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« on: December 21, 2002, 11:40:51 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version: Windows ME
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Problem Hardware Make & Model: MDG
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Scan disc keeps restarting.  Tried safe mode and same thing happened.  Got this message "Blocked Disc Utility" when attempting to defrag.  How do I unblock a disc utility?

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2002, 03:56:51 AM »

Have you tried scandisk in dos mode? If not then boot the pc, and get the Windows Startup menu (safe mode). But instead of picking safe mode, select command prompt only. Once you have c:\ up, then type "scandisk" (without the quotes) and hit enter. This should do a scan disk. Once done it will ask if you want to do a surface scan, just select no. Hope this helps.
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2002, 01:05:53 PM »

You can try turning everything else of that is running.  I had a similar problem once or twice with Jet Defrag in System Suite.  Had to run Scandisk, then run the Winblows built in defrag first.  After that it worked fine.  Never understood how it happened but it worked.
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2004, 12:59:20 PM »

I tried all the above and scan disk says no errors, but can not defrag or any of the other maintainance things. It just freezes and i have to reboot. I am running win98 and as soon as i run maintainance wizard and it gets to file allocation tables it freezes. Any Ideas. I am wondering whether to reformat and reinstall to see if this cures the prob. Or is there an easy way???
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2004, 02:28:46 PM »

Try to boot into Windows Safe Mode (Press F8 repeatedly upon a cold boot or a reboot, from just after the POST, until you get to a menu. Choose Windows Safe Mode from there).
Then defrag your harddrive.

Else make sure that nothing else is running in the background, meaning no other programs that are accessing the harddrive, as AV programs, firewall, anything writing a log file or even the Windows Scheduler.
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