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Windows 7: sfc /scannow frozen.

01 Jun 2009   #1
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
sfc /scannow frozen.

Sigh.

Anybody know what to do if sfc / scannow freezes in the middle of running? Mine stalled at verification 87% complete... stuck for an hour now.

Thanks!


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01 Jun 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Stevieray,

You can just restart the computer. If have any problems with Windows 7 running properly afterwards, then you can do a repair install.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Jun 2009   #3
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks Brink. I was worried that stopping in the middle would cause problems, but it worked like a charm.

Thanks!
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01 Jun 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. You might run a disk check to see if it may find any disk corruption that may have caused the hang up though.
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02 Jun 2009   #5
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Good idea. That's one of the few tests I haven't run this past week. I assume I should exit all other programs before I run it... so catch y'all later!

If I'm not back in an hour, send a search party!
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02 Jun 2009   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, ok. I'll fly over with the ship and beam you back.
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02 Jun 2009   #7
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Wow! That was fast!

I ran the full scan, fix, recover option... came back with "This disk is clean". It would take a half an hour to run the same on my ancient Dell with xp pro... even though the hd was only 20 Gb! Now it whipped through 500 in 20 seconds!

Zoom zoom.
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02 Jun 2009   #8
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
Good idea. That's one of the few tests I haven't run this past week. I assume I should exit all other programs before I run it... so catch y'all later!

If I'm not back in an hour, send a search party!
I'll just send a Bing party. LOL.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
Wow! That was fast!

I ran the full scan, fix, recover option... came back with "This disk is clean". It would take a half an hour to run the same on my ancient Dell with xp pro... even though the hd was only 20 Gb! Now it whipped through 500 in 20 seconds!

Zoom zoom.
Disk Check? There is no way a full scan completed in 20 seconds.
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02 Jun 2009   #9
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Disk Check? There is no way a full scan completed in 20 seconds.
#@*&^$!

You're right. I just ran it again. The good news is it still came up clean. The bad news is it took 45 minutes this time.

Yesterday, the first three steps took twenty seconds to run; steps 4 and 5 flashed by too quickly to read. Today, the first three steps ran the same as yesterday, but steps four and five crawled.

I ran the two tests the same way... after all, they are only disk checks. They are not complex to run.

I'll add another quirk to the long list of problems that appeared in the past week. Win 7 went from spotless to a buggy mess on May 25th... a few minutes after installing the two MS "test" updates. It hasn't been the same since then.
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02 Jun 2009   #10
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
#@*&^$!

You're right. I just ran it again. The good news is it still came up clean. The bad news is it took 45 minutes this time.

Yesterday, the first three steps took twenty seconds to run; steps 4 and 5 flashed by too quickly to read. Today, the first three steps ran the same as yesterday, but steps four and five crawled.

I ran the two tests the same way... after all, they are only disk checks. They are not complex to run.

I'll add another quirk to the long list of problems that appeared in the past week. Win 7 went from spotless to a buggy mess on May 25th... a few minutes after installing the two MS "test" updates. It hasn't been the same since then.
Those times sound right. So you didn't do a disk check at reboot?
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