What is programs running in the background


I am trying to run scandisk but keep getting the message that it has stopped and started 10 times, The error message seems to be that there is another program or windows writing to the drive [c] and that I need to close that program. I cannot find another program that is writing to the c drive. How do I find what program is running and how do I close it. thank you very much.


This question was answered on August 5, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.


What you would want to do before runnign scandisk is make sure you have no programs running in the background That seems to be the problem What you would do is press cntrl alt del keys on your keyboard . then look at the programs that are currently running and you want to hightlight them one by one and hit end task Only program that should be up and running is explorer So after you do that you can run scandisk and it should work from there..

I hope this has helped you

Good Luck

- stanley alexander

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 5, 2003