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Windows 7: sfc/scannow could not start - W7 - Observation

18 Jun 2011   #1
sean vida

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 
sfc/scannow could not start - W7 - Observation

I recently tried to run sf/scannow and got the following message "Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service "

I am using W7 but following an article in one of the 'compuer tips' mags had added a program which loads the Vista Start Menu instead of W7 start menu (the Menu is much nicer than the standard W7 Start Menu).

I found that trying to run sf/scannow through the 'Vista' start menu (accessories....) did not work.

Once I switched off the 'Vista' start menu and ran sf/scannow from the regular start menu for W7 - it started straight away no problems.

Just an observation - I guess this was a compatibility issue or something - I haven't had any other problems with the 'Vista' start menu in W7 but I now have a 'heads-up' (if I decide to keep the Vista start Menu) for one of the places to look if something else won't work properly.


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18 Jun 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.



Booting the PC to an sfc /scan may work, though I see you found a solution.


SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
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18 Jun 2011   #3
sean vida

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 
sfc/scannow could not start - W7 - Observation

Thanks Bare Foot Kid,

I was running out of ideas so this one would have been timely if I had not got it sorted.

Thanks for the prompt response.
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18 Jun 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

My pleasure mate, keep coming back, it works if you work it.
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