 2004

Switch off the screen saver. Safe mode will not prevent it from running and scandisk does not like it.

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