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Scandisk

I run XP and recently after running scandisk an error maessage came on and said computer was locked I just clicked it out but it came back back every time I signed on to windows. The computer was not locked but I couldn't get rid of the message even when I used system restore and I finally had to use f10 at sign in. it is gone but now I'm leery about using scandisk. Any suggestions? Thank You

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Re: Scandisk.. Not in XP!

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Since scandisk isn't supplied with XP, please check where it came from.

Bob

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Re: Scandisk.. Not in XP!

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On my computer it is called "error checkin" on my computer properties. tools. Sorry but The problem is as stated.

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No mind reading please.

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You made up a name for "error checkin" and also didn't supply the "error message" in it's exact form without substituting words or mispellings. A "quoted" format is always appreciated.

There is a KB Article about "locked" drives at http://support.microsoft.com, but I'll leave it to you to search for it since you have the message.

Bob

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(NT) (NT) Re: got the info elsewhere. Thank you anyway

In reply to: No mind reading please.

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Re: (NT) Re: got the info elsewhere. Thank you anyway

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Hi MKay,

I have a 'Scan Disk' for my WinXP, but it is in Norton Systems Works under Norton Utilities and called Norton Disk Doctor to Dignose & repair problems with my disks. I can run 2 different types of 'Scan Disk', one with the "Fix Errors" checked that runs right after a reboot.

I can't find anything like yours, is it in some other program other than Norton's?

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Re: (NT) Re: got the info elsewhere. Thank you anyway

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Hey John; There is an "Error Checking" in XP. Right click on your C drive, click "properties" and click "error checking". It will run when you reboot your machine. Also, you can go "run" and type in sfc /scannow. Insert your XP disk, and it will check to make sure all the files in your system match the originals exactly.
Talkatchya.
oldtrucker33

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Re: (NT) Re: got the info elsewhere. Thank you anyway

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That's the one I was referring to. I just read that I should have scanned in safe mode, Thanks to you and John for the imput.

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Re: (NT) Re: got the info elsewhere. Thank you anyway

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Thanks Oldtrucker. It's been so long since I clicked on that in the C Drive, since I use Nortons Systems Works, that I forgot all about it.

That 'Error-checking' must be what MKay is talking about.

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Re: (NT) Re: got the info elsewhere. Thank you anyway

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Yes John, that what was i was referring to but after reading this in the windows help and support, I'm assuming I don't have to worry about it. Am I correct in my thinking?(see below)

"If your volume is formatted as NTFS, Windows automatically logs all file transactions, replaces bad clusters, and stores copies of key information for all files on the NTFS volume."

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Re: (NT) Re: got the info elsewhere. Thank you anyway

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Yes it looks thataway that your thinking is OK.

Meself, my WinXP came with FAT32 and I have not elected to change to NTFS. Mainly because my grandkids and myself do a lot of gaming on my WinXP and the high tech 'gaming' experts suggest staying with FAT32. Here is what they say:

"Windows XP supports FAT32 and NTFS (NT File System), but choose these carefully. NTFS is a more powerful file system that can support huge drive sizes with encryption and compression, but it's intended for business users who need to limit access on a drive based on user accounts and who employ advanced network features like Active Directory. There are no notable disk speed advantages of NTFS over FAT32, so if you're gaming on a home PC, stick with FAT32."

Have never had a problem with FAT32.

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Re: (NT) Re: got the info elsewhere. Thank you anyway

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I chose the NTFS as it is what is recommended for XP and being technically challenged, as I am. Happy I didn't know what else to set it at. But it does seem to be working well but I've made a note of it incase I need to change it at a later date. Thanks much.

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