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    When I try to run, sfc /scannow, I get a blank screen flash and the nothing?
    I am running W 8.1. Can anyone help?

    Jim Moss

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jim,

    Are you running sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt like in OPTION TWO below?

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    The elevated command prompt worked!
    Thanks for your help, Jim M.
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    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Jim.
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