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How does the SFC handle an OS that has been service pack patched. Example: cd is XP sp0 and system is now on xp SP3?
I was working on my computer one day, took a break and came back. My background was all that was on my desktop. I thought I could find the problem by using SFC but have never used it before. When I entered the command what I got was an instant entry of c:\Documents and settings\administrator> and a blinking cursor.
What does this mean? I am assuming I have some registry error but how do I find out exactly what it is and how to correct it?
I tried this to try to resolve a USB issue, but when it asks for a CD, there is no way to put in a system path. Therefore I can not continue as the CD that came with my Computer doesn't work either.
"You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the windows file checker utility" ok so HOW do I change this so I can run an SFC scan and fix my bad images? please help
This happens if you are running Windows 7. It's the User Account Control protecting you computer against unauthorized access.
To get around this click on the Start Button, select All Programs, scroll to the Accessories folder, then right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
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You didn't explain how to run SFC from a command prompt but Heidi did in her comment.
I ran an sfc /scannow twice after copying i386 folder to my C: drive to check for errors, and both times it's filled up my HD up to 2G worth of space. Is there a way to delete this built-up cache of files? Thanks, Leo!
When system file checker runs and everything is ok does it return a report?
My videos downloaded from a hand held Flip/ Cisco camcorder got corrupted...I system restord to week ago+they play only if I open menu on the file+scroll to "Play on my Acerx193w"...double left click on file will default to first one played by double left click. Help?
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