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Scandisk has to keep running to allow access to Windows ME


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O.S. Windows ME. When I start my computer Windows loads up to taskbar and desktop icons are loaded. Desktop screen then changes from default blue to white, Avtive Desktop closes and windows then restarts. On restart Scandisk runs and if I use cntrl/alt/del to end Autochk and Lexps tasks I can keep Scandisk running by continually writing to the disk (opening and closing a programme) and this allows me access to all programmes including internet. All programmes work prefectly as long as Scandisk is running. If I allow Scandisk to complete a scan Windows restarts. While Scandisk was running I installed and ran Spybot and AVG to clean all files. I then re-installed Windows but the problem remains - I need to keep Scandisk running to access my computer. ?????????????????????? Can anybody please advise.
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Hi technician...

Sounds like your HDD is going out. Scandisk is trying to recover bad sectors, but is unable to. The next time it runs, untick the box to "Automatically Fix Errors" and see if it will complete a scan and give you a report.

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