Vista's equivalent of a Repair Install is the Upgrade in Place. You insert
your dvd at the Vista desktop and select Install Now. Then select the
Upgrade Option. This of course does not disturb your apps, files, or
settings, but it will result in a new copy of the OS, thus correcting all
file corruptions. SFC not being able to correct the corrupted files
suggests that an upgrade in place is the only effective solution.
If you have a Vista gold dvd and have upgraded to SP1 you will need to
uninstall SP1 first and reinstall after. Otherwise you will get an error
message that the OS on the computer is newer than the one on the media and
will not be able to proceed.
"Larry S." <LarryS@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> While dealing with tech support from a peripherals company regarding a
> problem, they had me check for certain system files, and we determined
> several appeared to missing, including input.inf, msmouse.inf, and
> hidusd.sys. Someone suggested I use System File Checker (sfc / scannow),
> this did not restore the files, and give error messages telling me that
> were corrupted files but they could not be repaired. Any ideas about what
> might have happened to these files (and any others that might also be
> missing) and more importantly, how can I get them back.
> Larry S