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Scan Disc won't scan?

by ellienc / July 15, 2005 4:55 AM PDT

I have a HP Pavilion 6736 (oldie but goodie so far) and I cannot get the scan disc nor the disc defrag to work. I am running off of Windows ME. I thought there might be a way to go into DOS and make it happen but cannot figure out the command. When trying to run the Scan Disc I get a message that it has restarted 10 times because other programs were writing? I close everything, disconnect my DSL, etc. Can anybody help me with this?

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ScanDisc and defrag
by ellienc / July 16, 2005 2:07 AM PDT
In reply to: maybe this might help.

Thanks Bob! It has helped a lot. After a LONG time the defrag completed and I could run a "regular" scan disc but the "thorough" one kept giving me the open programs message even though none were. When I tried the Clt-Alt-Del thing a program reappeard???? Things are working much fast now so I appreciate your help! I am going to try it one more time and see if it will work this morning.

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