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debby
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 5:52 am    Post subject: Programs running in the background - how to stop them?
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Hi! I am having trouble getting the scandisk to run
through properly. I get the error message "Scandisk has
restarted 10 times because of a program that is running in
the background."
What do you recommend doing to fix the problem?
Thanks. Bye.
Debby
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SpaceCadet
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:24 am    Post subject: Re: Programs running in the background - how to stop them? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Debby" wrote in
$b5d3f490$a501280a@phx.gbl:

 > Hi! I am having trouble getting the scandisk to run
 > through properly. I get the error message "Scandisk has
 > restarted 10 times because of a program that is running in
 > the background."
 > What do you recommend doing to fix the problem?
 > Thanks. Bye.
 > Debby
 >

I recommend End-It-All, a PC Mag utility designed to show you all running
programs and allow you to end them.

http://www.rountree-inc.com/ENDITALL.EXE

If there are programs running that you don't recognise, then the
possiblity ariese that you may have some malware running on your machine.
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Joan Archer
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:24 am    Post subject: Re: Programs running in the background - how to stop them? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Try doing it in Safe Mode or download this program developed by Koldbear
and
associates.
Joan

Get the free ScanDefrag. It is the most advanced disk maintenance
program there is. It runs Disk Cleanup, ScanDisk, and Disk
Defragmenter. It's easy to setup and use, and it can deal with
problems like "drive's contents have changed: restarting...".
Get it and read about all the options it has that you can use.
http://home.earthlink.net/~bblanton2/scandefrag/main.htm
http://www.blueorbsoft.com/scandefrag/index.html

It is not unusual to see Defrag restart a number of times.
It is , however, unusual to see ScanDisk restart.
This is why I suggest starting it at bedtime and letting it run overnight.
Please, email "The ScanDefrag Team" if you have any problems using our
program. Your problem, will be properly attended to. And we assure you,
that every attempt will be made to resolved it..
To see how to email us, read the ScanDefrag "Readme" file, using
ScanDefrag
under the "Help" menu.



Debby wrote:
 > Hi! I am having trouble getting the scandisk to run
 > through properly. I get the error message "Scandisk has
 > restarted 10 times because of a program that is running in
 > the background."
 > What do you recommend doing to fix the problem?
 > Thanks. Bye.
 > Debby
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