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#1 Beel

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 11:42 AM

Okay my Asus laptop running W7 apparently has a problem even though there is no sign of a problem when using it.

So I ran sfc/scannow for the first time since I have had this machine, which is a few years, and got this result saying windows could not fix the problem.

CBS.log windir/logs/cbs.log

C:windows/logs/cbs/cbs.log

C:windows/system.32.

 

It is all double dutch to me so any info on this would be appreciated. But as I said I am not experiencing any problems with the laptop.



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 11:46 AM

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

 

In all the years I've been working with computers, I have never seen sfc /scannow fix a single computer. That's the type of all-purpose command you use, or have others use, when you don't know what else to try, or need to buy yourself some time (they're particularly good at that on Microsoft forums...). :)


Edited by Phantom010, 20 January 2015 - 12:07 PM.


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 12:14 PM

Okay Phantom010 thanks for that..good "thinking" when you think about it if you excuse the pun. Much appreciated.



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 04:02 PM

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

 

In all the years I've been working with computers, I have never seen sfc /scannow fix a single computer. That's the type of all-purpose command you use, or have others use, when you don't know what else to try, or need to buy yourself some time (they're particularly good at that on Microsoft forums...). :)

Pretty much this. I believe there is a massive misunderstanding about what SFC does. There was an interesting post about it while ago that i read which led me to believe that it's being used improperly 99% of the time. I've ran it hundreds of times and can't say it's ever fixed anything either.

If you're not experiencing any problems, enjoy and be thankful.






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