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    Can I edit the ScanDisk message?

    I would like to play a joke on my wife by editing the message ScanDisk displays when it starts after an abrupt, improper, shutdown. Most often ScanDisk starts after our system hangs on shutdown. I want to edit the message to say something humorous.

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    Re: Can I edit the ScanDisk message?

    If there's a way to do it, I've never heard of one. The text displayed by SCANDISK at reboot time is contained in the SCANDISK.EXE file - conceiveably you could hack the file with a hex editor or something, but I don't know if a) it would work and [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] if it's worth the risk.

    However, I may have a substitute suggestion that would work for you. Take a look at BlueScreen from the normally staid SysInternals - one of the most feared colors in the world of Windows is blue, and I'll give ya two guesses as to what this one does....and the first guess doesn't count.
    -Mark

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    Re: Can I edit the ScanDisk message?

    <hr>I don't know if......[img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] if it's worth the risk<hr>
    Do you mean the risk that scandisk might not work...or that your wife might find out? Better not let Charlotte (or your wife) see your post. <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Can I edit the ScanDisk message?

    Hey, I'm divorced...let my wife find out. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> I meant that hacking the EXE file would probably render it useless.
    -Mark

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