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Windows 7: sfc /scannow faulty for sc.exe.mui?

30 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
sfc /scannow faulty for sc.exe.mui?

I did an

sfc /scannow

on my 64-bit Win 7 SP1 system, and it reported that it could not repair two files: sc.exe.mui and join.avi
that it complained were corrupted and the store was also corrupted.

So, I went to a genuine Microsoft Win 7 SP1 install disk and extracted these two files.

The thing is, the newly-extracted files appear to be bit-for-bit identical to the files that SFC says are corrupted. Is this a problem with SFC, or is something else going on here?

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30 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

After you extracted the files from the installation DVD did you rerun SFC /scannow ?
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30 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

The "corrupt" files are in several locations, and it seemed like a lot of work to change the permissions on all of those copies, so out of curiosity I did a binary file comparison between the "extracted from Microsoft DVD" file and the "corrupt" file, and they are identical. So there seemed to be no point in replacing all the "corrupt" files.

I did replace one copy of sc.exe.mui located in c:\windows\system32\en-US and re-ran SFC, and SFC says that the new copy is "corrupt" as well as all the other (identical) files.

By the way, my system is (mostly) working fine and SFC ran happily on all the other files in the system.
I was just running SFC because my winsock mysteriously stopped working and needed to be reset. There's no other evidence of a virus and multiple scans (aside from SFC) show no problems.
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30 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Where did you get your copy of Windows 7 Ultimate and by what means. You could have a damaged copy.
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30 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Download both of the programs below and drag the files from your Downloads folder to the desktop

FARBAR RECOVERY SCAN TOOL

64-Bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64
Right click on FRST64.exe and choose
When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
FRST will let you know when the scan is complete and has written the FRST.txt to file

Note   Note
The first time Farbar Recovery Scan Tool is run, it makes also another log Addition.txt

Please copy and paste both logs in your reply.(FRST.txt and Addition.txt)



Farbar Service Scanner

Click here FSS to DOWNLOAD

Right click on FSS.exe and choose
Place a check next to the following options
  • Internet Services
  • Windows Firewall
  • System Restore
  • Security Center
  • Windows Update
  • Windows Defender

Press: Scan


Note   Note
All three text files FRST.txt , Additional.txt , and FSS.txt will be located inside your flash drive
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30 Jun 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Layback Bear -

I pulled the replacement files from a Win 7 SP1 OEM System builder pack that I just bought from Amazon. It has every appearance of being genuine. Furthermore, it is not the DVD that I originally used to install my system (a non-SP1 install disk), so it seems unlikely that both my original install and this new, totally unrelated official Microsoft disc would both have the same "corrupt" version of the file.
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30 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Reply to VistaKing

I took a little while to convince myself that the programs you suggested were legit, but I looked into them and they were vouched for by sources I trust. I don't normally run programs from the internet as "administrator".

Attached are the results. Thanks for your help.

I'm removing the attachments now --- too much information.
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30 Jun 2013   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ironman3 View Post
Layback Bear -

I pulled the replacement files from a Win 7 SP1 OEM System builder pack that I just bought from Amazon. It has every appearance of being genuine. Furthermore, it is not the DVD that I originally used to install my system (a non-SP1 install disk), so it seems unlikely that both my original install and this new, totally unrelated official Microsoft disc would both have the same "corrupt" version of the file.
Sorry but I must of missed this information in your first post.
Have a nice day.
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30 Jun 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Open notepad. Inside notepad paste the following highlighted items


start
HKCU\...\Run: [EPSON Stylus Photo R220 Series] C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3\E_IATIAIA.EXE /FU "C:\Users\aas\AppData\Local\Temp\E_SF4A2.tmp" /EF "HKCU" [x] <===== ATTENTION
HKCU\...\Run: [epsonhome] C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3\E_IATIAIA.EXE /FU "C:\Windows\TEMP\E_S4F48.tmp" /EF "HKCU" [110 2011-11-05] () <===== ATTENTION
HKU\ellen\...\Run: [EPSON Stylus Photo R220 Series] C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3\E_IATIAIA.EXE /FU "C:\Users\aas\AppData\Local\Temp\E_SF4A2.tmp" /EF "HKCU" [x] <===== ATTENTION
HKU\ellen\...\Run: [googletalk] C:\Users\ellen\AppData\Roaming\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe /autostart [x]
Toolbar: HKCU - No Name - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - No File
Toolbar: HKCU - No Name - {9D425283-D487-4337-BAB6-AB8354A81457} - No File
Toolbar: HKCU - No Name - {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - No File
Handler-x32: gopher - {79eac9e4-baf9-11ce-8c82-00aa004ba90b} - No File
C:\Windows\Tasks\SA.DAT
C:\Windows\System32\perfh00A.dat
C:\Windows\System32\perfc00A.dat
end


Save the file as fixlist.txt to your desktop. Open up FRST64.exe once again and click on the Fix button. Once its done it will create a new file called Fixlog.txt . Upload that file


Download SystemLook

Click here to download . Save to your Desktop

Right click on SystemLook_x64.exe choose

Inside the Systemlook program paste the following



:filefind
sc.exe.mui
join.avi



Click on the Look button. Once completed upload the SystemLook.txt file
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30 Jun 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Reply to VistaKing, number 2

VistaKing -

I certainly appreciate all the time you must be spending on this.

The files
c:\tmp\sc.exe.mui
c:\tmp\join.avi
are the ones I extracted from the Microsoft install DVD.


Attached Files
File Type: txt Fixlog.txt (1.6 KB, 6 views)
File Type: txt SystemLook.txt (4.5 KB, 3 views)
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