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Windows 7: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


09 Jan 2009   #389
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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24 Dec 2012   #390
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No worries. It's not going to damage your system. The SFC scan is designed to try and repair any corrupted or modified system files it finds back to a default state.

System files are not settings, so unless you used a program like Resource Hacker to modify a system file, then you have nothing to worry about.

If you like, you could create a restore point before running the SFC scan. This way if it undoes anything you don't want undone, you could do a system restore using the restore point to undo what the SFC scan did.

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24 Dec 2012   #391
Debra1533

Win 7 32
 
 

thanks SO MUCH just the info I needed. In much appreciation and Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukah! Debra1533
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24 Dec 2012   #392
Debra1533

Win 7 32
 
 

My SFC scan came out clean. Since this was done as a result of recent crashes; I was a bit worried about logging out then in to create this same scan to the boot bios. Is this recommended for someone who's having crashes? If you read earlier there's no problems from CCleaner, Malwarebites and Vipre. Thanks Debra1533
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25 Dec 2012   #393
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Debra.

I hope you have a Happy Holidays as well. Thank you.

Since this is involving your computer crashing, you should see the link below, then post the needed information in the Crashes and Debugging forum area. We'll be happy to see what we can do to help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
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25 Dec 2012   #394
djbillyd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

What when you get the reply "Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service"?
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25 Dec 2012   #395
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Billy,

Check to see if using the yellow TIP box at the top of the tutorial may be able to help with this error.
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26 Dec 2012   #396
djbillyd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

It was useless for this. After I ran the scan, and got that message, I also did a "FixNCR" on it and it just cleaned up it's act. I hate it when it does that! Now, I'll just sit around looking and waiting for it to do something again! Sux...
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26 Dec 2012   #397
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hopefully it won't get another error again.
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27 Dec 2012   #398
djbillyd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hopefully...

Thanks for your help. I get a lot of experience in a lot of other areas.
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28 Dec 2012   #399
djbillyd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I think it probably will. I am one who expect quirps. I just hope I can learn to resolve the problems. That's what makes it fun for me!
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