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Sfc shows unable to fix corrupt files

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    Sfc shows unable to fix corrupt files


    Hi,

    I have a new Acer Laptop. It came unpartitioned so I have partitioned it to have a C: and an E: drive. My OS is on the C: and my data is on the E:

    I have run an sfc scan which halted after 51% saying there were corrupt files it was unable to fix. In the log there are many DIRSD OWNER WARNING lines like this013-03-22 16:33:31, Info CSI 00000700 [DIRSD OWNER WARNING] Directory [ml:520{260},l:82{41}]"\??\C:\Windows\Inf\SMSvcHost 3.0.0.0\0000" is not owned but specifies SDDL in component Microsoft-Windows-WCFCoreComp, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
    2013-03-22 16:33:31, Info CSI 00000701 [DIRSD OWNER WARNING] Directory [ml:520{260},l:88{44}]"\??\C:\Windows\Inf\MSDTC Bridge 3.0.0.0\0000" is not owned but specifies SDDL in component Microsoft-Windows-WCFCoreComp, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral

    Then I get a couple of STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND
    2013-03-22 16:33:44, Error CSI 00000735 (F) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND #7722794# from Windows::Rtl::SystemImplementation:irectFileSystemProvider::SysCreateFile(flags = (AllowSharingViolation), handle = {provider=NULL, handle=0, name= ("null")}, da = (SYNCHRONIZE|FILE_READ_ATTRIBUTES), oa = @0x1ca4d4c438->OBJECT_ATTRIBUTES {s:48; rd:NULL; on:[94]"\??\C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_netathrx.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_cbd5fabae1c7796a" ; aOBJ_CASE_INSENSITIVE)}, iosb = @0x1ca4d4c418, as = (null), fa = 0, sa = (FILE_SHARE_READ|FILE_SHARE_WRITE|FILE_SHARE_DELETE), cd = FILE_OPEN, co = (FILE_SYNCHRONOUS_IO_NONALERT|0x00004000), eab = NULL, eal = 0, disp = Invalid)
    [gle=0xd0000034]
    2013-03-22 16:33:44, Error CSI
    00000736@2013/3/22:16:33:44.550 (F) base\wcp\sil\merged\ntu\ntsystem.cpp(2155): Error STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND originated in function Windows::Rtl::SystemImplementation:irectFileSystemProvider::SysCreateFile expression: (null)
    [gle=0x80004005]

    and finally unable to write to error report and some more OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND:

    2013-03-22 16:33:44, Info CBS Could not get active session for current session file logging [HRESULT = 0x80004003 - E_POINTER]
    2013-03-22 16:33:44, Info CBS Not able to add pending.xml to Windows Error Report. [HRESULT = 0x80070002 - ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND]
    2013-03-22 16:33:44, Info CBS Not able to add pending.xml.bad to Windows Error Report. [HRESULT = 0x80070002 - ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND]
    2013-03-22 16:33:44, Info CBS Not able to add SCM.EVM to Windows Error Report. [HRESULT = 0x80070002 - ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND]
    2013-03-22 16:33:44, Error CSI 00000737 (F) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND #7722793# from Windows::Rtl::SystemImplementation::CDirectory::OpenExistingDirectory(...)[gle=0xd0000034]
    2013-03-22 16:33:44, Error CSI 00000738 (F) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND #7722792# from Windows::Rtl::SystemImplementation::CDirectory_IRtlDirectoryTearoff::OpenExistingDirectory(flags = 0, da = (SYNCHRONIZE), oa = @0x1ca4d4ce70->SIL_OBJECT_ATTRIBUTES {s:40; on:"amd64_netathrx.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_cbd5fabae1c7796a"; aOBJ_CASE_INSENSITIVE)}, sa = (FILE_SHARE_READ|FILE_SHARE_WRITE|FILE_SHARE_DELETE), oo = (FILE_DIRECTORY_FILE|FILE_SYNCHRONOUS_IO_NONALERT|FILE_OPEN_FOR_BACKUP_INTENT), dir = NULL, disp = Invalid)
    [gle=0xd0000034]


    At the moment my system seems stable. I only ran sfc to try to solve permissions problem when file sharing to a partition which it seems is a very common bug in Windows 8 and not a symptom of a system problem. So my question is, can I ignore these sfc errors or they an indication that I have a problem that I need to fix and if so, how do I fix it?

    Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by stef45 View Post
    I have a new Acer Laptop.
    I personally would not ignore that many errors on a new installation and, if I were you, I would do a clean install using one of the following tutorials:

    Clean Install - Windows 8
    This is the Legacy BIOS method that will create a 350MB System Partition and allocate the remainder as the C drive (see my image below)

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
    This is the method to use if you have a UEFI capable BIOS - 4 partitions will be created

    Once done, immediately apply all Windows updates and necessary drivers.

    Next, go into Windows 8 Disk Management and shrink you C drive to make room for the creation of your new (extra) partition:

    Click image for larger version

    Please note the partiton structure in my image above. This structure was automatically created by the Windows 8 installation process during a Legacy BIOS (non UEFI) installation.

    Good luck and let us know how you make out.

    Cheers!

    PS - You could also create that extra partition during the installation process but my preference would be to keep the initial installation as clean as possible and then deal with that extra partition "after the fact."
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    Thanks for your very prompt reply!

    I agree that I would rather not ignore the errors. Sadly, my laptop came with Windows 8 preinstalled and so I do not have Windows 8 discs.

    I did do a System Image of the Laptop as soon as I got it, before I partitioned the disc. When I later found the sfc errors, I decided to revert back to my original System Images so I unpartitioned the disc, restored the system image and then ran an sfc. At that point I was still getting the same errors, so I am a bit at a loss.

    Any advice on where I go from here much appreciated. Thanks
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    Oh, when you said it came unpartitioned, I thought you were referring to a blank hard drive. So, there may be another way to do this; however, I don't know the exact model of your ACER laptop and I also don't know how to tell you how to do a factory restore at this point. However, if you do know how to do a factory restore, I would suggest that you do it and then post you partition structure before you try to create that extra partition. Note: The factory restore process should get you back to the way it came from the factory.
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    Try to run the command in Safe Mode:
    Win+C->click on Settings->Click on Power-> Hold down SHIFT key then click on Restart
    Click Trouble Shoot->Advanced Option->Startup Settings->Enable Safe Mode then click on Restart
    The PC will reboot -> select Command prompt by typing the # in front of it.

    You might have to run sfc /scannow multiple times until it fixes and gives you a message: Windows did not find any integrity violation
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    Thanks norepli. Unfortunately since I did the partition I can no longer do a Factory Reset even after I unpartition it. I think there is the odd MB or two astray and so the Factory Reset says it cannot start as the disc is not the same as when shipped.

    Thanks topgundcp. I found that advice somewhere (maybe it was you?) and I tried running it in safe mode but even after 3 tries, it was exactly the same: failed at 51%. Any ideas how many times I would need to run it in safe mode to see an improvement?

    Thanks for taking the time to help.
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    Uh, oh,

    I think you may have created a real problem here:

    Quote Originally Posted by stef45 View Post
    I did do a System Image of the Laptop as soon as I got it, before I partitioned the disc. When I later found the sfc errors, I decided to revert back to my original System Images so I unpartitioned the disc, restored the system image and then ran an sfc. At that point I was still getting the same errors, so I am a bit at a loss.
    My guess is that those errors are somehow pointing to a hidden (factory) partition that was erased when you completely unpartitioned the disc. So, if that is the case, you'll need to download the Windows 8 ISO from Microsoft and start from scratch. Now, I think this is the correct tutorial for your situation:
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html
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    Thanks norepli. I'll take a look at that Download.
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    Did it come with Windows 8 or Windows 8 PRO?
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    Thanks norepli. Sadly I need a Windows 8 product key which I don't have as the laptop was shipped with Windows 8 (I do wish they would ship them with the OS discs...).

    When I unpartitioned the disc, I didn't completely unpartition the whole disc, just the portion of the original C: drive that I had split. The Factory preset hidden partitions are still there.

    However after I unpartitioned the C: drive, I noticed a couple of stray MBs that were floating and I think that is enough for the Factory Presets to complain that the disc does not completely mirror the shipped disc.
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