What Do I Do When Scandisk and Defrag Won't Run In Win9.x/ME
by gbary - 12/24/04 11:42 AM
This Can Be Done In Normal Or Safe Mode.
Fist off, if you want the startup menu to always show at startup, type MSCONFIG into the start\run command box. Go to the advanced button and check the "Enable Startup Menu" box.ok your way out where you will be asked to restart the computer.
Second, if you want to disable ALL programs and background functions from interfering with your scandisk or defrag, use the same MSCONFIG command above and select thee "Selective Startup" radio button.
On the selection check All boxes EXCEPT "Load Static VXD's" and "Load Startup Group Items".
OK your way out to restart in normal mode.
After running your commands reenter MSCONFIG and press the "Normal Startup" command radio button to put things back to the way they were.
Hope this helps. I do this every time i need to use a programs that gets interfered with from background influences.
PS: If you get a blue screen that a program cant run, check the vxd and startup tabs at the top of the MSCONFIG window, and make sure ALL boxes are unchecked.
This program can also be used to disable any program from starting when you dont want them too. Such as GAIN which uses spyware and WEBSEARCH TOOLBAR which wont unload once loaded onto your computer.