Page 135 of PCA issue 92

  kingkenny 15:18 19 Mar 2003
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"Take control of System File Checker"

I have read about this else where but can't find it, maybe I should check Micorsofts site I suppose.

But anyway, I just tried this and followed the instructions and typed 'SFC /scannow' after starting up a CMD window. The problem is that the command is not recognised (??)
Is it just a typo or what?

The reason I wanted to do it was I had just installed a Object-oriented analysis Prog for Uni called 'Select enterprise' and it created a whole new user account (!!) which was password protected and caused my Firewall to go mad everytime I went near it. I feel a rant at Uni IT guys coming on!!

Can anyone help with the correct way to carry this operation out?

  powerless 15:20 19 Mar 2003

Try it from the RUN in the start menu.

What operating system?

If it's ME, ME does not have SFC.

  kingkenny 15:26 19 Mar 2003

I am using the above os and do go in through the run option in the start bar. I then type CMD which brings up the window titled WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe

This is where I type in SFC /scannow, but no joy, it won't recognise it!

  powerless 15:31 19 Mar 2003

Go to the run command in the start menu and copy and paste this in:

cmd /k sfc /scannow

See if that helps.

Also go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\ and see if cmd.exe is there.

However sfc will not remove the new user accont. Try a system restore.

  kingkenny 15:33 19 Mar 2003

Thanks Powerless, I will give this a try and let you know.

Can you think why a program would create a new user account which is password protected?
Surely only for malicious intent!

  kingkenny 15:57 19 Mar 2003

Just ran the pasted cmd and it worked fine, thanks powerless

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