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Windows 7: System File Checker did not fix all problems


11 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
System File Checker did not fix all problems

I ran sfc /scannow and was told that some files were corrupt but not all were fixed. I was referred to the CBS.log. Can someone help me interpret this log (there are so many entries). I had the original OS installation disk in the optical drive while I ran System File Checker. I thought that SFC was supposed to fix all problems with the files involved.

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11 Dec 2010   #2

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Did you run the SFC /scannow three times? It very seldom repairs everything in one pass.
When the window pops up it can't repair all it has repaired some. Run it again.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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11 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I ran it twice. I'll try running it again & let you know.
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11 Dec 2010   #4

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Start over and run it until all repaired or three times.

It just can't repair everything in one pass. Sometimes the registry is damaged beyond SFC capability to repair.

Then you may need a repair install from your Win 7 disk.
Mike

If your still having problems please post what type problems you are having.

Even if I don't have the knowledge to fix the problem I can usually find someone who does.
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11 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Start over and run it until all repaired or three times.

It just can't repair everything in one pass. Sometimes the registry is damaged beyond SFC capability to repair.

Then you may need a repair install from your Win 7 disk.
Mike
How is a repair install performed?
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11 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Start over and run it until all repaired or three times.

It just can't repair everything in one pass. Sometimes the registry is damaged beyond SFC capability to repair.

Then you may need a repair install from your Win 7 disk.
Mike
How is a repair install performed?

Also, I thought I had to place the I386 files in my C: directory and point to them in the Registry. It's been so long, I've forgotten how to do it.
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11 Dec 2010   #7

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I386 is an old XP helper.

Not needed on Win 7. You only need the disk if you are prompted for it in Windows 7.
Click this link and just follow it. Detailed instructions and pictures.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Use the Option One. Simpler since you want to run mulitple times.
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11 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
I386 is an old XP helper.

Not needed on Win 7. You only need the disk if you are prompted for it in Windows 7.
Click this link and just follow it. Detailed instructions and pictures.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Use the Option One. Simpler since you want to run mulitple times.
Try the above link. I think it's broken. In any case, I ran SFC four times with the same result - corrupt files which cannot be fixed. What do I do now? You mentioned a Repair Install. How does that work? Thanks....
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11 Dec 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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11 Dec 2010   #10

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

There is nothing wrong with the SFC link for me.
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