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Have tried to scan files and hard drive for problems and repair but scan keeps restarting and saying another program is writing to hard drive-- however there no programs writing to drive--- Have used windows scan and norton.
You may come across the same prob. when you try to defrag. You could run that in safemode too. I have Win. ME and niether my Scan Disk or my Defrag would run with anything going. I had gotten the same thing in both. ...writing to drive......
You can avoid this by running both scandisk and defrag in safe mode, as the other responders have suggested. Running in safe mode will eliminate any applications writing to the files on your hard drive, and speed up both processes.
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