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I have an option to STOP scandisk from gathering information it needs to safeguard the contents.

It appears to be stuck at 9% now and I cannot see if it is scanning any clusters because of the window that is open. It's been running for about 30 minutes now. Should I just STOP the gathering process and let it proceed or hold out???
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It ran for an hour and half with no change, so I rebooted. It started scandisk again. I had trouble exiting it, but finally did and Win98 started. I can see my d-drive.

I'm trying to copy the files from d to c, but I keep getting errors reading device. I'm afraid I may have to go file by file.
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gee you have been a busy girl - sorry I was not here to answer
I was at the blood bank (they only have 1 days supply left)
You are doing ok without me.
Try for the major files 1st It looks like your me drive might be ready for gods computer room. Get what is most important off evev if it is one at a time. If you can not get all files off before bed time then I would leave the computer running and not risk a reboot. Once you have what you need off then I would run backup from the 98 drive and tell it to back up D drive - worth a try. Do you know how to run backup?

Edited by peterm, 23 November 2005 - 02:48 AM.

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Go Start>programs>accessories>system tools>backup click on backup
this will start a wizard click on NEXT backup files and settings NEXT
check let me choose what to backup NEXT
this should give you a window with a list of desktop my computer etc.
click on the + sign next to my computer this should now expand and show you
the drives. Click on drive D(in thebox to put a tick) NEXT this should ask you
where to backup to go to C: drive leave the filename as backup.bkf
click on save click on NEXT click on finish this should start the backup
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I have been trying to copy the files, basically, one by one, but I'm having alot of trouble with errors. I'm mostly worried about my pictures that are stored on here. I couldn't see them at all Monday. I went into DOS to find the directories and could at least see the files. When I went back into windows, the directories mysteriously appeared, but I haven't been able to copy many of them.

Ok, now for a dumb question . . . since I couldn't seem to run scandisk, and from what I've read, I get the gist that the FAT file is used to keep track of files that may be scattered . . . would DEFRAG help put the files back together at all so that maybe I could copy them . . . or would I just be destroying what I have left?

By the way . . . thanks for helping me get this up as a slave. I was quite shocked that it worked, especially since I was told it couldn't. We were trying to set it up the other way at the time, but it really wouldn't have mattered which was the slave. I just wanted the space (and guess where my pictures would have been ).
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Defrag is worth a try
Also now that 98 is the operating system you could try a scandisk of D:
from inside 98 and use the through option.
Have you tried to copy the pictures from dos?
I do not know where you have your pics or what they are named but
as a sample. Go to dos in windows 98
c:\windows> cd .. enter
c:\>mkdir pics enter
c:\>dir enter
You should see a Pics <DIR>.
If yes c:\> D: enter
find a pic in d:(as a sample let's say it's called home.tiff)
D:>copy home.tiff c:pics enter
should say 1 file copied.
If by chance you have all your pics in 1 folder on the ME drive we can copy the folder.

thanks for helping me get this up as a slave. I was quite shocked that it worked, especially since I was told it couldn't.


Why didn't you ask :tazz:

Cheers
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I tried not to have to reboot, but finally had to when the blue screen kept popping up. After this reboot though, scandisk is running and actually fixing the damaged clusters and moving to undamaged areas. It's now up to 1,032 clusters out of 1,249,946.

I'm thinking this may be good news...

Haven't run defrag yet. Haven't finished copying files. Was trying to do that in Windows, but will try DOS if the scandisk doesn't help.

Edited by totianni, 26 November 2005 - 02:39 PM.

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If scandisk works and you can move files within windows then stick with that. Don't forget at the end try a backup of D: then we will try to restore the program you need from that drive to the C: drive - long shot but could work.
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I'm running scandisk surface scan and I have to tell it at each bad cluster to fix it. I'm at a whopping 1411 clusters checked and 33 found bad. Is there a way to just tell it to fix 'em all without starting all over? After all, it took me an entire evening and most of today just to get it to this point . . . and I haven't even reached 1% complete yet. I've counted about 35 marked sectors with bad clusters and it hasn't yet moved from the first sector. I'll be at this until next week at this rate.

Edited by totianni, 26 November 2005 - 02:54 PM.

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Only and hour and half later, and my second "B"ad sector is now yellow and I'm still at 0%, but have reached 3669 clusters examined and now 75 found bad. Only 1246277 more to go . . .
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rest something on the enter key?
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I'm thinking I may have hit a snag . . . I'm only up to 3678 / 83 bad. Guess I just have to endure the manual-time enduring process . . . still haven't even reached 1% complete . . . very, very slow going . . . still plugging away . . .

Edited by totianni, 26 November 2005 - 10:04 PM.

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Instead of pushing the enter key rest a light weight on it
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I tried that, putting something on the key, but I thought that was what held it up. Before it comes up with <Fix It> <Don't Fix It> or <More Info>, there are options on the table screen for <More Info> and <Exit>. I was afraid it would hold up with the <More Info> option if I held the <Enter> key down. I'll try again and post soon.
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By the way, I'm at 3683 / 88 bad . . . . had to go to sleep for a bit . . .
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