View Full Version : Win98 "Scandisk cannot run - not enough memory"

03-10-2002, 11:01 AM
This is a recent problem Scandisk used to run okay until after being away for a few months I decided to load up software from 3 months of PC World, IMag and Net Guide free disks. All other programs work okay except Scandisk and Defrag.

I do not have a CD Writer and do not want to reformat. I cannot reinstall Win98 as when it tries to check my computer it says there is not enough memory.

I have a Pent III 700, 128MB RAM and 16G Harddrive.

Is there anything I can do or should I not worry about it and just run scandisk from MSDOS. I have tried shutting down other programs with Ctl-Alt-Del but it still will not run. I have tried running in Safe Mode but still will not run.

Any ideas anyone?

03-10-2002, 12:05 PM
I'm afraid you will have to reformat your hard drive then reinstall your OS.

03-10-2002, 12:09 PM
Theoretically, the maximum number of files and folders that ScanDisk can scan is 52,416. The practical number may be somewhat lower.

If this occurred after loading lots of trialware etc, its likely the cause.

Uninstall some programs.

Delete all your temp internet files.

Rod ger
03-10-2002, 06:49 PM
Godfather is most likely right, Windows uses HardDisc space for virtual memory and if your down to a few percent your computer may eventually gind to a stop unless you free up some space. try these things to get some "elbow room".

Uninstall unnecessary programs from the Add/Remove applet in
the Control Panel

Run Disc Cleanup ( Start\programs\Accessories\System Tools)

Download and run Easycleaner(try Cnet) use Unnecessary Files ,
and Clean Registry while your at it.

All that should "clean" your Windows and make it run a bit better.
especially after a scan and defrag.

Rod ger
03-10-2002, 06:52 PM
Grrr! that was ment to be grind