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Hi;

When I try to run SFC -scannow what looks like a command line box pops on and off screen very quickly and that's all.
Any help getting it to work correctly will be appreciated.
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Hi, and welcome to Geeks to Go!

Are you running it with any switches, like /scannow?

If not, try running SFC /SCANNOW note the space between SFC and /scannow.

You may need your Windows XP CD in the drive.

Please post back if that doesn't help.
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Thanks. I'm new to posting in forums and trying to figure this out too. The -scannow is the same as /scannow as far as I know. This is a new install of WinXP Pro with slipstreamed SP2 ( installed Sunday). I keep a copy of the i386 folder on my D: partition and the registry is hacked to change the source path to D: That might be my whole problem. Hope I remembered to backup or enter a system restore point.
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yes, -scannow is the same as /scannow. Are you having a problem with Windows?
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Not exactly a problem with Windows. I've been upgrading my computer. A problem with a new SATA hard drive required a fresh install of WinXP. So I've been reinstalling lots of drivers and Apps. Just thought I'd check to make sure all the system files were in good shape and the darnned SFC won't run right.
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It wasn't the registry changes. I did make a backup, restored it but no help. SFC still won't run correctly. Maybe someone could tell me how to extract a new copy of it?
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how about doing a repair from the xp cd

or put registry in proper partition

so windows can read it properly

Edited by rushin1nd, 06 February 2007 - 11:55 PM.

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The repair may be just the thing. Although I've now found a couple of driver issues I don't like and I will probably just do another clean install to see if I have had enough practise now to finally get it right.

I think you missunderstood, the registry is on C: where it's supposed to be. It's the i386 copy that's on D:
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