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Windows 7: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

19 Sep 2019   #980
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
I've used sfc /scannow when I knew there were problems in the OS, and it never shows anything. Recently I downloaded some software that screwed up various system functions, but sfc found nothing wrong. I removed the software and used a System Restore, but this is always my experience with sfc. It's happened before.
Hello mate,

It just depends on what was affected by the software. It's not uncommon for software to break something without affecting system files.

SFC will only check for corrupted or modified system files, and then attempt to repair them by replacing them with an original copy from the component store if it's not also corrupted.


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19 Sep 2019   #981
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

It was a screensaver, and although my A-V reported nothing, it screwed with my OS, and I developed 4 or 5 problems. Aren't corrupted files what causes bugs?
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19 Sep 2019   #982
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Aren't corrupted files what causes bugs?
Not always. It could be changes to settings, or just something the software is doing.
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