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SFC/scannow command broken?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 Enterprise x64

    SFC/scannow command broken?


    bcdedit /set increaseuserva 2500.

    Tried this command because of Fallen Samurai Shogun 2 not working onmy windows 8 x64 enterprise. Says command not recognised.

    So I tried. SFC /Scannow

    Said the windows resource protection could not start the repair service.

    So I checked services: Windows module installer. It was set to manual already. It was not running though. I pressed Run. And tried again SFC/scannow.

    Didn't work..

    What can I do now?

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You need to run it in administrator command prompt.

    Press Windows Key and the letter X to get a menu to pop up where you can choose it.

    Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 8


    Edit--- A picture of Win+X menu :

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by David Bailey; 15 Jun 2013 at 16:01. Reason: Added image
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8 Enterprise x64


    Thanks that seemed to do the trick! though its weird normally it works if I type cmd in run rightclick run as admin.. should be the same right. Or when I press windows key +R.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Did it help fix your problem ?

    In my Signature is a link to using the DISM command.
    You might want to try it too.
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    Windows 8 Enterprise x64


    It said all files were Fine.

    Now a different problem:
    Windows update seems to be missing. I tried accesing it but it said service not running.

    I checked in services.msc no windows update... also googled a bit the WUAsrv or something whatever its called is not running!! And it not present in registry...

    What can I do?

    Thanks alot btw.

    What is this DISM btw?
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by chrisssj2 View Post
    It said all files were Fine.

    Now a different problem:
    Windows update seems to be missing. I tried accesing it but it said service not running.

    I checked in services.msc no windows update... also googled a bit the WUAsrv or something whatever its called is not running!! And it not present in registry...

    What can I do?

    Thanks alot btw.

    What is this DISM btw?
    Look at this picture:

    Click image for larger version

    The Modules thing should be on automatic or manual.

    See this picture on how to find the Services window from control panel :

    Click image for larger version


    Start the service & try windows update.

    This picture I got by services.msc (same thing) :

    Click image for larger version


    DISM usually fixes things sfc cannot fix.
    Give it a try.
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  7. #7


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    Windows 8 Enterprise x64


    I don't think we understand each other? everything is working fine, the windows module service is like you said. But I have a new problem windows update service is missing! you recommend the same thing? DISM?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by chrisssj2 View Post
    I don't think we understand each other? everything is working fine, the windows module service is like you said. But I have a new problem windows update service is missing! you recommend the same thing? DISM?
    For the update service, besides DISM, try this tutorial link.

    Windows Update - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums

    I figured running DISM might help.
    It won't hurt.

    Try the tutorial first if you wish.
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