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SFC / Scannow not working


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#1 BNDAZ

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:18 PM

Xp Home edition SP3
just trying to diagnose a few issues, ran sfc / scannow to check system files and all that happens is a little black dos windows appears for just a second then dissappears.
i dont see any other dialogue an thoughts on how to proceed?

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:44 PM

Start/Run...type command...then type sfc /scannow and hit Enter.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:55 PM

If that doesn't work do a repair installation. It accomplishes the same thing but is a little more complicated:
Boot to the XP CD and choose the SECOND repair option, allowing XP to install on top of itself. After completion you'll need to go to Windows Update and download & install all updates (except for hardware & driver related updates, which should never be downloaded from Windows Update - only from the OEM websites). Here is a clear tutorial on how to perform a repair install:http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/138-how-to-repair-windows-xp/


Edited by Allan, 02 June 2011 - 01:55 PM.


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Posted 02 June 2011 - 02:38 PM

must have been the spacing, i think i had and extra space after the /.
sfc /scannow worked.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 02:39 PM

Glad you resolved it, happy computing :).

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