I can't imagine ScanDisk causing this problem, it sounds more like a problem with a Static VXD. Try starting in Safe Mode (Press F8 just before Windows 98 logo appears during boot up), and in the "Run" dialog box (Start > Run), type "msconfig" without quotes. Choose selective startup, click OK, and restart your computer. Try different combinations of startup items until you get it to work. Note: if you have ZoneAlarm Firewall, try removing VSDATA95 from the startup items. This file has caused a lot of problems for me.
Have Win 98. Was running scandisk but someone turned off the power bar thinking that i forgot to turned off the power since monitor was off. This may be source of problem. Now when i power on, one of the following has happened:
-only the green background desktop appears; red light still appears on tower for a long time so reset
-only the taskbar at bottom
-asked for boot diskette (put in Win 98 startup disk; turned off bc i don't know how to format computer
-appears normal with all the icons on desktop
-when normal, couldn't access floppy disk; A drive just made several click like sounds