Windows File Protection

  fazza8 08:17 13 Jul 2005

When I restart the computer I get a box entitles Windows File Protection. A blue bar gradually fills up and then everything starts normally. Does anyone know what this is about?

  Stuartli 08:36 13 Jul 2005

The name says it all - essential Windows system files are protected from being overwritten and causing application or OS failures.

If it bothers you (and I would strongly advise to leave well alone) you can disable it by following this guide:

click here

  fazza8 09:34 13 Jul 2005

Thanks. I'll leave it be!!!

  bertiecharlie 10:33 13 Jul 2005

In the registry have a look at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon. If you have a subkey SFCScan the default setting should be 0.

0 = do not scan protected files at boot (default).
1 = scan protected files at every boot.
2 = scan protected files once.

Source click here towards the bottom of the page.

(In Stuartli's link, look under Manage Windows File Protection Scans at the bottom. There is also information about the SFCScan registry entry there.)

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