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Windows 7: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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 Win7 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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Sep 2010   #51

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

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

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Sep 2010   #53

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

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

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.pdf (760.7 KB, 616 views)
File Type: pdf sfc screenshot 2.pdf (767.9 KB, 310 views)
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21 Oct 2010   #55

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2010   #56

Windows 7 ultimate 32

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

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
a question on scf /scannow

is this the program to check for bad sectors on your hard drive?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2010   #58

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


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

Disk Check
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2010   #59

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
disk check

is chkdsk run in the c prompt as well
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