Problem with Lower Scandisk wait time.
Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:57 AM
Well XP has a different idea. It wants to run scandisk and thrash the drive to death trying to save useless junk.
I used Autopatcher on this system and selected the lower scandisk's wait time patch. The problem is Scandisk completely ignores me pressing any key to stop it in during the 5 second wait.
I've tried it with a USB and a PS/2 keyboard and neither works even though I can use either to get into the BIOS setup.
So how about a fix to make Scandisk pay attention to the user, while also shortening the wait to 5 seconds?
Posted 03 November 2009 - 09:28 AM
Also, have you looked into a freeware or an open source program for checking and reformatting a drive?
Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:09 AM
> I've tried it with a USB and a PS/2 keyboard
usb keyboards only works on boot if "enable legacy support" is enabled at bios. sometimes, certain bios also have an "enable usb keyboard", that shall be checked in order to work on boot
also, an idea: check your hd. it may be dying.
Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:23 AM
The problem is whatever's been done with Autopatcher to reduce the time to abort scandisk has also completely blocked it from being aborted. The problem is if I allow scandisk to complete a pass on this badly corrupted drive it's likely to destroy it by banging the heads back and forth while trying to save completely useless files I don't want to save.
I just need to skip scandisk so I can use the Disk Management to delete the partition then create a new partition and do a full format to refresh it. The drive came from a PC that suffered a really nasty malware attack which corrupted the directory.
I *could* connect the drive up by itself and boot with a Windows CD and nuke it that way, but that's *not* solving the problem of not being able to abort Scandisk before it starts.
Posted 04 November 2009 - 01:04 AM
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