scandisc?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bluzeboy, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. bluzeboy

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    On reboot windows windows wants to run a ? on my portable HD,how can I remove this?
    thanks
     
  2. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Hit escape or remove your usb drive .
     
  3. bluzeboy

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    i want to remove it permantly,it is not needed,i just started
    how can i remove it permantly?
    my system start up is normal
     
  4. LordOfLA

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    let windows scan the disk :)
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Its normal windows scans the disk on boot up
     
  6. madmatt

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    It is likely running a chkdisk on the FAT partition. Reformat your USB key to NTFS and this won't happen.
     
  7. Shamus MacNoob

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    Dont think he will have that option my 1 gig offers FAT or FAT32 ...my 4 gig offers only FAT32 ...
     
  8. bluzeboy

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    my drive is 80 Gig,i have let it scan,but on reboot it want's to scan again.
     
  9. madmatt

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    As I said, if it is FAT/FAT32 it will scan EVERY TIME during boot if it is plugged in.
     
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    the solution has been pointed out several times in this thread:

    either format the drive to ntfs, or remove the drive before booting
     
  12. Shamus MacNoob

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    He wants what is behind door number 3 !!

    But we only have 2 doors ...
     
  13. bluzeboy

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    i have a massive amount of music files on the drive,is there a way to format the drive to ntfs without losing my files?
     
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    100% guaranteed, your money back, no questions?

    No there isn't. Any time you change the file system "on the fly" there is risk of data loss.

    Back up the data first or live with the drive scan.
     
  15. bluzeboy

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    ok thanks guys!

    i just looked again ,the file system is ntfs
     
  16. LordOfLA

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    run chkdsk /f /r <drive letter> in command prompt. Where <drive letter> is your driver letter followed by a colon, without angle brackets.

    Repeat until it does not indicate it fixed errors.
     
  17. bluzeboy

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    my drive letter is F,could give me the full command,i want to make sure i have your instrucions correct.
     
  18. Shamus MacNoob

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    You can convert the disk to NTFS without any need to format .. you will not loose anything ..

    To convert an existing FAT or FAT32 volume to NTFS, follow these steps:

    1.Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.

    2.At the command prompt, type the following, where drive letter is the drive that you want to convert: convert drive letter: /fs:ntfs


    For example, type the following command to convert drive E to NTFS: convert e: /fs:ntfs
     
  19. bluzeboy

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    it says it is NTFS
     
  20. LordOfLA

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    chkdsk /r /f f: