System Files - SFC Command

william gunkel

Preacher Man
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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!!
If this fails you might want to do a System Recovery. You can purchase the disks from the mfg. of your computer or at least you can if it is a H P. The disks comes with instructions. The other is to use the Recovery Manager. Click on the start button in the notification area and in the search box type in 'Recovery Manager' and it will bring up the program to restore your computer back to factory. Just follow the instructions on the program. Now I am thinking you have a partition on your disk for this. Also when I purchase my computer which is a HP with Vista home Premium it allows you to make one set of Recover Disk which you might want to do after you get your system back to where it should be. See if you have a Partition D on you 'C" drive. Post back with the results.
 
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phanmo

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I haven't gotten around to trying anything yet... I have a problem with too many files and not enough hard drive space, even my external is almost full. I'm borrowing another computer this evening so I'll use it to do a backup, then I'm going to try a repair install. If that doesn't work I'm going to use the HP recovery dvd(burned from the former recovery partition). I was hoping to avoid the HP solution because it took forever to remove all the crap that comes with a Compaq. I'll post updates here.

Okay, I backde up evertything to another computer and then did a repair install of vista with a friend's vista dvd... Everything seems to be good now.
Thanks for all the suggestions!!
Cheers
 

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embm

New Member
I ended up at this thread chasing down why chkdsk wasn't running, and sfc scannow found autochk.exe and 2 other files corrupt which it could not repair due to source files also being corrupt. I manually replaced them from the vista dvd, and was able to get chkdsk to run on startup....once. Chkdsk didn't find any problems, and I reran sfc to ensure everything was well. AGAIN, autochk showed up as corrupt and not repairable. I tried to run chkdsk on startup, and once again it wouldn't run.

What gives? Any ideas on what might be blowing up autochk? I think I might try an experiment - replace it again, reboot but w/o running chkdsk, and test sfc again. I've already run hdd and memory diagnostics and turned up nothing.
 

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SCSIraidGURU

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I would consider doing a backup and clean install. Did you replace the files with the ones from the service pack version you are on instead of the base DVD?
 

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Nelly

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I typed cmd into the "start search" and it came back with "No items match your search".
This also occurs with mrt.exe,slmgr.vbs etc.
What have I done wrong ? How do I put this right ? :confused:
Thanks for any help.
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hello Nelly,

I have updated step 1 with a link on this to help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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edenapis

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thanks dude for the information.. however it does not really helped me in my problems :( . i got a problem that involved "hpz3r5mu.dll". it happened when i installing driver for my printer which is hp deskjet 2560. i thought this scan can help me in looking source or process that involved hpz3r5mu.dll. anyway thanks for the info again..
 

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Brink

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mvp
Hello Edenapis,

That file is from your printer drivers according to Google. You might post your problem with as much details as possible in the Drivers forum to see if someone may know of an easy solution for you hopefully.

Shawn
 

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    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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    3480 x 2160
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    512 GB M.2 SSD

tishaa

New Member
hi shawn,

i used this to try to fix my windows live messenger as it had the error code 8007007e but it still won't let me log on.

can you help?
tisha
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hello Tishaa, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I'm sorry, but the SFC command will only help with Vista system files and not with Windows Live Messenger. :(

You might consider posting your question in the Windows Live sub-forum of Software forum to fit the subject better for a hopeful solution.

Shawn
 

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dinesh

Vista Expert
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Hi Shawn, i wanted to try the sfc /scannow as one of my customer was unable to install updates. I tried the windows update reset methods but it did not work. When i tried sfc /scannow, it says that it cannot be started. i also tried sfc /scanonce and sfc /scanboot but nothing happens. I also tried the system file checker tool but it wasn't of any help. Any comments please?
 

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Brink

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mvp
Hello Dinesh.

I would try a System Restore next using a restore point dated before these problems to see if it can fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    Linksys EA9500 router,
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    Lumia 1520 phone
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
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    Conexant ISST Audio
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    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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    3480 x 2160
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    512 GB M.2 SSD

dinesh

Vista Expert
Vista Guru
I already tried a system restore but it did not work. When the system is at the desktop, it gives errors. Some services like Remote Procedure Call, Software licensing and TCPIP over netbios stops working and gives the error. everytime the system restarts, it gives a different blue screen. so i had to reinstall vista but even while installing, it gave a blue screen 0X00000050. so i had to reinstall it all over again by deleting all the partitions. Huh! that way very annoying. Anyways, Thanks for your help Shawn.
 

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    On board upto 358 MB RAM
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Brink

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mvp
Anytime Dinesh. :)
 

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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    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
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    HP Envy Y0F94AV
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    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
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    16 GB DDR4-2133
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
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    Conexant ISST Audio
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    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

patch41

Vista Pro
thanks brink for the reply,
it was very informative,but before i tried a sfc command i thought i would try a system restore and i think the system restore worked but i appreciate your help thanks.
patch41
 

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Brink

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mvp
Patch42, I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
 

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech MX Master
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    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
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    HP Envy Y0F94AV
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    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
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    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

icynyx

Member
Hi,

I tried running sfc/verifyonly at first and it said that source protection found integrity violations. So I ran sfc/scannow, it says that it cannot repair the problems. I looked at the log and 2 problems come up.
1.) 0000012a [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:20{10}]"tcpmon.ini" of Microsoft-Windows-Printing-StandardPortMonitor-TCPMonINI, Version = 6.0.6001.18000, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2.) 0000014b [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"settings.ini" of Microsoft-Windows-Sidebar, Version = 6.0.6001.18000, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch

I'm not tech savy, but from what I can understand, Windows Printing and Windows Sidebar are currupted. And since there's only 2 of them, I was wondering how do I manually replace them? I've seen the prior post, but can't really understand everything i read. Do I insert the vista DVD and manually look for the file i need?
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hello Icynyx,

You might see if doing a System Restore using a restore point dated when you believe that this was not a problem to see if it can fix it for you. You may need to do it a few times with older dates until you find one that doesn't report any errors in SFC though.

Trying to do it manually is not easy, and is often not successful anyway. :(

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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    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
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    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

icynyx

Member
System Restore wont be very useful for me since I delete it every other week. I might try restoring it to the oldest one and check though. Hopefully that'll restore stuff. But I believe the odds are low. If it doesn't restore the files, I don't think I would mind though since I don't plug in my laptop to the printer and I don't like using the sidebar anyways...

One last question, I did a chkdsk before sfc and it froze at stage 5 43% for 3 hours, I talked to Dell tech support and they told me to just reboot the laptop. I'm wondering if the corrupted files maybe the reason for chkdsk not being able to finish.

Thanks for the quick response. :D
 

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    Memory
    4 GB

patch41

Vista Pro
dear icynyx,if you say the system restore did not work and your not interested in restoring your personal files (etc) a last resort is a system recovery that will bring your computer back to when you bought the computer new, and back to factory settings you should have recovery discs that either came with the computer or advised you to burn when you bought the computer they you allow you to burn them but its a one time deal if you dont have them you can purchase them from microsoft and its a simple procedure you install #1 disc and hit restart and then follow the instuctions on screen i did it just last week, has i had some files that where corrupted and cleaned my computer like new. but i would advise in the future to backup your files to an external hardrive so if you have to do a system recovery you will be able to restore your files to your pc, just remember when you backup your files that your computer is in good working order no virus or corrupt files as you will just be importing the problem back and remember a system restore brings your computer to a previous date when your pc was working properly keeps all your files(etc) where as a system recovery brings it back to like you bought it from the store, hope this helps you out good luck patch41
 

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