|15 May 2012||#1|
System File Checker (sfc), Options?
System File Checker (sfc) has a few parameters that you can use when runing sfc:
/scannow : Scans all protected system files immediately.
/scanonce : Scans all protected system files once.
/scanboot : Scans all protected system files every time the computer is restarted.
/revert : Returns the scan to its default operation.
/purgecache : Purges the Windows File Protection file cache and scans all protected system files immediately.
/cachesize=x : Sets the size, in MB, of the Windows File Protection file cache.
/? : Displays help at the command prompt.
What's the difference between the first two, /scannow and /scanonce?
Does /scanonce wait until you reboot and then run one time?
And while I'm asking about sfc, where is the "Windows File Protection file cache"?
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|16 May 2012||#2|
System File Checker
How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7
You might find this Microsoft KB article interesting re: Windows File Protection.
Description of the Windows File Protection feature
And option three, this tutorial, gives some good info on how to see and read the CBS.log if a System File Checker scan finds any problems.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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