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sfc/scan now errors: bad with computers, please help!

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    sfc/scan now errors: bad with computers, please help!


    Hello, randomly my computer started giving me problems. All of my start menu icons went away, half of my desktop icons went away, my background also disappeared.. Furthermore, Some games don't work, my IE icon went away (fixed that) and I can not access my document folder. It says it is unavailable, if location is on pc make sure drive is connected or disc is available...

    sfc/scan now does not work either

    I have tried googling this for about 3 hours and trying to do it on my own but nothing works. Can someone lend a hand?

    Thank you

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    I also have my CBS notepad log up but idk what im looking for.
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    Trnava
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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Have you run sfc scan with this command as well?
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    You can download DISM Fix, it contains sfc scan along with other commands, run it as admin.
    For background, you might need to to disable active desktop. Download reg, run and restart.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Kodvin,

    In addition, see if the listed items in the blue note box under OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may help to allow SFC to repair the system files afterwards.

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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    ugh none of these worked for me... I am clueless.. is there a way one of you could VNC my computer and take it over and try things out?
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    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Have you checked for virus/malware?

    Can also run chkdsk /r but it will take quite awhile to complete, possibly hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Have you checked for virus/malware?

    Can also run chkdsk /r but it will take quite awhile to complete, possibly hours.
    Honestly I'm not sure how to check for those
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    I got antivirus and malware programs and it deleted all it found.. still same problem
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Run this also, trying to make sure you don't have something more serious going on. RootkitBuster - Trend Micro USA
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    hm.. got it and said it found nothing within 10 secs
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