Running Scandisk on Boot Up

Posted On 2005-11-1 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Running Scandisk on Boot Up (Windows 9x)
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If Windows 9x is shutdown incorrectly, or the turn power turned off without shuting down, the system will attempt to run Scandisk on the next boot. You can control whether Scandisk doesn't run, prompts whether to run, or runs automatically.
1. Change the attributes for MSDOS.SYS so it is not 'Read Only', MSDOS.SYS is found in the root directory of your C:\ drive. Open the file using Notepad or another text editor (not Microsoft Word or any word processor).
2. Change the value of 'AutoScan=' to: AutoScan=0 : Scandisk is Disabled AutoScan=1 : Scandisk Prompts First AutoScan=2 : Scandisk Runs Automatically
3. Changes will take place on the next reboot.
Note: It is advisable to run Scandisk after an incorrect shutdown to avoid file corruption.
Note: This feature is only available on Windows 95 OSR 2 and greater.

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