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Windows 7: Running sfc, etc.

10 Jun 2012   #1
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Running sfc, etc.

Hello,

a. After installing a new HD, I imagine it would be a good idea to run sfc.

Having problems with getting a specific program to run again, and a few other things.
Tried running it, but it requires that I be an Administrator.
To the best of my knowledge, I am logged on and set up as "the administrator"

What do I do next, please ?

b. assuming I can run the thing, what do I want to type in; e.g., any extensions, etc. after I type "sfc" ? Would like as complete a system check as possible, irrespective of time involved.

c. any other checking type of Windows programs that I should run similar to sfc, hopefully to pick up things in the reinstall that didn't go perfectly ?

Thanks,
Bob


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10 Jun 2012   #2
masoomsahib

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
 
 

go to start and write cmd in the search bar.when it shows cmd,right click on it and click on Run as administrator.Than

try again using sfc.
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10 Jun 2012   #3
sk0t0s

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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10 Jun 2012   #4
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP: sfc Screen only on for a second or two ?

Hi,

First, a quick thanks for help.
Truly a great Forum, and Folks in it.
Over the years, lots of them, I would have been lost without all the help I've received.

Not too sharp with this, so please bear with me and my dumb questions.

Tried running sfc with the right mouse click to run as Administrator.

That black screen with what seems to be all of the old DOS lines in it comes up,
BUT only for a second or two, then disappears.

What's going on ?

Any other similar Windows checking program in W7 that I should also run, assuming I can get sfc to work ?

As reference, I posted several other questions as to what might wrong after I changed the hd in my PC. Most everything works again, surprisingly, except for one program. Trying to determine why.

Thanks,
Bob
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10 Jun 2012   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Did you get a UAC prompt when trying to open the command prompt window?

That closing after a second or two usually happens when it hasn't been elevated.
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10 Jun 2012   #6
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP: Ran sfc, but cannot open the Log File it made ?

Hi,

Well, some progress, I guess.

Was able to run sfc, with all of your help.
It apparently found some corrupt files, but was not able to fix all of them, it says.

It also said that it generated a Log in:
C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.Log

But I can't seem to open it up when I go there. Keep getting the error msg. when I try of:
Notepad- Access is denied

I looked in Security for the file, and it seems like I have "Full Control" boxes ticked for everything: System, Local Sources, and Administrative.

I am down as the Administrator for this PC.

Any thoughts on hows to open this Log file ?

Thanks again,
Bob
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10 Jun 2012   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Yeah, if you move that log file to your desktop you should be able to open it.

You can run sfc a few times to see if it fixes those other ones, sometimes it can't fix them all at once.
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10 Jun 2012   #8
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You should run it up to three times and reboot between each run.
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10 Jun 2012   #9
sk0t0s

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you follow the option Number 3 of SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker ?

If you follow those steps correctly you should be able to view your CBS.LOG file
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10 Jun 2012   #10
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP: Still can't open

Hi,

I hate to appear dumber than I am with this stuff, but not sure if I selected option 3, or not. Will blame it on old age now.

I ran: sfc \scannow

It certainly did something, as there is a text Log file where i mentioned above.

But cannot open it.

Tried moving to desktop, and even tried WORD, but Word wouldn't open it either.

Any thoughts ?

Or, do i have to run it again ?

I am Administrator, and have all the security boxes for full control ticked.

Thanks,
Bob
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