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Windows 7: sfc /scannow finding corrupt files but can't repair them

11 Jul 2015   #11
optiplex gx520

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit,Chromium OS, windows server 2008 32bit

do clean install

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11 Jul 2015   #12

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64

My copies of Windows 7 x32 & x64 ARE TOTALLY LEGIT, and were downloaded from Digital River website, which (was) the official Microsoft website, before Microsoft discontinued site. Only deleted ei.cfg file to unlock all versions (all in one). I use them quite regularly to repair install or more often, to obtain files for replacement. If you do install or repair install the options for basic, home premium, & ultimate are now available (you can only install or repair install with the same version as the one currently on computer. Microsoft now makes you jump through multiple hoops to obtain a copy from them. It's 2:20 pm here in Michigan, I should be home around 5:00 pm or so, will provide you with link. You can download is you so choose!!!
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11 Jul 2015   #13


Okey. I've downloaded it and installed it. Here are the files you asked for.

Attached Files
File Type: rar CheckSUR.rar (522 Bytes, 4 views)
File Type: rar CheckSUR.persist.rar (538 Bytes, 2 views)
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11 Jul 2015   #14


Okey, i've downloaded it and installed it. Here are the things you asked for:

Attached Files
File Type: rar CheckSUR.rar (522 Bytes, 6 views)
File Type: rar CheckSUR.persist.rar (538 Bytes, 2 views)
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11 Jul 2015   #15

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

CheckSUR found and fixed one error :)

I'll see what I can do with the errors from the SFC scan and post a fix later.
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11 Jul 2015   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

I've uploaded a file - - to my OneDrive at Noel'sOneDrive

Please download and save it.
Right-click on the saved file and select Extract all...

Change the target to C:\ and click on Extract

Close all windows (it would be a good idea to print these instructions!)

Now reboot to the Repair Environment - as soon as the machine restarts, start tapping F8 - this should bring up the Advanced Boot Menu, at the top of which should be the option 'Repair my Computer'

Pick that

You'll have to log in with your username and password.

Pick the option to use a Command Prompt

At the prompt type

DIR C:\skcaa

hit the enter key- if you get a 'Not Found' error try

DIR D:\skcaa


DIR E:\skcaa

The drive letter in use when you find the folder will need to be substituted (for<drive>) into the following command...

XCOPY <drive>:\hznaa <drive>:\windows\winsxs /y /i /s /v /h

(e.g. XCOPY P:\wfire P:\windows\winsxs /y /i /s /v /h )

run the command (it should take almost no time) and when the prompt returns, type


and hit the Enter key to exit Command Prompt - reboot to Normal Mode Windows.

Now run SFC /SCANNOW in an Elevated Command Prompt

then reboot and upload the new CBS.log file to your reply
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12 Jul 2015   #17


Hmmm, I tryed what you said, but it couldn't find the folder "skcaa" . I tryed it 4 times.
1st - downloaded it, extracted it in "C:\" , restarted the comp, went in the Repair Environment, Command Prompt and searched for it in all 6 dir that i have (C, D, E, F, G and H) , but it couldn't find it.
2nd - I renamed the file "skcaa" to "fix" and did the same thing like the 1st time, but no results.
3rd - I went back to the One Drive link u gave me, downloaded it again, and did the same think like the 1st time, still no results.
4th - I renamed it again ("skcaa" to "fix), searched every dir, but still nothing.
Soo I decided to skip this step and go directly on the "SFC /Scannow" in cmd, but there appeard a new problem... the scan stopped on 61% saying "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation."
I'm starting to think that this OS has a lot of critical errors...can't preform "sfc scan" , had antivirus install problems(I resolved that issue) , can't update to SP1(I have all updates) neither from Windows Update, nor manualy from the file I've downloaded from Microsoft, tried to update to Windows 10, it couldn't do that either, getting bsod(rarely now) , all that and i have a legal serial code inserted...
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12 Jul 2015   #18

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

In normal WIndows, open an Elevated Command Prompt, and run the following command...

DIR C:\skcaa

Does that produce the expected folder listing?

Here are some instructions to make lifeeasier :)

1) To open anElevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs,Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run asAdministrator. Accept the UAC prompt.

2) To run thecommands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on thehighlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at topleft – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the lastcommand, so hit the Enter Key once.

3) To copy theresults... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit...'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to pasteit into your response.
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12 Jul 2015   #19


Okey, for that much i know my self, but thanks anyway.

Here you go:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>DIR C:\skcaa
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 207C-63F2

Directory of C:\skcaa

07/11/2015 10:42 PM <DIR> .
07/11/2015 10:42 PM <DIR> ..
07/11/2015 10:42 PM <DIR> amd64_microsoft-windows-hlink_31bf3856ad3
07/11/2015 10:42 PM <DIR> amd64_microsoft-windows-i..l-keyboard-000
07/11/2015 10:42 PM <DIR> amd64_microsoft-windows-i..l-keyboard-000
07/11/2015 10:42 PM <DIR> amd64_microsoft-windows-m..factory-safeha
07/11/2015 10:42 PM <DIR> amd64_microsoft-windows-s..icsprovider-li
07/11/2015 10:42 PM <DIR> amd64_microsoft-windows-s..l-soundthemes-
07/11/2015 10:42 PM <DIR> amd64_microsoft-windows-security-spp-ux_3
07/11/2015 10:42 PM <DIR> amd64_microsoft-windows-shell-soundthemes
07/11/2015 10:42 PM <DIR> msil_ehividctl_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.
07/11/2015 10:42 PM <DIR> wow64_microsoft-windows-s..csengine-nativ
07/11/2015 10:42 PM <DIR> x86_microsoft-windows-s..ropertiesprotect
0 File(s) 0 bytes
13 Dir(s) 61,703,655,424 bytes free

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12 Jul 2015   #20

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

So - the files are definitely in the right place.

How many drives are there on this machine? (and how many partitions?)
Please post a screen cap of the Disk Management showing all the HD details.
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