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Windows 7: Can't fix corrupt files

13 Jul 2012   #1
cookingboi

windows 7 Home premium x32
 
 
Can't fix corrupt files

Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.

Problem: Explorer has been crashing recently and I ran SFC/SCANNOW. Told me it found corrupted files but could not repair them. I tried this with and without explorer running. Can anyone give me a fix for this? Log file is included. Had to make it a word doc so it would meet size req.


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13 Jul 2012   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

did you try running sfc three times?
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13 Jul 2012   #3
cookingboi

windows 7 Home premium x32
 
 

Yes boohbah. Ran it three times and got the same error messages each time. I don't know how to read or even how to go through log files but I think the log file has all three runs in it.
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13 Jul 2012   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i have no experience with log files, so i shall flag up your issue with some other members,
personally i would have started this thread in the crashes and debugging forum
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13 Jul 2012   #5
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I recommend that you Repair Install Windows 7.

Steps 1-3 and 5-7 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 will help you get installation media, backup any important files (just in case), and obtain your license keys for software (just in case) and the Windows license key (you will need this key).
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13 Jul 2012   #6
cookingboi

windows 7 Home premium x32
 
 

writhziden: is there a way to fix it without doing the repair install? I really don't want to have to reinstall all of my anti-malwares, anti-viruses, and system "fixers." Also, is there a way to "replace" explorer? As in copying it to disk, closing the running one, and replacing it with a "fixed" copy? I remember vaguely being able to do that in XP when I got the W32 virus way back when. I just don't remember the dos code to do it.
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14 Jul 2012   #7
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

A repair install is the simplest method, but you can also attempt OPTION THREE of SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to manually replace the files that are corrupted. The success rate of that method is pretty low in my experience, which is why I generally just recommend the repair install since that will be required if manually replacing the files does not work.

After replacing the files manually, you should restart your computer and then run SFC /SCANNOW again to make sure it comes back with no integrity violations.
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14 Jul 2012   #8
cookingboi

windows 7 Home premium x32
 
 

Are you familliar with log files? If so, can you possibly help me to understand them so I can identify the corrupt files that need replacing? I have no experience with log files at all.. I don't know how to read them.
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14 Jul 2012   #9
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Your log file contains no information regarding the SFC /SCANNOW output...

Also, in the future, upload the CBS.LOG file after compressing (zipping) it.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker OPTION THREE gives information on how to output the relevant information to an sfcdetails.txt file and determine which files need replacing.

Here are the steps I usually give for SFC /SCANNOW:
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Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker up to three times to fix all errors with a restart in between each. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the first run comes back with no integrity violations. Use OPTION THREE of SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to provide us with the sfcdetails.txt file if errors occur.
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14 Jul 2012   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

cookingboi,
Read this tutorial on SFC carefully.

Attach the SFCDETAILS.TXT file in your next post.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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