What is scandisk


I have tried to do a scandisk and cannot. I get the message "Scandisk cannot continue because a program such as a disk utility has locked this drive. Close program or wait for it to finish." I do not have anything running that I am aware of when I try to do scandisk. I close everything down including antivirus, screen saver, etc.

I am in the process of switching from McAfee antivirus to Norton Internet Security and before installing it wants a full scan done first. I rebooted the computer with their CD in the drive as directed and tried the scan and still cannot run it.

I am totally at a loss at this point and don't know where to turn. It was suggested to download Spyware, which I did. I ran it and there some Spyware components were found. I followed the instructions then it was indicated I couldn't clear them up until I actually bought the Spyware program. I tried to go back to their site and got a screen site not found.


Donna Kowalski


This question was answered on August 22, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try to scandisk from your dos with your win98 startup disk You can troubleshoot from the startup disk you created from win98.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 22, 2003