Command prompt ans sfc/scannow

  saasfee 13:55 23 Feb 2006

When I attempt to run the Command Prompt and sfc/scannow I recieve the following message.'You must be running a console session in order to use the Windows Checker File utility'. Avice please. I was logged on as administrator.
Saas Fee

  De Marcus™ 14:05 23 Feb 2006

To run the system file checker you must click on start > run and type in cmd, hit enter.

From the command prompt you need to type: sfc /scannow and hit enter (not forgetting to put the space between the sfc and /scannow

  De Marcus™ 14:05 23 Feb 2006


Sorry wrong info

Just sfc /scannow into the run box.

  De Marcus™ 14:18 23 Feb 2006

Strangely both methods work for me, perhaps they probably always have done.

  rawprawn 16:21 23 Feb 2006

It should work from both Run and cmd propmt. Make sure you have a space between sfc and /. In your first post it is wrong.

  saasfee 12:24 24 Feb 2006

Hi De Marcus and rawprawn,
Thanks for your advice which I have used but I am now being blocked by the following message.'You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use Windows File Checker utility' What does it mean.
Saas FEE

  rômanab 14:16 24 Feb 2006

You should only get that message if you are trying to run it remotely click here

  rawprawn 16:09 24 Feb 2006

saasfee, are you the Administrator, do you logon as Administrator or does someone else use the computer.

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