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gum digger
20-11-2005, 10:48 PM
hi
there are times wen i restart my system from the case, in other words i do improper shutdowns but xp pro sp2 doesnt do the scandisk.why?

bartsdadhomer
20-11-2005, 11:25 PM
cause xp doesn't have scandisk

Renmoo
20-11-2005, 11:52 PM
XP does have scandisk, actually. It is just that you have got to enable it under the properties of your HDD and restart your computer to execute it.

Good question, gum digger.
Cheers :)

Big John
21-11-2005, 02:09 AM
hi
there are times wen i restart my system from the case, in other words i do improper shutdowns but xp pro sp2 doesnt do the scandisk.why?

The Scan Disk will run at bootup if the disk is dirty after a shutdown. This is usually only caused by something writing to the harddrive and not completing it before the system goes down. There is actually registry setting which is set/cleared that causes this.

I had an issue with mine when after a big crash my D drive continually had did a scan disk after a reboot even with normal shutdowns. I finally found the setting to mark it clean and it stopped it.

So long story short is it only does it when it needs it.