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Windows 7: SFC /Scannow failing - help please

18 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
SFC /Scannow failing - help please

Hello all,

not exactly a blue screen error but I've noticed some progressively worse quirky behavior by Windows. I tried running a sfc /scannow and it says there is corruption but can't fix it.

I was hoping to get some help from the great support here on the sevenforums.

I've attached the logs from tonight's SFC scan. Prior to scans today, I had run the scan before and it came back with no problems, possibly a few days ago but nothing in particular has happened since then.

Is there anything else people need to help diagnose this?

It's Windows x64 Pro
Intel Core 2 Quad QX9650
8 GB Corsair DDR2-800 speed
ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo
2x WD Raptor Drive in RAID-0

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18 Sep 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

If you have your install DVD, make a repair install.
Repair Install

If the problem is just a few days old a System Restore, might be the easier solution
System Restore
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18 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64

This is a recent install of Windows 7, I already wiped and reinstalled once because this happened. I'd like to find out what's causing it. I'm running a hard drive scan using HDTune Pro right now and also running an sfc /verifyonly so it will log exactly what the issues are.

I'm hoping someone can review and provide some ideas without reinstalling as I've done that already about a week ago.
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18 Sep 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

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18 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64

Well, HDTune reports no bad sectors on my drives.

I finished the sfc /verifyonly so it logs everything and doesn't just stop when it has something it can't fix.

Is it possible someone could help review this log to help identify the problem?
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20 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64

Hello all...

I actually fixed this problem. The scan was failing due to 3 missing directories. I found out these directories were removed by a tool I've used from nVIDIA Geforce 480 470 285 260 9800 275 295 GT GTX AMD ATI Radeon HD 5870 5850 5770 4890 X2 - Guru of 3D: PC Hardware Reviews called the Driver sweeper. It's normally very good for preparing your computer for updated video/sound drivers to remove all traces of the old one.

This time, it went too far, it removed the 3 directories below and installing the new driver apparently doesn't bring them back.

These are related to my ATI 5970 graphics card.

What I did was break out an old hard drive, install Windows 7 on it and copy over the directories as it looks like they're the same, name and all.

After putting those 3 directories back, the scan completes and finds no issues.

Might have taken some time but overall less of a headache than reinstalling or trying to repair windows.
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