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scandisk in ms-dos

March 10, 2005 at 10:12:49
Specs: win me, 256mb 1000mhz

hi
how do you run scandisk in ms-dos prompt?
thanks


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#1
March 10, 2005 at 10:53:19

I believe it is chkdsk.

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#2
March 10, 2005 at 10:58:43

I believe ME has scandisk in addition to chkdsk.

Easy way to find out is type in:

scandisk /?

M2


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#3
March 10, 2005 at 11:08:38

"how do you run scandisk in ms-dos prompt?"

Like any other executable - you type it in & enter - if it's on your floppy it should run

scandisk c:


Chkdsk began in the DOS days, was replaced by Scandisk in DOS6 - you wouldn't want to use chkdsk in Win9x, presumably not in WinME either.

NT systems (which this is not) use their own version of chkdsk

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#4
March 10, 2005 at 11:09:18

george,

"...in ms-dos prompt?"

Why in a ms-dos prompt? If you try to do a scandisk, while in windows.{using a prompt} The protected scandiskw will be called instead.

What is your reasons, and problems, for asking this question.

CrazyOne


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#5
March 10, 2005 at 11:21:13

Good question. He has a string of posts regarding problems with the OS - I think he's attempting to reinstall, but I've kind of lost track

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#6
March 10, 2005 at 11:28:30

my computer wont boot up and i want to scan the disk to see if any think is wrong with it, i have tried to do a chkdsk but it says that i need to do a scandisk instead, i tried typing in "scandisk" but it is not found. jboy said "Like any other executable - you type it in & enter - if it's on your floppy it should run", if it is not on my floppy then where can could get a copy of it?

thanks george


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#7
March 10, 2005 at 11:31:31

George,

scandisk should be on your ME CD.

M2


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#8
March 10, 2005 at 11:45:20

It gets a little confusing for us - here you indicate you've been trying to install XP - - the original post is here

Seems like it's not an ME installation disc, but a 'restore' disc

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#9
March 10, 2005 at 12:09:18

George,

What is the OS (operating system), of the computer you're on now? If it's 98SE/ME, make one with it. Start/Settings/Control Panel/Add/Remove Programs/Startup Disk (Tab)

Or, get one here, at
bootdisk.com

Download the file, and run it. (double-click it) Don't just put it on a disk.

jboy,

Ok ;-) understand that. So, what you are saying is, have to do a search, just to get to the begining of the problem. I know that one, aaaaallllll to well ;-)

Your first, I don't think that's by (by hp78945). As I said, the search, not a search that should have to be done.

CrazyOne
p.s. George, if the OS is installed, try this, ok.

Type each line and then press Enter;

c:

cd windows/command

scandisk c:

Good Luck


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#10
March 10, 2005 at 12:15:05

Hi

my computer came with 2 cd's that say recovery on them but they don't seam to have scandisk on them?

jboy, I’ve only posted 2 on this web site and they where this one and http://www.computing.net/windowsme/wwwboard/forum/45337.html I’m trying to see if i can do a scandisk to see if that will fix the problem i have, i can't get into my computer/windows (the os is win me)
Thanks, George


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#11
March 10, 2005 at 12:35:50

Hi

i have just followed the steps that CrazyOne
gave me and i got as far as the windows command, scandisk did not work, so i tried somethink else, i typed "win" and pressed enter, this then came up with a blue screen (i think this is called the blue screen of death) and it said the following:
"while initializing device IFSMGR
the microsoft installable file system manager cannot find the helper driver. Please ensure that IFSHLP.SYS has been installed.
system halted" could i some how download this and then install it using the command prompt?

thanks, George



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#12
March 10, 2005 at 12:40:41

George,

Was/am talking on the phone and typing, had a typo there, sorry. It should of been;

c:

cd windows\command

scandisk c:

You do that, after you start the computer with your startup disk. That's if your bootdisk/startup disk doesn't have the scandisk on it. ok

Well, at least I'm not driving and on the phone. Even worse, could of been on the phone, typing, and driving ;-)

The scandisk.exe, is archived. It's in a cab You would have to do/preform a search in the cabs, to find it.

You're welcome George
probably more typos, don't look to hard
;-)


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#13
March 10, 2005 at 12:56:15

Hi

thanks for the advise i got into scandisk
:-) but an error message came up on the surface test saying:

"there is not enough free conventional memory to perform a surface scan.
You may need to remark (rem) some device drivers from your config.sys file. Or, in your con.fig.sys you may need to load the EMM386.EXE driver to load your other device drivers into upper memory blocks using DEVICEHIGH= STATEMENTS.

thankyou for all the help, george


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#14
March 10, 2005 at 12:57:50

{rRrRr I have to remember to refresh)

George,

Could you please see if any previous help, helps you, thanks. I know, there's some that should help you. Don't have them/bookmarks handy, at the moment.

Here is a search for you, and I'll check back later, to see if you need more help. Either with what you found, or anything else.

WinME forum search for IFSHLP.SYS

Good Luck,
CrazyOne


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#15
March 10, 2005 at 13:09:15

Hey! I refreshed the page, and you hadn't posted. But, I submitted mine, and low and behold there you were ;-)

Maybe jboy or someone will help in my absence. To many things on my plate, at the moment. I'll check back later

Thanks and Good Luck,
CrazyOne


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#16
March 10, 2005 at 13:31:54

Sorry - my mistake. 'George' seems to be a popular name around here today (there are at least 3 posting)

The floppy disk should be loading the memory managers, so unless it's messed up, memory shouldn't be a problem. Possibly the version of scandisk on the hard drive is damaged.

Try another bootdisk - those should have scandisk included. I've used the 'Custom, No Ramdrive' one for ME.

You will need to run the file from Windows to create the startup disk

Boot up with that and give scandisk another try.

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#17
March 11, 2005 at 12:56:50

Hi

fabulous, it worked! the boot disk that you told me to download worked and scandisk found 1 bad cluster, even thow it has scaned the hdd it hasent fixed my boot up problam! thankyou for all of your help, george


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#18
March 11, 2005 at 14:16:26

Ok, that is a good start.

In your original post you mention "load error press any key to reboot"

Bit of an odd one - you don't by chance have Symantec Goback installed, and/or you've 'Ghosted' the drive?

One thing to try - from a floppy boot enter exactly:

fdisk /mbr

.. remove the diskette, reboot and see if there is any change

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#19
March 12, 2005 at 05:46:29

Hi

i had got Symantec Goback installed, i will try fdisk /mbr,
thanks, George


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#20
March 12, 2005 at 05:57:41

Hi

WOW! It’s fixed! Thank you soooooo much, i will recommend this site to everyone :-) thank you, George


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#21
March 12, 2005 at 09:35:03

I'm really glad that was it. Goback is often at the root of a lot of computer problems - I was lucky enough to pull this discontinued(?) Symantec page out of Google's cache:

load error press any key to reboot - have a look, there may be some further info to consider.

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#22
March 12, 2005 at 09:38:57

Hi jboy,

How's your Saturday so far?

M2


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#23
March 12, 2005 at 09:46:27

Snowing... less than impressed, need more coffee. At least this one's solved : )

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