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XP runs a disc scan when rebooting

I got home from work and noticed my computer was off. I have replaced the power supply and now when my Windows XP reboots I get a screen saying it is checking disc for problems what should I do?

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Let it check the disk for problems.

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Let the scan disk run. It's typical for this to happen when Windows didn't shut down properly. It's making sure that the hard drive in your computer is working properly. The bigger the drive, the longer it takes.

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