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XP Pro SP3 SFC /scannow question


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#1 Whoops again

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 09:57 AM

Hello all, Great site, thanks.

I recently had a virus, I was able to rid the machine of the virus, but internet was unable to connect. After trying everything I knew, which wasn't much, lol, I ran sfc /scannow. It prompted me for my XP installation disk. I put it in, and the scan continued til completion. After a reboot, all was good. Internet works etc. However, when I try to run programs, I get errors like DirectX has encountered problems. I guess my question is how did this sfc affect my system, and what do I need to do/install/run etc. to restore the functionality of the programs?

Thanks in advance for your help!!

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#2 rotor123

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:16 PM

SFC = System File Checker when used as you used it checks all the Windows Operating System files for corrupt, Missing or changed files. One by One, If it finds a file that is missing or changed or corrupt it may ask for the CD if it isn't already on the hard drive.

I suspect that the virus has caused some damage or you may not have removed all of them.

Why not go here and have that checked:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum103.html

Read here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic41987.html

And you might want to put this link to your opening message here in your post.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic435344.html/page__view__findpost__p__2530098

Good Luck
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Edited by rotor123, 30 December 2011 - 01:23 PM.

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#3 Whoops again

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:55 PM

Thank you, I will try to be more descriptive in future posts. Does this "SFC /scannow" leave a log file somewhere to see what, if any changes/replacements were made? If so, where might I find it? When I get home this evening, I will update this post with steps I took and the results/messages for them.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 05:20 PM

Vista/Windows 7 it is %windir%\Logs\CBS folder. I'm having no luck in XP where it might be if at all.
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 05:54 PM

maybe a reinstall directx will fix it .
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8109

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 06:15 PM

Does this "SFC /scannow" leave a log file somewhere to see what, if any changes/replacements were made?


In XP as far as I know - When SFC finishes its work you will not get any report - the SFC progress dialog box simply disappears.
If any files are reinstated SFC will do that without telling you and as far as I know, a log file is not created.


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Posted 31 December 2011 - 10:07 AM

As stated...no log file is generated by the sfc /scannow command in XP.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 03:46 PM

RGR that, thanks for the help. Glad to be here and will visit frequently!!




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