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Scan keeps restarting

by staffordavid / August 2, 2004 8:14 AM PDT

I'm trying to get a five-year old Dell Inspiron 7000 that has never had regular maintenance and has been slowing down to start running smoothly again. Scandisk keeps restarting -- I think because the disk changes in the middle of the scan. It is not connected to the internet, and Scandisk is the only thing on the taskbar. Might there be a worm at work? The computer would only boot in safe mode until I uninstalled Norton Antivirus (I plan to reinstall it before getting back on the internet). Anyone want to tell me how to get hidden processes to stop in Windows 98?

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Re: Scan keeps restarting
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 2, 2004 8:21 AM PDT
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Re: Scan keeps restarting
by unknownkw / August 2, 2004 5:15 PM PDT
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Quick answer:

If you have more than 64MB memory, go to system properties -> performance -> virtual memory. Turn it OFF, reboot, scan, restore the virtual memory afterwards.

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Re: Scan keeps restarting
by TeckBrain / August 4, 2004 5:33 AM PDT
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Yup. Sure know how to stop these processes. Just enter 'msconfig' in the start box. (Keyboard shortcut winkey+R)
This may be something else however.

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