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Our monitor for the desktop broke a few days ago, so I had to break out the old laptop that hasn't been used in awhile. I started it up and it said something about having the wrong programming and pressing f2 to continue or f1 for programming, something like that I can't recall. It hasn't done that in awhile so. But right after that it says windows has schudeled a disk check. I let it do it once. Once it got done the computer seemed to be running alright, just really slow because its old and only has 128 mb ram and the clock said it was 2003, but oh well I can fix that.

When I shut the computer off it goes back to that disk check thing, I just press a key to cancel it. I went to the scuhdeled task to see why it was doing it and it didn't say anything about running it.

I guess its no big deal, but anyone know how to get it to stop doing it? Thanks


 

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... I started it up and it said something about having the wrong programming and pressing f2 to continue or f1 for programming, something like that I can't recall.

Can you start it up and make a note of exactly what it's saying?  'something like...' doesn't really help much, unless you're happy to rely upon guesswork to fix your problems.

If a disk check has been scheduled by the OS you won't find a scheduler entry for the check.  I'm not exactly sure where the flag is set - it could actually be in the filesystem metadata - but if a disk check has been flagged then one will be initiated each time the system is started until one manages to complete successfully, so you need to let the disk check finish before turning the system off.
 

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... I started it up and it said something about having the wrong programming and pressing f2 to continue or f1 for programming, something like that I can't recall.

Can you start it up and make a note of exactly what it's saying?  'something like...' doesn't really help much, unless you're happy to rely upon guesswork to fix your problems.

I would, but it doesn't do that part anymore for some reason.
It said it got done checking the disk then took me to the home screen, so I figured it was done. I'll try telling it to run one next time I shut it off and see what happens I guess

 

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