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cstobbe

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I once read in one of these forums of a tool that comes with Windows. It is used to scan your Windows folder and detect files that are missing or have been changed, and possibly replace them with the correct version. I cannot find the conversation where this was mentioned. Does anyone know what I am talking about?
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Do you have a valid XP cd?

If so, place it in your CD ROM drive and follow the instructions below

Start > Run > cmd then type

sfc /scannow (note the space)

let this run untill you get a message saying it is complete.

SFC - system file checker, retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.

If you want to see what was replaced, right click My Computer > manage, expand event viewer > system..
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Thank you. SFC is exactly the solution I was looking for. :)
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