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Disk consistancy Everytime my computer restarts I am getting a message that the computer is recommending a disk scan because it is detecting a problem. I allow it to do this and it never finds anything but then it does the same thing next restart. Recently my wife loaded some chinese software from different web sites and has given us trouble so I have attempted to restore the computer to previous updates but have not been able to do so because of problems with the disk. I get messages like cannot restore errors seen in c disk scan is recommended, but then it cannot do a scan while in use.

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  • randmasterb Jun 28, 2008

    I have widows vista, and I am not sure what you are asking about the format of the partitions

  • Cisf May 11, 2010

    what OS do u use, and what format are the partitions ?!

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Considering that u have Vista, is probably nothing wrong with u;re drive ....

Anyway, try to test it with other software (not the one from vista), u'll find plenty of free drive diagnostic tools ...just do a little google search.

If all tests show that there is nothing wrong with the drive, than check all the programs that are active when shutting down the computer (..anything that uses the drives ... log keepers and such ..). If any lucks suspicious, close it manualy, and than reboot to see if the issue remains ...

Anyway a reinstall of the OS woud probably fix the problem ...


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