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Windows 7: SFC /scannow

01 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
SFC /scannow

Just left the above running while I took a break, got back and it must have finished.

Which event log will I find the result in?

Also, I went into command prompt as admin, but it said it didn't recognise the SFC command. I ran it from Run OK though. Is that right?

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01 Feb 2012   #2

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This tutorial should explain it all. SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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01 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply. The sfcdetails on my desktop was completely empty though! I ran SFC again, and saw that it was OK. Did another findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails and saw the details scrolling down the screen but nothing in the sfcdetails!

I'm still puzzled about the Command Prompt though. If I go to All Programs\Accessories\Command Prompt (r click Run as Admin) I get C:\Users\Mike, not C:\Windows\system32. Why is that? I can only run SFC by using Start\Run which does take me to C:\Windows\system32.

In any event, it seems my system is OK, just puzzled really!

THanks.
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01 Feb 2012   #4

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Strange. It works for me. When you did if that way did you get the UAC prompt?
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01 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7
 
 

No, not a sign of it.
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01 Feb 2012   #6

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Wierd. If you create a shortcut on your desktop can you run that as administrator?
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01 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bertie11 View Post
Thanks for the quick reply. The sfcdetails on my desktop was completely empty though! I ran SFC again, and saw that it was OK. Did another findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails and saw the details scrolling down the screen but nothing in the sfcdetails!

I'm still puzzled about the Command Prompt though. If I go to All Programs\Accessories\Command Prompt (r click Run as Admin) I get C:\Users\Mike, not C:\Windows\system32. Why is that? I can only run SFC by using Start\Run which does take me to C:\Windows\system32.

In any event, it seems my system is OK, just puzzled really!

THanks.
In regards to the command prompt; the difference is simply the default location for each method used to display it. You can easily change the location yourself by using DOS commands; ie, c:\users\mike (change it to the Windows system 32 directory, as follows)

c:\users\mike>cd c:\Windows\system32

(the above assumes you have used the accessories menu to access the DOS prompt) and from there you add "cd c:\Windows\system32" (without the quotes)
OR
Just cut and paste the following; cd c:\windows\system32
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01 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you Sir George and Kado

I had forgotten about good ole DOs and the CD command. I've now got a shortcut tucked away .
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01 Feb 2012   #9

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You can make the shortcut an elevated one by opening properties and on the shortcut tab press the advanced button and check the "run as administrator" box. Then you don't have to right click first to run as administrator.
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01 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Ah, OK.

Thanks again.
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