What is the problem when scandisk is not working properly?

Question

Through My Computer, how could it be that when I right click on the hard drive- Win95(C:)- and then select properties, it reflects 644MB used space and 3.36GB free space, BUT, the pie chart indicates that there is 100% free space?! [The 'usual' Windows program files are all on the hard drive]

Also, scan disk will sometimes get to a certain point,and then reset itself(ie it once rechecked the 'folder' phase 10 times, @ which point I received a message.

Could this be causing unusual slowness in my applications?

I have been recently trying to uninstall alot of applications that I had been using(HotJava, JDK1.2).

Thank you. MLT

Answer

This question was answered on September 10, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

According to your profile, your machine only has 4 MB memory If this is accurate, this is your problem It sounds inaccurate as Windows 95 needs at least 12 MB of memory to run Shortage of memory would cause slowness and also cause Scandisk not to run properly We suggest adding memory to your computer.

The My Computer problem is probably just a matter of the percentage of used space being quite small in comparison to the overall space Also, the calculations to do the pie chart need memory to perform I wouldn't worry too much about this.

Good luck!

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on September 10, 1999