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Help on starting up windows it says,windows was not properly shut down and 1 or more disc drives may have problems on it and scandisc.exe not found press any key to continue but it wont continue windows 95

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Try booting into safe mode. Go to a command prompt. type chkdsk /f. It will probably tell you it can't run, do you want it to run next time you start your computer? Answer y - enter. Reboot. Hopefully it will find and fix any problems. Let me know what it says and what happens.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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    Jeffrey Pemberton Mar 30, 2008

    Just to clarify, that should read: chkdsk /f : ( chkdsk(space)/f

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    Jeffrey Pemberton Mar 30, 2008

    To boot to safe mode if you don't know how:








    By pressing F5 at the "Starting Windows 95" message.


    By pressing F8 at the "Starting Windows 95" message, and then choosing Safe Mode from the Windows 95 Startup menu.



    Automatically, if Windows 95 did not start on the previous attempt.



    There should be a command prompt on your programs list, or accessories. Or else you can just go to start , run, type cmd and hit ok.

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Sounds like the hard drive has been corrupted to where the autoexec.bat file can't be accessed. It is the main windows 95 start file that loads all drivers for basic function. May need to just cut losses on that unless you have a restore disk to reload win 95. Good luck with such an old system.

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I keep getting the message The data file 'personal folders' was not closed properly when I open Outlook, how can I prevent this from happening?


Hi,


The underlying reason why Outlook displays this "data file" check is very simple. There is a single flag in the header of the data file that is a Boolean value (True or False). While you use Outlook the value of this flag is constantly changing as the data file is updated. When the update begins the value is changed to False and then when the update completes the value is changed back to True (implying the update is finished and successful).


So, the key to the problem is the shut down process because once the Outlook.exe process is exited this flag value cannot be changed. If the Outlook.exe process was terminated prematurely or a 3rd party add-in did not properly set the flag value to True then the flag value can be left at False. If you start Outlook with a data file where the value of the flag is False you are guaranteed to see the "data file" check. If the value of the flag is True then you will not see the "data file" check.


Right now, there are a few known common causes for this issue:


- Shutting down Windows before the Outlook.exe process has exited

- 3rd party add-ins improperly "closing" the data file

- Outlook crashing

- Non-Outlook process accessing the data file


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954642/en-us

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948733/en-us


Regarding the post advised by Rod, I would like to explain more detailed:

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When you shut down Outlook, the Outlook window goes away, but the Outlook.exe process can continue to run for some time. That's why you can see Outlook.exe sitting in Task Manager for a few minutes after closing the Outlook window. If you shut down Windows while the Outlook.exe process is still running Windows will not wait for the Outlook.exe process to exit. So, you increase the likelihood of encountering the "data file check" issue the next time you start Outlook (because the Outlook.exe process was not able to "close" your data file(s) completely before Windows was shut down).

On the other hand, if you leave Outlook running when you shut down Windows the Outlook.exe process will continue to run and exit on its own. When Windows is shut down, it sends messages to all visible window frames telling them to quit, and will wait for those programs to quit before shutting down. Not until all processes with open windows have exited will Windows finally shut down. This is somewhat counter-intuitive to most people as traditional training has always advised manually closing applications before shutting down Windows.

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The part where it looks like your xp stuff and vista stuff switch drives is normal. Only the Operating System associates the hard drives by letters this does not mean your hard drive files are switching. This happens because D: drive is Root of Vista OS and Root of any OS in windows gets the C: drive lettering.

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7-select smss.exe,autorun.inf,Funny UST Scandal.avi.exe and delete it

-if theres any drive or a partition type "d:" in command prompt without quotes
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-run taskiller and left click it on the system tray(the one with a skull icon)

-click processes

-to close the virus, select process and click yes to the question

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note: close only file that have the same icon of Funny UST Scandal.avi.exe


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1-now, click "start" then "run"
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