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  1. MICRO

    MICRO Registered Member

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    Hey Rita,

    Can you please expand re. the making of a Scandisk startup floppy ?

    Is it just a matter of copying Scandisk onto a floppy - insert and run, or is there more to it ?

    TIA,

    Regards.
     
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    Rita Infrequent Poster

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    hi micro
    after you make your startup disk leave it in the drive then reboot your pc when it asks if you want cdRom support select no:eek:nce you see theA:>prompt type the following commands one after the other but hit your enter key after each command.wait for the command to complete and show the A:> prompt before typing the next command
    smartdrv
    deltree/y c:\windows\tempor~1
    deltree /y c:\windows\cookies
    deltree /y c:\windows\history
    deltree/ y c:\windows\temp
    scandisk c: /AUTOFIX
    i hope this helps you--let me know ok have a good night
    rita
     
  3. Rita

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    hey Micro
    sorry about the smiley it was a mistype
    rita
     
  4. MICRO

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    Thanks Rita - unfortunately I did not explain clearly enough - the above
    sentence in your reply is the crux of it.

    I want to make a startup floppy specifically with your idea in mind - to scandisk from it - but I don't know how to make it from a standing start ?

    I don't need the bits and bobs on it, just the scandisk.

    Regards.
     
  5. Rita

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    good morning Micro
    sorry--here is how to make the startup disk.
    go to the control panel Start>Settings>Control panel
    Click on the tab named windows setup...wait a bit
    Click the startup tab
    follow the instructions to make a startup disk(you will need a floppy disk in the drive)

    Once you have the startup disk made,go into my computer and click on the c:drive icon.then click on the windows folder then on the command folder
    look for a file named smartdrv.exe
    copy/paste smartdrv to A:drive in floppy disk
    let me know if this works ok
    rita
     
  6. MICRO

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    Thanks Rita for your kind perseverance here.

    My apologies for missing the quoted sentence in my previous reply to you,
    I don't quite have the hang of this quoting business yet.

    Ah Capiche !, - It's the ordinary startup floppy to begin with - OK.

    So then I went to C: but on this Win98se the Smartdrv.Exe was in the Windows folder itself.
    In ref. to your above quoted sentence, (if Iv'e done it correctly this time).
    Can I Right click on Smartdrv.exe and click on Copy and then Paste onto
    the floppy in A: drive, or is there a simpler method ?

    And when I get that done, how do I then include your
    scandisk C:/ AUTOFIX onto the floppy ?

    Regards.
     
  7. Rita

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    hi Micro
    yes you can right click on smartdrv.exe and copy and paste to floppy in drive A
    to get to the autofix on the floppy do this:
    when you leave the floppy in and reboot the pc it will ask you if you want cd rom help you select no CDRom support
    once you see theA:>prompt type the following commands one aftet the other but hit the enter key after you type each command.wait for each command to complete and show you the A:>prompt before you type the next command
    smartdrv
    deltree /y c:\windows\tempor~1
    deltree /y cx:\windows\cookies
    deltree /y c:\windows\history
    deltree /y c:\windows\temp
    scandisk c /AUTOFIX
    this should do it.please let me know-- and if i can be of any other help i'd be delighted to try to help
    rita
     
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