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#1 cashmanjim

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 04:18 PM

Where do I find the sfc log files on win 8?



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Posted 20 October 2014 - 02:25 AM

Hello,

They are located in the same spot as other versions of Windows.

C:\Windows\logs\CBS
-There should be a CBS.log file

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 09:24 AM

To find sfc /scannow log, type cmd in the Search programs and files box, 
 
cmd will appear above the search box under Apps., right click on it and choose Run as administrator, this will open the Elevated Command Prompt.  This will look similar to the image below.
 
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copy and paste the following, then press Enter.  
 
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt
 
This will place a new icon on the desktop titled sfcdetails.  Click on this to open the log, copy it and paste it in your topic.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 12:26 PM

Thanks Arachibutyrophobia very useful little tip.

The thing I am trying to get my head round is the reading and correcting of them

See sample attached of not fixable errors I found.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 01:36 PM

Ah... now I understand.  You can read the information here, this is a good start.

 

In Windows 8/8.1 there is a command you can use in the elevated command prompt to repair files that the sfc /scannow can not repair.

 

 
Click or tap on Search, then type cmd in the Search box.
 
cmd will appear above the search box under Apps, right click on it and in the options at the bottom of the page choose Run as administrator.  This will open the Elevated Command Prompt.
 
In the Elevated Command Prompt type in the following command followed by pressing the Enter key for each command.
 
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Edited by dc3, 20 October 2014 - 01:37 PM.

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