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#1 steinmetz


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Posted 06 September 2006 - 07:15 PM

I am trying to run a Scan Now. I go to start, run and type in SFC. When the black screen comes up it disappears very quickly. What is going on.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 07:57 PM

What is the syntax of your input. That is quite critical. Here is a link to the MS Support page that will help you if there may be a syntax issue. http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...r.mspx?mfr=true It is very wise to have your XP installation disk right at hand if you do run sfc /scannow. Please post back if you still have problems running the system file checker.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 08:30 PM

Try this:
Go to Start, then Run, then type in:


. . . and hit enter. Then you should have the DOS emulator black screen. If this goes away immediately, you're probably infected with something.

Once the screen is up, then type:

sfc /scannow

. . . and make sure there's a space between the c and the slash. Hit enter and it should begin the scan.

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 09:51 AM

The only thing that SFC.EXE /SCANNOW will do is:

1) Bring up a small window telling you that it's running, and
2) It may request your WindowsXP installation CD.

Other than that, there's no notification of anything. Even when it's done it won't tell you - it'll just close the window.
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