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Windows 7: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


09 Jan 2009   #49
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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15 Sep 2010   #50
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Well, if you develop issues from the corrupted files, you could:
Thanks, Brink. After extensive testing, I gave the laptop back to its owner (a neighbor). It ran great and seemed to have no issues. He'll let me know if there are. You likely know this, but I recently learned that just because SFC questions the integrity of some changed files doesn't mean they are 'corrupt'. Running SFC/scannow on one of my Windows 7 machines (ult 64) resulted in breaking WM (from Vista), which was a minor hack, but not 'corrupt'. SR restored my back to it.

I suppose I'm going to have to find time soon to hunt for an email program I like as much as the old (non-live) WM.

Thanks for your response and the pointers.

James


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15 Sep 2010   #51
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome James.

Yeah, any change to the file other than default will have it considered to be corrupted.

You can use the tutorial below to use Windows Mail in Windows 7 if you like.

Windows Mail
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21 Sep 2010   #52
salimtek

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Brink for this thread. I was able to solve an error message with it.
I had a problem with a missed dll : msvcp60.dll and the sfc/ scannow command fixed it among other corrupted dll.
Again thank you
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21 Sep 2010   #53
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Salimtek, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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21 Oct 2010   #54
highmeadowhiker

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
I tried it. No TXT file created, it seems.

As best I could, I followed the steps. The command line findstr seemed to tke a very long time. a file search locates no txt file in the recent past. Got a zero length sfcdetails file with no suffix.

The pseudoDOS screen apparently wraps OK; note the spelling of some responses to commands.

Where do I go from here?


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File Type: pdf sfc screenshot 2.pdf (767.9 KB, 138 views)
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21 Oct 2010   #55
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Highmeadowhiker,

I noticed that in your sfc screenshot.pdf file that you had made mistakes the first time you ran the command below giving you the 0 byte sfcdetails file shown in your other sfc screenshot2.pdf file. However, you did enter the command correctly at the end in your sfc screenshot.pdf file. If you pressed enter for it, do you have a sfcdetails.txt "text file" on your desktop now? If not, then delete the 0 byte sfcdetails file, and try the command below again.

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt
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13 Nov 2010   #56
goguta

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

THX. I'm doing now sfc/scannow. Hope for the best!
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20 Dec 2010   #57
njnitehawk

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
a question on scf /scannow

is this the program to check for bad sectors on your hard drive?
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20 Dec 2010   #58
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

SFC checks for missing/corrupt system files and attempts to repair/replace them. For bad sectors you'd want chkdsk.

Disk Check
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20 Dec 2010   #59
njnitehawk

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
disk check

is chkdsk run in the c prompt as well
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