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sfc /scannow unable to fix corrupt file


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#1 guiyak1

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 09:42 AM

I ran a system file check and have a corrupt file that couldn't be fixed. 

 

secdrv.sys of Macrovision-Protection-SafeDisc

 

How can I fix this?

 

 



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Posted 06 November 2015 - 04:41 PM

Hello.

secdrv.sys is used by games which use Macrovision SafeDisc. The driver validates the authenticity of games that are protected with SafeDisc and prohibits unauthorized copies of such games to play on Windows. Without the driver, games with SafeDisc protection would be unable to play on Windows. SafeDisc remains inactive until invoked by a game for authorization to play on Windows.  http://www.file.net/process/secdrv.sys.html.

 

If you are not having any issues with your system, I wouldn't worry about this error. 


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 05:54 PM

Thanks for answering.  I'm having lots of issues with my computer, I just don't know where to begin.



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Posted 06 November 2015 - 06:39 PM

I understand.

 

What are the issues you're having?  Please tell me what system you have and what OS you're running.

 

Let me know of any obvious problems and I will help you.


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 07:48 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron 530 with Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1.   I'm not able to update to Service Pack 2.  Unfortunately, I had Service Pack 2 but had uninstalled it thinking it would help to uninstall some of the window updates. 

 

The computer freezes or stops responding when searching on the web.  I'm not able to use services or Microsoft Windows Office, they are not responding.  


Edited by guiyak1, 06 November 2015 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 08:25 PM

Vista SP1 hasn't been supported since 2012.  You need to install Vista SP2 manually.  Here are the links..  For Vista x86 (32bit) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16468  

 

(64bit) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17669

 

If you are unable to install the Service pack, go to safe mode and try again.  once you are up to date we can assess other issues.  Let me know how it turns out.


Edited by MarkMCS, 06 November 2015 - 08:28 PM.

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 08:30 PM

Let's see what issues you have and hopefully you won't need to reinstall your OS


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Posted 07 November 2015 - 10:20 AM

It says thank you for downloading, but it doesn't show up anywhere.



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Posted 20 November 2015 - 12:21 PM

I still haven't been able to update to SP2.  It reverts the changes.  Could it be because Task Scheduler is corrupt?






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