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#1 missmuffit47

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 08:44 AM

When I try to run a search it never finishes, just goes on, and on, and on, last attempt was 2 hours in when I had to close it down, story was same yesterday will not finish the search scan.


Can anyone advise me please? :thumbsup:

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:51 AM

Have you tried running sfc /scannow to replace possible damaged/missing system files?

LEARN how to use SFC.EXE (system file checker) in this article! - http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:50 AM

Thanks hamluis
I tried sfc /scannow after reading your reply, a black window flashed on screen for a moment and was gone, I did that twice same thing happend.
Do you know why this happened, or a website where I can get help?

I had run chkdsk (dont know if that would help) but it found nothing.
Thanks

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:16 AM

Yes, I do :flowers:.

When you type Start/Run and enter sfc /scannow, that window appears momentarily. That's just the command window opening and closing to execute the command.

At the same time, a window opens on the Task Bar, orange in color, headed Windows File Protection. If you just click on it, follow instructions, all will be well.

I think this threw me the first time I ran sfc /scannow :thumbsup:.

And...when you run chkdsk without any additional symbols, all it does is run in read mode. You have to run either chkdsk /r or chkdsk /f to get anything repaired. The chkdsk /r command also includes the chkdsk /f functions.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:21 AM

Thanks Louis
I get no window in task bar , nothing at all.
I did notice when I ran chkdsk, it said it was read only. If i run chkdsk /f will that help me?
Sorry if I seem stupid , but Im a novice with PC's

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:52 AM

yes that will help
and after you do
chkdsk /f it will ask if you want to do it on restart say yes then restart your computer

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 04:21 PM

If you were to wait, lets say, 4 hours? Do you think it may finish the search. I was thinking you might have to many files on your Hard Drive :thumbsup: .




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