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06 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
question about win 7 magnifier

Good Evening Seven Forums, this is about SFC.EXE

The Dummy is back again. I posted a question about the problem I am haveing with the built in magnifier in Win 7 Pro.

I did get a reply but was no help. I decided to check with Microsoft ASK A QUESTION. I did get a reply, however I could not complete the possible solution since my copy of win 7 Pro does not allow me to execute the possible solution. I replied to Microsoft ask a question no answer. Hopefully someone at seven forums can tell why the proceedure does not work:
This is what I was tald to do, go to accessories then click ELEVATED COMMAND PROMPT the only I could not find that kind of prompt but did find COMMAND PROMPT, so I clicked that, however I was supposed to se RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR, whick I did not find, I did find this c:/user/my name followed by a blinking cursor waiting for entries. I was to enter ALLOW after possible being asked for my password, that did not work so I entered ALLOW, the only thing I got was you are not allowed to enter in so many words. I then made sure I am listed as the administrator on my computer and I was. The oblect of all this is to run SFC.EXE a program allready installed to check the operating system files, if corrumpted then insert my install CD or DVD when I installed win 7 Pro to replace any corrupted files.

If anyone has used the program SFC.EXE please let me know what the proceedure is.
hope you don't find too many missplelled words.

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06 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1

To "run as administrator", you need to right click on the Command Prompt, instead of a normal left click. And then at the top of the menu that opens, choose run as administrator.
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06 Dec 2012   #3

Win7 Ultimate X64

To open an elevated command prompt click start button
type cmd, you will see program at top of start menu window
right click on program then select run as administrator, you now have an open command prompt at administrator level
now type sfc /scannow and hit enter
you will now see the program running, if all is good the progress will go to 100% and you will see something like this
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If any problems are found then let us know and we can tell you where to find log files and what you can do about it

Hope this helps

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15 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Results in rybbubg SFC,EXE

Good Morning Seven Forums,

I very much appreciate your topic on how to create an elevated command prompt for windows 7.

I did as you outlined and it worked perfectly. I have tried from others winout succes, from Microsoft it;s self their procedure did not work but yours did, hats of the Seven Forums.
I just rand SFC.EXE several lines appeared with the lines with how did it come out data with lines longer than the cmd type window white letters on black background. I could not make the window any wider so could not read the entire line. I did use windows snipit to copy all the lines and put them in Paint shop pro and printed them.

The lines started like this: /scannow, /verfyonly, /scanfile, /veriffile, /offb ooidir, /offwubdur

I am not sure since I could not read all of the senteces to their end not sure if anything was done. It would be nice to know what I could expect when I did get to run SFC.EXE. Has anyone done that?
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15 Dec 2012   #5

Win7 Ultimate X64

It sounds like you actually typed sfc.exe in to command prompt
you need to type exactly how i stated above
sfc /scannow
look at my screen shot above this was taken after scan completed
if entered correctly you will see the same screen with the progress indicator starting at 1% rising to 100% then an output on results
above is what you are hoping for "no integrity violations found"
if anything else comes out post the message and we can help
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15 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Their is a space between the c and /.
sfc (space)/scannow.
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15 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
elevated prompt to run sfc.exe

Seven Forums,

Thanks a bunch, I ran the scan in the Elevated Command Prompt, worked just fine. I tried it first with no space between the c and / worked apprently ok then I ran it a second time with the space. The scan looked about the same either way. One comment on your reply you put a link to see a snippet of wat I would see, it did not work it gave me link to some other unrlated place. I also found out the elevated command prompt is good for only one time, to run a second time I had to create the command a second time to work. There was a problem and told me to look at the log file, I tride to but when clicking the CBS log file access was denied. I am listed as administrator in users and just about every place I look, not sure what is going on there. This log file is supposed to tell me what to do to correct the bad file it found. From the way you described the scan I would see a visual graph that runs across a window, however it was atext view with the percent in numbers till it reached 100% it did show the scan process. Please let me know about accessing the CBS log file. I REALY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP IN THIS PROCESS.
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15 Dec 2012   #8

Win7 Ultimate X64

You may need to copy the CBS.log file to the desktop and confirm UAC to do so then you should be able to upload it
Sorry I gave you the wrong impression but it is a number view on progress not a slider bar
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16 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Folders some with files some without

I give up, this is the second time I tried to use the spell checker, it shut me off again. So bear with me and ignore the miss spelled words.

I was able to place the CBS.LOG on the desk top and read it. Looks like comoputer code, not sure I am going to get anything from the log. The original sfc /scannow said that the scan found several corrupted files, some were corrected some were not, it said I should be able to complet what was not corrected by viewing th log file, this does not appear something I can do, does anyone have a suggestion??
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16 Dec 2012   #10

Win7 Ultimate X64

Try running another scan so we only get results about unfixable errors and not the fixed ones then upload the new log in your next post
Again you may need to copy to desktop before you can upload, attach it to your post by clicking the paperclip symbol, browse to file click upload, close window then click paperclip symbol again to insert uploaded file

you may need to zip file first
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