Have you tried any of the utilities I mentioned
to make sure your HD is ok? You will need to do
that to make sure there REALLY IS a problem. The
programs I suggested in my prior comments will
either fix your HD problems or give you an error
code when it's unfixable. You use the code for
getting a rma to replace the Hard Drive. (If it
is under warranty of course)
Here is the way to get rid of the pesky NDD
"How to disable automatic scanning after an
You can modify Windows to prevent it from doing
an automatic scan after an improper shutdown.
For Windows 9x, Microsoft provides the Tweak UI
utility in Power Toys for this purpose. Download
Power Toys from Microsoft at:
The option to turn off automatic scanning is on
the Boot tab.
Or In Windows 98, add the line AutoScan=0 to the
MSDOS.SYS file in the [Options] section. This
line will disable any disk scanner from running
after an improper shutdown. MSDOS.SYS is a
hidden system text file located in the root
directory of the C: drive (C:\).
Another description of how to stop NDD from
coming up in place of Scandisk:
Method 1 - Norton Utilities 2000, 2001, and 2002
For Norton Utilities 2000, 2001, and 2002, to modify
Windows to run ScanDisk or Norton Disk Doctor after
an improper shutdown, change the options in Norton
Integrator as follows:
1. Double-click the Norton Utilities Integrator icon that is on the
2. Click Options and choose Norton Utilities.
3. Select the General Settings tab.
4. To make ScanDisk the default utility, uncheck Replace ScanDisk with
Norton Disk Doctor.
5. To make Norton Disk Doctor the default utility, check Replace
ScanDisk with Norton Disk Doctor.
6. Click OK.
The full page with this info straight from Symantec
Same info, different site:
[ ://www.google.com/search?q=NDD+scandisk ]
I hope this solves your problem. Please refer
to my earlier comment with the drive manufacturer
links for their diagnostic software to use in
place of the NDD.
If you are unsure about something I posted,
please ask for a clarification before accepting
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