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Can't read CBS log generated by System File Checker


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#1 Hunting.Targ

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:41 PM

Okay; I have been having issues with Firefox and certain websites that may be unrelated, but when I couldn't start Windows Media Player, I started hunting for answers.  Based on forum advice from the Microsoft Support Community, I ran System File Checker, which 'detected corrupt files' and said that they would be repaired after a reboot, and told me where to view the log.  I tried to view the log, but upon attempting to open it, was met with a whitespace inside the Notepad view window, and the overlaying dialog box read "Access denied."  I rebooted the computer and tried again; same result.  I shrugged and moved on since my problem was fixed.  Only one day later, I tried running SFC again, and got the same result described above.

My question is; why can't I read the log file?  I checked over the file and folder permissions, and found absolutely no reason that my user account (which IS an administrator account) shouldn't just open the .txt file for me.  Tag-on question - is it normal for the log file to be 30k+ in size?  Insightful input will be appreciated.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:36 AM

Try this.

 

In the Search box type cmd , when this appears right click on it and click on Run as administrator.
 
Type in or copy and paste the following command.   net user administrator /active:yes

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:51 AM

Thank you for the information.  The results are attatched.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:20 AM

Are you logged on as the administrator?

 

What happens if you try to access the administrator account in the Control Panel?


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:00 AM

You have a query re your topic at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/501220/bootmgr-missing-while-diagnosing-malware/#entry3134037 .

 

Same system for both topics?

 

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 06:17 PM

Same system for both topics?

 

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To hamlius: No.  The system that this thread is about is the one I am working from, an older desktop running Windows Vista; the one in the other thread (BOOTMGR missing...) is about a notebook running Windows 7 Starter.

 

To dc3: Nothing unexpected happens in the User Accounts manager.  The account I normally use is an administrator account; unless you are asking me to log on using the default administrator account (which I do not know how to do), I can't give you more helpful information.  I am no more frustrated, but no less baffled, than when I started.


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:54 AM

The information I'm trying to get is do you have any other Administrator accounts showing in the Control Panel under User Accounts?

 

How many user accounts do you normally have?

 

When you start this computer do you have a choice of Administrator accounts to open?


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