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Old February 1st 06, 02:56 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
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I can't run Scan Disk to completion or load Symantec's GoBack on my Compaq
Desktop because something is writing to my hard disk causing restarts. I
shut down running programs, but this didn't eliminate the problem. Any
suggestions would be appreciated.

John Williams


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Old February 1st 06, 04:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
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full av scan with current av
full spyware scans
disable screensavers during scandisk, some write to disk

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Adaware http://www.lavasoft.de
spybot http://security.kolla.de
AVG free antivirus http://www.grisoft.com
Etrust/Vet/CA.online Antivirus scan
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
Panda online AntiVirus scan http://www.activescan.com
Panda online AntiSpyware Scan
http://www.pandasoftware.com/virus_info/spyware/test/
Catalog of removal tools (1)
http://www.pandasoftware.com/download/utilities/
Catalog of removal tools (2)
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/n...aspx?CID=40387
Trouble Shooting guide to Windows http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts file
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
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"John Williams" wrote in message
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I can't run Scan Disk to completion or load Symantec's GoBack on my Compaq
Desktop because something is writing to my hard disk causing restarts. I
shut down running programs, but this didn't eliminate the problem. Any
suggestions would be appreciated.

John Williams




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Old February 1st 06, 05:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
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Have a look here, by MS MVP Ron Badour:
http://home.satx.rr.com/badour/html/scandisk.html
and
http://home.satx.rr.com/badour/html/defrag.html
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"John Williams" wrote in message
nk.net...
I can't run Scan Disk to completion or load Symantec's GoBack on my Compaq
Desktop because something is writing to my hard disk causing restarts. I
shut down running programs, but this didn't eliminate the problem. Any
suggestions would be appreciated.

John Williams



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Old February 3rd 06, 04:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
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Thanx, Glen. Culprit was my router. Your suggesting to disconnect a modem
led me to disconnecting the router.

John Williams
"glee" wrote in message
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Have a look here, by MS MVP Ron Badour:
http://home.satx.rr.com/badour/html/scandisk.html
and
http://home.satx.rr.com/badour/html/defrag.html
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"John Williams" wrote in message
nk.net...
I can't run Scan Disk to completion or load Symantec's GoBack on my
Compaq
Desktop because something is writing to my hard disk causing restarts. I
shut down running programs, but this didn't eliminate the problem. Any
suggestions would be appreciated.

John Williams





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Old February 7th 06, 03:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
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Thanx for these posts. I had same trouble with Defrag. Have stopped programs
(except systray and explorer) and although there are still phantom writes, it
is getting further each time. Better than nothing I suppose.

(it's an IBM thinkpad).
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I wonder what Shrodinger called his cat?


"John Williams" wrote:

I can't run Scan Disk to completion or load Symantec's GoBack on my Compaq
Desktop because something is writing to my hard disk causing restarts. I
shut down running programs, but this didn't eliminate the problem. Any
suggestions would be appreciated.

John Williams



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Old February 8th 06, 04:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
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Try this-
http://home.earthlink.net/~bblanton2...efrag/main.htm



"Supreme Galactic Commander" wrote in message
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Thanx for these posts. I had same trouble with Defrag. Have stopped programs
(except systray and explorer) and although there are still phantom writes, it
is getting further each time. Better than nothing I suppose.

(it's an IBM thinkpad).



"John Williams" wrote:

I can't run Scan Disk to completion or load Symantec's GoBack on my Compaq
Desktop because something is writing to my hard disk causing restarts. I
shut down running programs, but this didn't eliminate the problem. Any
suggestions would be appreciated.

John Williams





 




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