Want to run scandisk in safemode?


Why can't I get scandisk to work in safemode? I sent in the same question a few weeks ago and I still have not seen anything about it.

Robert Swamey


This question was answered on May 17, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You can run scandisk in safe mode, follow these steps:

To run Scandisk in SAFE MODE, do the following: Reboot the computer and hold down the CTRL key (or on some pc's you hold down the F8 key) until the Windows 98 Startup Menu appears

1 Normal

2 Logged (\BOOTLOG.TXT)

3 Safe Mode

4 Step-by-step conformation

5 Command prompt only

6 Safe mode command prompt only

7 Previous version of MS-DOS

Using the ARROW keys, select #3 Safe Mode.

Let Windows finish loading and try and run thorough Scandisk and you should then run the DEFRAG process If it does complete, reboot computer and everything will be back to NORMAL mode

Another way to do the SCANDISK is to go to START -> RUN and type in msconfig and click OK On the General tab, click the SELECTIVE STARTUP and UNCHECK each entry, click APPLY and OK Then restart your computer This will cause all your icons to be huge and the colors will appear different but do not worry - it should be like that, just as safe mode does Now run your scandisk and defrag and when complete, return to the general tab and UNCHECK the Selective STARTUP and REcheck the NORMAL STARTUP and click APPLY and OK and reboot the computer Your display should now be back to normal This is just like running it in SAFE MODE.

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Posted by Nyree of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 17, 2004