Hey, I'm having a bit of a problem with my internet and I belive it's being caused by the tcpip.sys file so I'm trying to replace it with a proper copy, I belive the damage was done by a virus and unfortunately I think the virus also damaged the version stored in %windir%\winsxs\Backup (who's Microsoft kidding, file permissions aren't gonna keep malware out), I tried using "sfc /purgecache" in an elevated CMD but for some reason it gave me the help display as if I didn't enter it properly and the list of commands in the help didn't include the purgecache command. Now I'm thinking mabey the command doesn't exist for Vista (knowing microsoft this is very possible
) but several websites seemed to imply that it does. Perhaps my SFC.exe is also modified?
Can anyone tell me if the "/purgecache" command is supposed to work in vista? If so, where can I find a replacement for SFC.exe to get it to work? If not, what's another way I can get SFC to use the windows DVD instead of the corrupted cache?
I should mention that I'm using Home Basic SP2 and I think the virus might still be in the system (I've tried a million times to remove it myself and have even asked for help removing it in the malware removal forums here only to have the helper give up after about a month)
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