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Scan Disk won't run


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When I try to run MS Scan Disk, it says "Scan Disk could not continue because your computer does not have enough available memory. If any other programs are running, quit one or more of them and try running Scan Disk again."

Then, when I use CTRL-ALT-DELETE to exit out of everything except Explorer and Systray, it still will not run. Why is this? How do I fix it?
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Boot the PC to safe mode to run it

Then run the maintenance wizard
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it still gives me the same error message...
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Did you make any changes to the way windows manages system memory

How much memory the PC got
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256 MB
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Click start, programmes, accessories, system tools, system information

What does it show for free resources

On the desktop, right click my computer, click properties, performance, virtual memory, is it set to windows managed
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59% free resources.

yeah its windows managed
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This will rebuild the registry and also replace missing or corrupt system files

Boot the PC and keep tapping F8 right after the beep until you get options, select command prompt only, give it a minute to arrive at the prompt with a flashing cursor then type scanreg.exe /fix then press enter, it will run through a few screens then say registry repaired. Press enter then press ctrl + alt + delete keys together to reboot.

When Windows has loaded, click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools, system information, tools then run system file checker and replace any files it asks for from the 98 CD then reboot.

When it has loaded to the desktop, click start, programmes accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then run disc defragmenter from system tools


Download, install and run Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up disc clean up

Run Tune Up registry clean up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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disk defrag (microsoft) didnt work, im working on the other things i need to do
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See what Tune Up does, 59% free is respectable enough
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i dont know the exact speed of my dsl connection, how do i find out
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Google linespeed test and choose one for your location

Did Reg Defrag run
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it said my registry already was optimized
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Did system file check need any files

Does the maintenance wizard run
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yes, system file check needed setupx.dll but found it in c/windows/options/cabs

maintainence wizard still doesnt function correctly.
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