This article was previously published under Q154998
When you try to run ScanDisk, you may receive one of the following errormessages:
ScanDisk cannot examine drive <drive letter>:
This version of Microsoft ScanDisk will work only with MS-DOS versions 5.0 and later.
ScanDisk cannot check this drive now because the disk is not properly formatted, or a program such as a disk utility has locked it. Format the disk or wait for the utility to finish, and then restart ScanDisk.
This symptom can occur for either of the following reasons:
You run a previously released version of ScanDisk with OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2) or Windows 98. For example, this could occur if you run ScanDisk from an Emergency Boot Disk created using an earlier version of Windows 95.
You run an OSR2 or Windows 98 version of ScanDisk in Windows 95. For example, this could occur if you run ScanDisk from an Emergency Boot Disk created using OSR2 or Windows 98 on a computer running Windows 95.
To resolve this issue, use the appropriate method:
Running Windows 95 OSR2
The following files are required by the Windows 95 OSR2 version of ScanDisk:
Insert disk 1 of the Windows 95 disks into the floppy disk drive.
Type the following line at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
copy <drive>:\scandisk.exe %windir%\command
Type exit, and then press ENTER to return to windows.
For more information about using the Extract tool, click the Start button,point to Programs, click MS-DOS prompt, type "extract" (without quotationmarks), and then press ENTER. Or, see the following article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: 129605 TITLE : How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files
For additional information about how to determine which folder Windows is installed in, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
305792 How to Determine Which Folder Windows Is Installed In