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#1 rweil

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 10:57 AM

I want to check system files using SFC. Roughly, how long should I expect /scannow to run? Does it make a log? Does it require the current msi.dll? I just shut it down after 9 hours with no indication of success or failure. Thanks for your help.
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 02:21 AM

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If you run SFC scan and no notification comes up, there were no problems.

The time the scan itself takes about depends on the system, SFC on my computer takes about 45 minutes.

No, i pretty sure it doesn't need the current msi.dll
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 07:12 AM

The easiest way to check the results of SFC.EXE is to use Event Viewer (Start...Run...type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter). It'll be located in the System sub-category.
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 07:41 AM

You asked about msi.dll but did not really indicate why. Here is an aticle about the msi.dll (Windows Installer)
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 08:51 AM

Thanks to all of you for all the info. There is nothing in the event viewer except the fact that I shut down SFC, so I guess it didn't find anything in the first 9 hours. The progress bar showed about 3/4 complete. This is the latest battle in a long war. My computer has been slow since Microsoft's May security update. BC has rulled out malware. To explain the whole problem, I should start a new topic with a different title.
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 06:09 AM

If this is a long-standing problem and malware has been ruled out - I'd have to suggest a repair install of XP. Although it's a PITA (lot's of Windows Updates to install afterwards), it'll be the easiest way to see if there's an issue with your Windows installation. Here's a guide on it: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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