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sfc /scannow reports corrupted files - Help please!

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    sfc /scannow reports corrupted files - Help please!


    It was confirmed that the sfc should work the same in W8. So I am getting corrupted file messages. Ran it 3 times and it did not clear itself. What would be the next avenue I need to pursue to get the system perfect for a system image? Thanks for any assistance!
    Glenn

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    It's normally required to run sfc /scannow 3or more times, if it doesn't fix the problem, you could do a Refresh or a system restore, also have a look at the Tip box at the end of this Tutorial:SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
    HTH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    It's normally required to run sfc /scannow 3or more times, if it doesn't fix the problem, you could do a Refresh or a system restore, also have a look at the Tip box at the end of this Tutorial:SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
    HTH.
    Hello brummfan,
    I am not sure when the system was last good, so that is a shot in the dark. As soon as the sfc /scannow finishes, I'll try the procedure you suggested in the link. Could you explain what a refresh does. How much downloaded stuff do I lose???? New to this level of procedures, even on W7.
    Also I wanted to boot into safe mode and went in to boot and set to safe mode. I somehow did not set the GUI so it is booting into the Administrators cmd.exe. How do I get back to normal? Thanks for your time and hopeful more assistance.
    Cheers
    Glenn
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    Hello Glenn,

    The tutorial below can help give you more details about refreshing Windows 8. Personally, I would recommend to backup anything that you do not want to lose to be safe though.

    Refresh Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    It's normally required to run sfc /scannow 3or more times, if it doesn't fix the problem, you could do a Refresh or a system restore, also have a look at the Tip box at the end of this Tutorial:SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
    HTH.
    Okay, followed the instructions for the volume listing shown in tutorial

    Click image for larger version

    Whereas my list show not including size differences

    Volume 0 Ltr D Fs Type DVD-ROM Size 0 No media
    Volume 1 Ltr NTFS Type Partition Size 350 MB Healthy System
    Volume 2 Ltr C NTFS Type Parition Size 148 GB Healthy Boot


    So I am unsure how to structure the sfc command properly!
    Thanks again!
    Glen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Glenn,

    The tutorial below can help give you more details about refreshing Windows 8. Personally, I would recommend to backup anything that you do not want to lose to be safe though.

    Refresh Windows 8
    Howdy and thanks for stopping by!! I ran into a problem with your sfc fix as noted it the reply to brummyfan. Also stuck in safe boot......
    I will read the refresh info in greater depth and hopefully figure it out. Backup, only have the one drive.
    Always appreciated!
    Glenn
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    Glen, I'm not quite sure what you are trying to do here. If it's to run the file checker and if it does work as W7/Vista then you need to type sfc /scannow into a command prompt (run as admin) and press enter. It runs under windows on the OS in use on whatever partition that is.


    Are we sure it runs OK in W8 anyway. I seem to remember in the dim and distant past a lot of folk having supposed errors reported in Vista doing this and it was a bug that was corrected with an update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glennc View Post
    Also stuck in safe boot......

    Always appreciated!
    Glenn
    You might see if doing step 6 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below can get you unstuck from Safe Mode.


    Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooly View Post
    Glen, I'm not quite sure what you are trying to do here. If it's to run the file checker and if it does work as W7/Vista then you need to type sfc /scannow into a command prompt (run as admin) and press enter. It runs under windows on the OS in use on whatever partition that is.


    Are we sure it runs OK in W8 anyway. I seem to remember in the dim and distant past a lot of folk having supposed errors reported in Vista doing this and it was a bug that was corrected with an update.
    Hello Mooly,
    I have used sfc /scannow in Windows 7 without problems. This is the first time I ran it in W8. I have run it as admin in user account 3 or 4 times and in the Adminstrator account 4-5 times. It continually says Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.
    So I am assuming that there are some corrupt files although I have noted no problems. Today is the second day I am running it.
    But I was trying to clear a problem removing a no-functioning ZA firewall and wanted to get to safe mode to really clean it. I got into safe mode the totally wrong way and am now stuck in an endless loop of rebooting into Safe Mode without the Graphics an just the Administrators cmd.exc screen. Needless to say I am way out of my depth in the command line mode, but need to get back into the regular system to try the above mentioned fixes for the sfc corrupt files!
    Thanks for your time
    Glenn
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    64-bit Windows 10 build 10122


    What does the sfcdetails.txt file have it in it?
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