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Windows 7: Stop windows from trying to scan external drive

16 Nov 2010   #1
Prskater

windows7-Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
Stop windows from trying to scan external drive

How can I stop Windows from asking whether I want to scan and fix an external drive, whenever I turn on that external drive. It gives me the choice to scan and fix or continue without scanning.

The annoyance is that when I turn on the external drive, I may be doing something else and the notification will pop up or rather pop under all the other programs and windows I may have open and won't see the notification until I click on the taskbar and Windows Explorer is waiting for some response.

I know what is in the external drive and all is safe there.

Thank you.
Roxy


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16 Nov 2010   #2
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

It happened to my Tomtom gps ...i did scan once and it went away ..
"Do not recommend you do it ...though"
I will see if anybody come up with the solution too.
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16 Nov 2010   #3
Prskater

windows7-Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Thank you.
Roxy
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16 Nov 2010   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Do this...Let Windows scan the drive and fix the problems the drive is reporting.
Done.
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16 Nov 2010   #5
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Try paying attention to what Windows is telling you. Your drive has a problem. Let it fix it. If the issue persists, replace the drive.
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19 Nov 2010   #6
Prskater

windows7-Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Solved and solved.
thanks guys.
Roxy
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23 Jan 2012   #7
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I get this damn thing too, and if I click scan, it never finds any errors anyway!!
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