System Files - SFC Command

marrypoppins

Power User
Sfc /scannow is finding corrupt files even after doing a chkdsk /f and a chkdsk /r (Good news is Chkdsk is still working at this moment in time). Windows Update downloaded 63 new files yesterday or something like that, personally I hate how it automaticly downloads stuff.

Should I do a system restore to yesterday when at least the sfc wasnt finding corrupt files?

If so is there a way to stop the automatic update? and should I stop them?
 
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Brink

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mvp

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pempey

New Member
I've got an interesting problem to add. Vista Home Premium XP1 Dell XPS1530 laptop. Won't boot at all (not even to safe mode). Got to command prompt with vista DVD. Ran chkdsk /r... no errors. Ran sfc by sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows. Indicates it found corrupt files, but was unable to fix. Check c:\windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log. I can open this file with notepad from the command prompt, but the last entry is from 6 hours ago?! Is it not writing to the log? Any ideas? I feel excited that I'm getting closer to the root of the problem only to be shutdown at step that told me where the actual issue is. :( Please help! Thanks.
 

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marrypoppins

Power User
Personally, I would do a clean install. Because if your not able to boot even in safe mood than your experiencing extreme problems. Even if you do get into the CBS.log the number of files that are probably corrupt will take forever for you to fix. You may want to check your BIOS though and see the order its having your computer boot in.
 

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Brink

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mvp
Hello Pempey, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I'm sorry, but I must agree with MarryPoppins and recommend a clean reinstall of Vista. It sounds like your computer is beyond a simple repair. :(

Sorry,
Shawn
 

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pempey

New Member
Thanks everyone, I guess deep down in inside I felt everything was pointing to doing a clean install. My question is... I don't know what the original cause of the problem was and I really don't want a recurrence. If, for example, it was random bad sectors on the hard drive where important OS files were saved, is there a way to scan and mark them before (or during) the clean install? Are there other causes that I should do some sort of diagnostic process on first before the clean install?

Thanks again!
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp

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    Lumia 1520 phone
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
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william gunkel

Preacher Man
Member
I have run into a problem trying to remove a restore point. I used disk cleanup and TuneUp Utilities but it will not remove this restore point entitled UNKNOWN. It removed all up to it and then stoped. Tried several times. It says one file cannot be deleted, as it is currently in use or you do not have the necessary permissions. I will be reading all I can here but if you could send me in the right direction that would be great. I tried a screenshot but don't know how to do it or upload it. Thanks, as allways comments welcome. I just did a factory recover 7 days ago and man I hate to go thur that again, everything was going so great.
 

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Brink

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mvp

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    Lumia 1520 phone
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william gunkel

Preacher Man
Member
Yes it worked, I did as you said and then created a Restore Point. The system said it was successful and I pick up 30GB of space not that I needed it but I did not want to go back and do all the downloads or SP1 again. Thank You so much:)
 

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Brink

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mvp
Your welcome William.

Shawn
 

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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
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    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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severtki

New Member
Thanks for this info! I was having a bugger of a problem with Windows' Programs and Features control panel app not opening, and running this process (and replacing several corrupt files manually) solved the problem! Now if only I could install Visual Studio 2008... Maybe this will fix that problem, too...
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Your welcome Severtki. You might post about the problem with Visual Studio 2008 in the Software forum to see what suggestions you may get to help you with it.

Shawn
 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

phanmo

Member
Hi all!!
In a miguided attempt to grab some more drive space, I deleted %SystemDrive%\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepositor. Now vista won't recognise most of my usb devices.
Will System File Checker be able to help me?
I'm running a pre-installed version of Home Premium so I don't have a dvd to do a repair install.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated!!!!
Phanmo
 

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Barman58

Staff member
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi phanmo, welcome to the vista forums, :party:

as it's system files you have removed you may want to try a system restore first

have a look here for info

Windows Vista System Restore Guide
 

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phanmo

Member
Thanks for the welcome!!

Unfortunately I didn't notice the problem for quite some time, not having needed any usb devices. All the system restore points I have are too recent to be any help. I'm going to try and copy the FileRepository from a friend's computer and stick it on mine.
Again, any suggestions would be very welcome!!
Cheers!!
 

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Barman58

Staff member
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi phanmo,

It may be worth a try but honestly don't know,

you may want to look at this tutorial for a repair option for pre-loaded systems

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/141820-create-recovery-disc.html

if you go for the replacement option just be sure you backup everything before you start in case the worst happens and you can't get back in.
 

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    Asus nVidia GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 (2GB DDR5)
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    ASUS Xoner DG + SPDIF to 5.1 System + HDMI
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    Samsung 32" TV
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    Crucial CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SSD,
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    Aerocool Templarius Imperator 750W 80+ Silver
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william gunkel

Preacher Man
Member
Hi all!!
In a miguided attempt to grab some more drive space, I deleted %SystemDrive%\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepositor. Now vista won't recognise most of my usb devices.
Will System File Checker be able to help me?
I'm running a pre-installed version of Home Premium so I don't have a dvd to do a repair install.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated!!!!
Phanmo
I agree do a system restore first, go back to a restore point when everything was working. There is a box that you can check to see all your restore points. If you can not do a sysrem restore, as a last resort do a system recovery from you disk that should have a partition D that you can use to put your computer back to the factory settings.To do a System Restore just click on control panel and if not allready click on classic view and locate Backup and restore center, double click on the icon and then click Repair Windows using system restore. Any problems just post back the people here are great to help. I don't know if System File Checker is able to help here perhaps someone else has the answer to that question.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    H P Pavilion s3120n
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ 2.20GHz
    Motherboard
    M2Nc51-AR
    Memory
    Ram 2.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE Graphis
    Sound Card
    Realtex
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VX2035WM
    Screen Resolution
    1680X1050 pixels
    Hard Drives
    320GB 7200RPM Serial ATA
    PSU
    AC Bel Model#PC6012
    Cooling
    fan
    Mouse
    PS2
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    PS2
    Internet Speed
    10 down 1 up
    Other Info
    Computer has had the motherboard, power pak and tv tuner replaced. Using HP Deskjet F440 Printer, and IE9.
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