System file checker for Vista?

  Pineman100 11:57 25 May 2008

I have been trying to scan my wife's Vista Home Premium computer with sfc, without success.

Either I'm getting the syntax wrong, or run>sfc/scannow doesn't work in Vista.

Can anyone help, please?

  rossgolf 12:00 25 May 2008


  MAT ALAN 12:05 25 May 2008

click here

rossgolf me old coconut, space is in the wrong place...

  Pineman100 18:29 25 May 2008

My wife's working (she says!) on her computer right now, but I'll run the scan later.

Thanks very much indeed.

(Mat Alan - computer advice *and* cheap shirts... what versatility!

  skidzy 21:15 25 May 2008

SFC needs to be run from a command prompt as admin

To check your Windows protected files, proceed as follows:

1/ Click the Start button

2/ From the Start Menu, Click All programs followed by Accessories

3/ In the Accessories menu, Right Click on the Command Prompt option

4/ From the drop down menu that appears, Click on the 'Run as administrator' option

5/ If you have the User Account Control (UAC) enabled you will be asked for authorisation prior to the command prompt opening. You may simply need to press the Continue button if you are the administrator or insert the administrator password etc.

6/ In the Command Prompt window, type: sfc /scannow and then press Enter

7/ A message will appear stating that 'the system scan will begin'

8/ Be patient because the scan may take some time

9/ If any files require replacing SFC will replace them. You may be asked to insert your Vista DVD for this process to continue

10/ If everything is okay you should, after the scan, see the following message "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations"

11/ After the scan has completed, Close the command prompt window

  Pineman100 10:48 26 May 2008

Many thanks all of you - specially skidzy for your comprehensive instructions.

Much appreciated.

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