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Windows 7: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


09 Jan 2009   #29
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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28 Jan 2010   #30
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Does anyone know if sfc /scannow asks for an install DVD and all I have is an OEM recovery partition and recovery disks I made......will that work?

I have install disks (OEM) from other installs, would those work since they have the system files?

Thnaks


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28 Jan 2010   #31
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hi Nate,

No, SFC does not ask for the installation disc anymore in Vista or Windows 7. Everything needed is included inside the OS when installed now.
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29 Jan 2010   #32
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks Brink, That's good to know.
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29 Jan 2010   #33
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Nate.
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02 Feb 2010   #34
DarkPhoenix

Windows 7
 
 

Brink,

You say you have to run it from an elevated command prompt and cannot use the Run box.. well... I didn't know that.. apparently My PC doesn't know that either.. I am running it now from the box in the start menu that says "Search for Programs and Files".. It is working just like running it from an XP run box.

It's not finished yet, and I didn't tell it to save a log file so I do not know if it's really going to find fix and replace files..

To me, this silly "Search for Programs and Files" box, seems to double as a Run box for most things you are used to doing with a Run box.
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02 Feb 2010   #35
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello DarkPhoenix,

Strange, it will not run the command from my RUN box. Not even with a elevated RUN box using this shortcut.
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03 Feb 2010   #36
DarkPhoenix

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello DarkPhoenix,

Strange, it will not run the command from my RUN box. Not even with a elevated RUN box using this shortcut.
To make it work all I do is copy and paste this into the box:" sfc /scannow " (without the quotes of course) and hit the Enter key. I don't even wait for it to "search " anything. I just checked it again and it still works. It will work if I type it manually too.

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1.7600 (Windows 7 RTM) 64 bit.

It may be something different in our versions?
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03 Feb 2010   #37
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Same version, build, and edition I have. Are you logged into the built-in Administrator account by chance?
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03 Feb 2010   #38
bgbdbill67

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote:
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowminx69 "would it be a bad Idea to make a task to run this each night? not sure if it would be a good Idea or not". Hit me back
The /scanboot command scans all protected system files every time that you start your computer. This command requires access to the Windows installation source files.
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04 Feb 2010   #39
randyd59

windows 7
 
 
works for me

Thanks again, I've done this before and lost the text. Real organized here talk later
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