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Corrupted Files In Xp (home Ed)

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#1 oldbod


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Posted 06 January 2007 - 03:00 AM

I am seeking help on using Windows File checker :- When I click on Start, then Run, & type in sfc/scanow and then click O-K, I receive a message telling me that Windows cannot find the file. I am wondering if this
scan is only available on the pro/edition and not home.?
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Posted 06 January 2007 - 03:16 AM

It is available on the Home edition. The first question that pops into my mind: Are you leaving a space between the c and the / ? The spacing is crucial.

Also, you need 2 n's in 'scannow"

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 08:50 AM

You can copy the following and paste it into the Run dialog to ensure that the syntax is correct:

sfc.exe /scannow

Also, here's a mini-guide on the use of SFC.EXE: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/
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