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Windows 7: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

19 Jan 2012   #280
Carol A

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi Brink:
I have been on all sorts of forums trying to find an answer. I have tried to do the scannow, but it says there is a system repair running. It will re-boot but then go right back to that page. Can't extract files from the original Windows disk, since I can't access anything but the system repair - I am on another computer now. No safe mode, nothing! At wit's end!


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19 Jan 2012   #281
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I'm trying to open the CBS log that was created and it keeps telling me 'Access Denied' but the file is 16.2mb so it obviously has something inside it.
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19 Jan 2012   #282
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carol A View Post
Hi Brink:
I have been on all sorts of forums trying to find an answer. I have tried to do the scannow, but it says there is a system repair running. It will re-boot but then go right back to that page. Can't extract files from the original Windows disk, since I can't access anything but the system repair - I am on another computer now. No safe mode, nothing! At wit's end!

Hello Carol, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to run a sfc /scannow command in a command prompt at boot.

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Jan 2012   #283
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jloc View Post
I'm trying to open the CBS log that was created and it keeps telling me 'Access Denied' but the file is 16.2mb so it obviously has something inside it.
Hello James,

You should be able to use OPTION THREE in this tutorial to create a sfcdetail.txt file that will only have the SFC scan results for this.
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19 Jan 2012   #284
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jloc View Post
I'm trying to open the CBS log that was created and it keeps telling me 'Access Denied' but the file is 16.2mb so it obviously has something inside it.
Hello James,

You should be able to use OPTION THREE in this tutorial to create a sfcdetail.txt file that will only have the SFC scan results for this.
Thanks, I really need to start reading the whole thread before replying
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19 Jan 2012   #285
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL
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19 Jan 2012   #286
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
LOL


It 'repaired' explorer.exe when the only thing it actually did was remove my custom start button
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19 Jan 2012   #287
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That would be correct. A sfc /scannow command will attempt to repair and replace corrupted or modified system files with a clean default one.
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19 Jan 2012   #288
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
That would be correct. A sfc /scannow command will attempt to repair and replace corrupted or modified system files with a clean default one.
There wasn't anything else corrupted as i've just done a clean install of Windows 7

Edit: 150 posts!
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19 Jan 2012   #289
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

...but it was "modified" (custom start button), thus repaired by restoring the file to default.
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