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Windows 7: sfc /scannow run from Installation Disk

26 Jan 2014   #11
rickburton

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank You! I'll give it a go and post back. You guys are awesome for all the help.


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26 Jan 2014   #12
Robbie77

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 build 7601
 
 

Hi, I'm not as experienced as all of you, but, if that File is showing as corrupt is it not possible to simply delete it from thr Windows Folder--then run sfc /scannow and replace the file from the Installation disk?
I've just moved up to W7 and want to run sfc*** but I see no "run" option in the Start menu as in XP ( which made life easy) ---Is there no such option in W7?
Robbie
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26 Jan 2014   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yup, press the Windows logo key and "r" and it will bring up the run command, but you should start sfc /scannow from an Elevated cmd prompt. I don't think the SFC will grab it from a disk, it checks in the system's winsxs folder for good copies. If not there, it can't do a repair.
Before replacing the files, you can do this: Take Ownership Shortcut and Take Ownership will be available in the right-click menu of any file.

This may help, run the steps outlined in this tutorial, Option Two, and reboot the system:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
You may get this result:
Code:
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired
them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For
example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log
The system file repair changes will take effect after the next reboot.
Or a message that no integrity violations were found.
Or that Windows Resource Protection found errors it cannot repair.
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26 Jan 2014   #14
Robbie77

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 build 7601
 
 

Hi Brit,
Thanks for the help with the Keys. I tried the Command Prompt method--but hit a problem there---and see on these Forums that others have the same---My Command Prompt window shows C:\Users\Robert> ---when I type in the sfc /scannow --it tells me I must be logged in as Administrator.
I only have the Administrator Account...so it's obvious that is not being recognised somehow. When I go through Accessories>Command Prompt>, the Command prompt window shows C:\Users\Robert > and no Administrator.If I go Accessories >rt click "Run" > Properties > Advanced> the Window shows both properties greyed out ---"Run as Administrator" is unchecked and the "Run in separate memory space"(whatever that means) is checked --- How to "ungrey" those Advanced Properties options? Would that solve the problem by being able to check the Administrator box and uncheck the other?
I can run sfc /scannow if I rt click on Command prompt in Accessories and click on Run as Adminstrator, but that doesn't change the greyed out options!
Turning off User Acct Control > reboot, doesn't change anything either. What needs to be changed is the entry which comes up in the Command prompt Window. Is it a Registry error?
I have run the filechecker and got the "No integrity violations found" result---so happy about that!! I would like to resolve that "Greyed out" problem though.
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26 Jan 2014   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It's in the tutorial, Elevated Command Prompt

You can also type %windir%\system32\cmd.exe in the Start Search box and tap enter.
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26 Jan 2014   #16
Robbie77

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 build 7601
 
 

Brit--thanks for speedy response. In Command Prompt Properties, Shortcut tab--both Target and Start in entries are correct but the Command Prompt ALWAYS opens --in the Administrator: Command Prompt window-- with C:\Users\ my name and NOT with C:\Windows\System32>, which it should do. When I enter sfc /scannow --it runs, but no matter which method of Command Prompt entry I use I do not get C:\Windows\System32 in the CP Window ever. As I only have an Administrator Account it should not be necessary to open Cmd Prompt windows whenever I want to do something---otherwise there is no point to having an Admin Acct!
I get no requests for Login or Password --nothing.

Robbie
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26 Jan 2014   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Neither of the solution I posted will open the elevated cmd prompt?
Maybe you should tell me what it is you are wanting to do again, the cmd prompt isn't commonly used, but for chkdsk, sfc, diskpart, etc, it has to be.

Have a look at Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable the Note box explains some info about admin accounts, then you may try to enable the hidden one.
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26 Jan 2014   #18
Robbie77

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 build 7601
 
 

Brit--I don't know how, but--the problem has resolved!! I followed the tutorial--and a couple of others--somewhere between something happened and the Advanced Properties greyed out options are now active--checked the Run as Administrator box---problem solved ---don't get the message telling me I have to be Administrator / have Administrator rigfhts to run sfc filecheckerHowever, the Command Prompt window still does not open with C:\Windows\System32> ---still C:\Userss \Robbie>. Why is that?

Regards Robbie
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26 Jan 2014   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

dunno, did you try the link in my post #15?
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27 Jan 2014   #20
Robbie77

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 build 7601
 
 

Hi Brit---the answer is in your Post 17. Solved now--my Built-in Admin Acct was disabled - The Administrator Command Prompt now opens with correct ---C:\Windows\system32> entry.

Thanks for your help in solving this, Robbie
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