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Windows 7: SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot


23 Jan 2011   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

How to Check / Repair the Windows System Files from a Command Prompt at Boot

This shows how to start the PC and open a command prompt at boot so the Windows system files can be checked and repaired if possible, if the PC will not start...


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26 Jan 2011   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thank you Stalker!


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21 Mar 2011   #11
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Oh very nice BFK! I didn't even realise a SFC could be run that way - very handy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Mar 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thanks and you're welcome mate.
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21 Mar 2011   #13
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thank you for a great tutorial BFK ... thats a very handy thing to learn

Ciara ... X
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21 Mar 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

My pleasure Ciara, I'm glad it's useful.
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03 Sep 2011   #15
MrDub

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi !
I'm trying the first method but I'm having a hard time getting to the installation part. I went in BIOS and i set my CD/DVD drive first in the list then inserted the Operating System (Windows 7) disk in the drive before pressing exit. It then restarted my computer and after 30 seconds or so, i still got to the Startup repair window. I don't know if that's normal but I'm not seeing the picture you posted for installation. It's like if the installation doesn't start. I will be eternally thankful if you put me on the right tracks. Thank you MrDub

P.S: I tried 65 startup repairs, a couple of restores at different dates, safe mode doesn't work (pretty much everything doesn't) and I tried for 5 days straight things in cmd (chkdsk or stuff like that). And by the way, sorry for my bad english, I'm french.
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03 Sep 2011   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello MrDub, welcome to Seven Forums!


If you are not getting a prompt like in the snip below you're not booting to the CD/DVD correctly, have a look at this tutorial linked below to make sure.
How To Change the Drive Boot Priority in BIOS

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2011   #17
MrDub

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you BFK for taking your time to help me out !
I noticed I only have a reinstallation DVD and I don't know if it matters. I tried several time to follow the tutorial in the link you sent me but it seems I can't get to that screen. I checked and CD/DVD drive is still first in the list. One other thing I remarked is that the screen after the manufacturer logo (Dell, in my case), the blinking white bar stays up longer than usual so I guess the computer is able to read the DVD but not able to launch it. Thank you. MrDub
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03 Sep 2011   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at this tutorial linked below to see if the PC will boot using this disk.


How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc

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03 Sep 2011   #19
MrDub

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you again for being so quick to reply ! On that link, it specifies we need a Windows 7 computer to be able to create the repair disk and I'm running on a windows XP. Is there another way to create a repair CD/DVD without needing Windows 7? Thank you MrDub
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