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#1 DaChew


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Posted 15 April 2008 - 07:47 PM

John does sfc/ scannow work from the recovery console or does another command take it's place?

Edited by DaChew, 15 April 2008 - 07:47 PM.


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Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:20 PM

Hi DaChew,

No it doesn't work.

A list of commands available in recovery console: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/r_c_cmds.htm

You may use Chkdsk but it is not for checking the system files: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/r_c_cmds.htm#Chkdsk

So you first should be able to boot into Windows and then from there run the sfc /scannow.

Good luck!

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 09:32 PM

There is no equivalent to sfc from the recovery console. SFC relies on the windows file protection system, which is not loaded as part of the console.

You have to already know about the busted file, and then you can do "COPY <NAMEOFFILE>"

COPY from the recovery console will automatically uncompress the file from the windows CD, replace the copy of the file.

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