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    Default Drives contents changed

    I'm trying to do a scan disk and defrag and I keep getting a message that my drive contents changed and it is restarting. My virus checker is off,so this isn't the problem. I've just installed the latest office software...publisher,outlook etc. Is it one of these or should I be looking elsewhere.How do I find out what's causing the drive to be changing?Thanks for any ideas.

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    Default Re: Drives contents changed

    Try defragging in safe mode.


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    Default Re: Drives contents changed

    press ctrl+alt+del, you will enevatably get a far too long list of things to kill

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    Default Re: Drives contents changed

    First of all turn off that cursed Screen Saver if you have not already.

    Two ways of looking at this but both will require a reboot on completion.

    Press Ctl.Alt.Del once and repeat as required to close all the programs running in your system box except for systray and explorer. Now try and do your scandisk or defrag.
    Or. Reboot into safe mode and run both your scandisk and defrag from there. To get into Safe Mode restart and as the computer starts to boot up, start clicking the F8 key (exact key may vary between systems but F8 is the common one), you will be offered several options, select Start in Safe Mode. Upon finishing the scandisk and defrag restart back into normal windows
    Even in Safe Mode it might restart depending on how messy the drive is a few times.

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