Is your computer unable to write to drive C?

Question

My question is, after reloading my operating system, will every other program i had on my computer have to be loaded and can disaster recovery be done before this . I am getting the message unable to write to drive c.

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This question was answered on March 20, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I would recommend this:

I would definitely uninstall the drivers and software for the scanner first reboot the computer and press F8 when it says Starting Windows (usually when you hear the first BEEP out of your computer) Type CD\WINDOWS\COMMAND and press enter Then type SCANDISK and press enter This will run you through a full session of scandisk Next go to the hardware manufacturers web site that made your scanner Look for update drivers and software for your particular scanner This may be an issue that is on their web site and they may have a fix for you.

You should run system file checker since you have Windows 98 this is located in the System Information program It is found under the Start button->Programs->Accessories->System Tools->System Information Under the Tools menu run the System File Checker and the Registry Checker It will fix problems in the Registry and will check your system files for corruption Have your Windows 98 CD handy because if it finds any corrupt files you will need to put it in and point the program to the CD ROM drive.

If you use us again in the future, the more detail you give us the better For this problem for instance it would have been beneficial to us to know the brand of scanner you are installing What type of interface it uses with your PC I see you are using a 486 You may want to verify the scanners minimum hardware requirements You PC may be too old for the scanner

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Posted by Eramilde of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 20, 2005