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Hello G2G,

I'm running XP home/SP2 along with AntiVir, Spybot S&D, Spyware Blaster, Bazooka and Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06. The problem is when I run a scan using Ad-Aware, it hangs when it reaches the following location - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\9\Intel 32. All my other tools report that I'm clean. Any ideas? No rush - I know you're busy.

Thanks, K
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Hello komyt and welcome to G2G!

I had a similar problem with Ad-Adware hanging while scanning in the Office folder, it turned out to be bad sectors on the hard drive. Try running Chkdsk with scan for bad sectors enable.
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Hi Zeus,

Thanks for getting back to me. Is there an easy way to run Chkdsk with scan for bad sectors enabled? If so, can you explain it to me? Everything I've seen looks pretty complicated. Sorry :tazz:
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Go into my computer > right click over drive c > click properties > click the tools tab > click check now > click both options and click start.
It will then display the message that it needs to run the check on the next reboot click yes and then restart your computer.
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Wow - all systems go, she runs like a charm. Many thanks Zeus - you are indeed king of the Olympians! :tazz:
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Glad you got it sorted

To check what was fixed by chkdsk go into control panel > adminitrative tools > event viewer > application.

Your looking for a Winlogon event, double click it and it will display the chkdsk log.
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Thanks again Zeus,

I found the log but it's all Greek to me - is there anything specific I should be looking for?
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Your looking for the line that says bad sectors.
If you would like you can paste it here and we'll have a look.
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