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Old 08-18-02, 03:13 PM   #1
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Question Damn it! can this be fixed? HD problem?

We had a bad lightning storm and my system was shutdown because the power went off then on. This happend 3 times in the last two days. Well now anytime I restart my computer I've noticed it goes through the process of doing the scandisk as if were restarted manually. It does not do this when I shutdown and restart only when restarting. I'm like WTF now.

I reinstalled windows thinking it might be a corrupt file but still same thing. I been all over the net for 3 hours and can only come up with this issue on M$ site that says you can download the Windows IDE Hard Drive Cache Package in this article.

http://support.microsoft.com/default...EN-US;Q273017&

I don't know if I should try this. I can also Disable Scandisk after bad shutdown in msconfig. Any suggestions on this patch and my dilema? Maybe my HD is fooked and it took some damage from the storm. I do have a power surge but I know sometimes these can't protect 100% thx guys
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Old 08-18-02, 03:26 PM   #2
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Way too worked up, dude.

Windows just got borked, not a big deal, just turn off Scandisk after bad shutdown.

It happens on almost every Windows box.
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Old 08-18-02, 03:28 PM   #3
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Have you tried another HD with Windows on it ?
I think your HD may had been damaged or the partition table messed up.

But why would it keep scanning ? Buggy I guess, I never had that problem
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Old 08-18-02, 06:21 PM   #4
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nah this is my only drive. I never had this problem before ever so it's kind of frustrating. I was told to clear the CMOS and reset the BIOS. I'm about to try that in 15 min and post back if it fixed it.


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Way too worked up, dude. Windows just got borked, not a big deal, just turn off Scandisk after bad shutdown
I hear what your saying but i'm one of those people that are really anal about stuff that once worked fine and if there is way to correct it I want it fixed if possible, that's all.
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Old 08-18-02, 06:27 PM   #5
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I'm just like that!
If there is no way to fix it, I just reinstall :>
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Old 08-18-02, 07:03 PM   #6
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I never fixed it on any of my boxes except by disabling Scandisk... lemme know if you find one....
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Old 08-19-02, 08:20 AM   #7
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When you say you never fixed it on any of your boxes what do you mean? Did all of sudden it just start happening out of the blue? Just curious.

I did some testing on my HD and mem with Data Lifeguard from WD and Doc memory and all is well. I was told to take the battery out when you clear the CMOS and leave it out for at least 5 minutes. I think i'm grabbing at straws but i'll give it a shot.
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One way that might fix it is actually removing your HD and connecting it to another Working computer as a Slave. The working computer windows will scan the HD on bootup and fix any errors that normally cant be fixed when its working off itself.
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