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Windows 7: SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

15 Dec 2014   #60
dbseven

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Brink:
Sorry, can't say EXACTLY when it happened, I only recall I installed VMTools and (VMWare Accessory) and I lost my DVD.

I think I have two options:
1 do an offline fix- Boot from USB, go to Command Prompt and find my Boot Hard Drive

I think it's: sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=f:\windows


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15 Dec 2014   #61
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes, you could try Method Two in this tutorial to run SFC at boot to hopefully repair the system files.
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17 Dec 2014   #62
dbseven

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Brink:
Wish I had a program to read a folder with extracted Winsxs Manifest files and folders to replace the bad or missing ones seen in sfcdetails.txt. I ran SFC offline and it sttill says I have errors.

Q: Since I have USB with a Win7Pro x64 with a compressed install.wim file, can I path sfc to read and copy the files if uncompressed from a folder?
Thanks, dbseven


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17 Dec 2014   #63
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

As a test, does your DVD work properly after uninstalling VMWare and VMTools?
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05 Jan 2015   #64
Gooner1066

windows 8 and 7
 
 
Many thanks

I tried so many different ways to fix my PC, but no success. This worked perfectly for me! Thanks alots!
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26 Jan 2015   #65
UKKorby

Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 
Tried this step but no cigar

Hi, I'm really sorry about posting on this old thread however I assumed it may be my best bet for some help, so please do not be too harsh on me.

I have tried these steps (booting from CD/DVD) thus managed to get into Command Prompt however I could not help but notice that

  • My Command Prompt version was different (maybe it's because I'm using Vista Ultimate x64)
  • At the start of my command it stated "X:\sources>" rather then "X:\windows\system32>
This is the command I used whilst in boot mode from my CD/DVD

"X:\sources>sfc /scannow /offbootdir=d:\ /offwindir=d:\windows"

When I pressed Enter I got a message on the screen that mentioned that the windows repair service won't start


Any help surrounding this will be highly appreciated.

Kind regards

Peter
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26 Jan 2015   #66
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Korby, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yep, you'll need to use a Windows 7 installation DVD/USB instead.
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27 Jan 2015   #67
UKKorby

Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Understood Brink, I've been trying to obtain a legal copy of Windows 7 for quite some time now although no such luck I'm afraid due to other more pressing household bills. I'll certainly return to these forums when I've managed to obtain a copy of Windows 7.

Your reply is highly appreciated.

Kind Regards

Pete
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27 Jan 2015   #68
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Pete,

You can get a copy directly from Microsoft at the link below.

Microsoft Software Recovery
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27 Jan 2015   #69
UKKorby

Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I do not think this will work for me as I only have a legal copy of Windows Ultimate, not Windows 7.
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