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Any SFC Problems to be aware of?


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#1 SF_Bev

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:19 AM

My partner's computer is slow. When I ran SFC /scannow, it found some problems. I did not have it fix anything, because I'm worried that if SFC replaces a file with the original from the CD, whereas now we have XP SP3 installed, it might cause additional problems (I read somewhere of at least one person reporting that problem). Do I need to worry about that?

Thanks in advance for your help ...

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:23 AM

Any issues found by "sfc" should be fixed.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:27 AM

Don't worry, go ahead and continue your SFC /scannow, won't break anything!!

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 12:40 PM

What Broni said :).

It's not SFC that causes the problems that some report...it's their failure to understand that SFC should be run with a disk reflecting either the same SPs (or more recent) and O/S as are currently installed on the system...just as a repair install effort should be.

If I have a system with SP3 installed, I use a disk with SP3 installed to obtain files. If I only have SP2 or SP1 installed on the system...I can use a disk reflecting SP3 or SP2 for sure, but not SP1 or no SP2.

You may want to read, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43051.html .

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Worst case...if sfc /scannow installs an older file...that should be overcome easily by just reinstalling the latest SP (SP3), IMO.

Edited by hamluis, 12 June 2011 - 12:42 PM.


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Posted 12 June 2011 - 01:05 PM

Thanks for your VERY QUICK response. So now -- of course -- other problems have cropped up:

1) I noticed has the \Windows\System32\DLLCache is missing from her computer, and
2) So SFC /SCANNOW asks for the Windows XP Home Edition CD, but what I have is the Dell Software Restoration CDs and it doesn't like that.

Note that my system was bought at the same time. They are both Dell Dimension 4600's though hers has an NVIDIA Video card while mine was more vanilla. Can I copy my DLLCACHE to her system? Is there another workaround?

Again, thanks in advance for any help ...

Bev
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 01:09 PM

Unfortunately, if "sfc" ask for a CD, Restoration CD won't do.
You'll need Windows XP CD (borrowed one will do).

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 01:14 PM

Thanks.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 01:16 PM

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 01:22 PM

Are you sure the DLLCACHE is missing.

It will not show if you have selected 'Do not show hidden files and folders' in Folder Options.




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