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Windows 7: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


09 Jan 2009   #339
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker


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06 Jun 2012   #340
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krash55918 View Post
I am following your instruction by going to start, all programs, accessories, right clicking command prompt and selecting "run as administrator". It takes me to a regular command prompt..C:\Users\Daniel>...according to your instructions...is should read...C:\Windows\system32...what am I doing wrong?
Hello Krash, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have UAC notifications turned on to default or above, did you get a UAC prompt after clicking on Run as administrator? If, not then it sounds like you may have clicked on Open by mistake instead of Run as administrator.

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07 Jun 2012   #341
sluice

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 SFC /Scannow

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I'm trying to run sfc /scannow to fix a problem, but I always get "Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service". I therefore have restarted from a Win 7 boot disk and selected Repair and the Command prompt option. I run del \windows\winsxs\pending.xml first and then sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows. I still get "Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service". What should I try next?
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07 Jun 2012   #342
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Sluice,

Double check to make sure that the Windows Modules Installer service is set to be enabled and Manual, then try to run SFC again to see if that may help.

Services - Start or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Jun 2012   #343
sluice

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 SFC/SCANNOW

Hi Shawn,
Windows Modules Installer service is enabled and Manual and not started. SFC/scannow still gives the same error.
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07 Jun 2012   #344
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sluice,

Try METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to help make sure that you have the correct drive letter while running SFC at boot to see if it will run this time around. This Windows drive is not always C at boot.

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
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07 Jun 2012   #345
krash55918

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
problem fixed

I was able to figure out what was going wrong...I had my security almost turned off,....thank you for all your help....krash
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07 Jun 2012   #346
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Krash. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2012   #347
sluice

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Win 7 SFC /Scannow

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Sluice,

Try METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to help make sure that you have the correct drive letter while running SFC at boot to see if it will run this time around. This Windows drive is not always C at boot.

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
My boot/Windows drives are both C:. My D: drive is data only and is a separate physical drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2012   #348
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It showed these drive letter at boot using the diskpart command with "list volume"?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2012   #349
sluice

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Thanks all for your suggestions. I have done a Repair Installed Windows 7 SP1 as per Repair Install to ensure that everything is updated and working correctly. I still can't do an sfc /scannow from a DOS prompt in Windows; the same reply comes back. I have checked that Windows Module Installer is Manual and Started.
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