W7 will not allow me to run SFC even though I am the Administrator?


  1. Posts : 588
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #1

    W7 will not allow me to run SFC even though I am the Administrator?


    Tried many times.

    Same result.

    Seems like a simple problem but I'm stuck.

    Can you help me?
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  2. Posts : 630
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (dual boot)
       #2

    After you select the Command Prompt window to run as Administrator and then you type in
    sfc /scannow

    and then you press the Enter key, what happens?
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  3. Posts : 588
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thia is it!


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  4. Posts : 630
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (dual boot)
       #4

    The correct command is
    sfc /scannow

    You have a single space on BOTH sides of the slash.
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  5. Posts : 588
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Corrected


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  6. Posts : 630
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (dual boot)
       #6

    I have never encountered that issue, so someone else here will need to help you.
    Good luck.
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  7. Posts : 556
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #7

    Mike Lynch said:
    W7 will not allow me to run SFC even though I am the Administrator?-capture-sfc.png

    The answer is very simple. Just because you are signed in as an administrator doesn't mean everything you run is running as an administrator. Your Command Prompt isn't, for a start. you need to specifically choose to run Command as an administrator. You will know you have because it will say Administrator in the title bar.

    See this tutorial: Elevated Command Prompt

    Only in an admin command prompt can you run sfc /scannow. Here the top one is a standard command prompt, the bottom one has been run as an administrator, it's the only one that SFC can run in.

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  8. Posts : 588
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
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       #8

    Worked fine. Thank you for your help.


    Mike
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