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    When I'm unable to do a 'warm boot' (Start/Shutdown/Restart)e.g. on a system
    crash, and I need to do a 'cold boot' (power down/up), ScanDisk does not
    run (it used to in these circumstances)- reboot works,but goes right into
    Windows. I have an Option set up in Msdos.sys of AutoScan=1 and that hasn't
    helped. I can run ScanDisk manually with no problem.
    I looked at MS KB article #Q273824, retrieved the file from SFC, it was
    identical to my current file (dates, sizes, etc.); nothing at all is checked
    in Msconfig Advanced; there is no Winboot.ini file on my system.

    My system is a Pentium II, 350, 128MG, 11.5GB hard drive (about 80% free); I
    run under Windows 98 (1st Ed), IE6, use Norton SystemWorks and Zone Alarm
    Pro (cable modem).

    Would appreciate help to resolve. Thank you.


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    Make sure msconfig attributes are not set to read only. (right click file, choose properties, uncheck read only)
    Make the changes to autoscan=1 using notepad.
    reset the attributes to read only.

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    Thanks whoozhe, but as I mentioned, I've already done this and it didn't do any good (I assume you mean the Msdos.sys file, but please let me know if I misunderstood).

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    Run the System File Checker Start>Run type in sfc.exe then OK
    Have your Windows CD handy.

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    Thanks whoozhe, but I've already done this (MS KB article #Q273824) and no resolution.

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    I think a reinstallation of windows is in order

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    I'm beginning to think the same thing. I'll wait a while longer - someone may come up with something we haven't thought of.
    Thanks.

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    Hi, Even I am also facing same problem .could not get the solution