How long does a Thorough Scan Disk take?
by mysterystew - 5/16/05 11:52 AM
I'm at my kids' computer atm - I'm running a ''Thorough'' scandisk on my win98se computer - in 55 minutes it did 83,151 clusters of 1,254,268 ... surely my math skills are rusty, because I calculate that it will take more than 12 hours to complete the scan??!! This is the first time I've done the scan from Safe Mode - perhaps that's the difference, and previous scans weren't done properly? I have a 40 gig hard drive but have used ... less than 5 gigs, I believe. I just did a scandisk and defrag within the last 2 weeks (not from safe mode) - I expected it to go really quickly this time, lol.
Is it performing the way it's supposed to, or do I need to change how I've been doing my maintenance?