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Windows 7: Cannot run SFC from Repair Disk

22 Feb 2011   #1
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Cannot run SFC from Repair Disk

Booting to my Win 7 Repair Disk and chosing Command Prompt Option, I enter as per Tutorial:
sfc /scannow /offbootdir=e:\ /offwindir=e:\windows

e: is my dvd drive where repair disk is.

The message I get is "Windows Resource protection could not start the repair service."

SFC never runs. What am I missing. Thanks in advance

JohnnyA


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22 Feb 2011   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

The tutorial explains a few steps earlier that you need to determine Win7's drive letter by how it is listed when Repair detects it here:

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

Cannot run SFC from Repair Disk-capture.png

Supply the Win7 drive letter which WinRE provides, as it can see letters differently than they appear in Windows.


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23 Feb 2011   #3
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the tip Greg. Finally got it to scan.

JohnnyA
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23 Feb 2011   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try this.

Click Start, type Services.msc. Double-click Windows Modules Installer. Set its Startup type to Manual. Click OK.

Now try running the scan.
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23 Feb 2011   #5
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the extra input Bill. I did get it to scan as per Gregs post. I had checked to make sure the module in services was set to manual.
Cheers
JohnnyA
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