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SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

  1. #10


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    OK, thanks. Just completed and my log shows it Repaired 0 Components.

    I used the Exec. Cmd. Prompt, so I should try from Boot now, or repeat the option I just used.

    I did a Reset Refresh few days earlier and it only fixed 1 item (still left with 2 unfixed).

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  2. #11


    Posts : 22,483
    64-bit Windows 10


    What is showing that cannot be repaired?

    Please upload your sfcdetails.txt file if you like, and I'll be happy to take a look at it to see if I may be able to help.
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  3. #12


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I meant it is showing that NOTHING was fixed because it found zero errors.

    At this point, I'm ready to start over--working on problem in this thread.

    Since there are no errors (found), do you recommend I try again, or go for (another) Refresh?
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  4. #13


    Posts : 22,483
    64-bit Windows 10


    Ah, ok. Well, it just shows that you don't have a problem with your system files.

    Hopefully you'll get a solution for your issue in that thread soon.
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  5. #14


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks. Has me jumpy to not install on other machines until I get this resolved. Know this forum is the best, so hopeful!
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  6. #15


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    Very nice and Helpful Tutorial, Great work Shawn....
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  7. #16


    Posts : 22,483
    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you Narayan. I'm glad it could help.
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  8. #17


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Awesome tutorial. I do appreciate the time and expertise that went into producing it. I find the need for it disturbing! That means mine is not an isolated problem, that lots of us (hundreds, thousands, millions?) are sitting here with new PCs loaded with software that requires these tutorials to be written. And used. Long down-time, lots of my-time running hopeful fixes....I was there for windows 3.1 and have been here with all the successors but this time, I am done. The need for tutorials like this have finally converted a die-hard Windows woman into a Mac person. Windows 8 is the most non-functional garbage ever.
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  9. #18


    Posts : 22,483
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Onedoggy,

    This function in this tutorial is available to help users when their system files get corrupted for whatever reason. Usually by the user's own mistakes, or by some software installed by the user or OEM.
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  10. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by onedoggy View Post
    Awesome tutorial. I do appreciate the time and expertise that went into producing it. I find the need for it disturbing! That means mine is not an isolated problem, that lots of us (hundreds, thousands, millions?) are sitting here with new PCs loaded with software that requires these tutorials to be written. And used. Long down-time, lots of my-time running hopeful fixes....I was there for windows 3.1 and have been here with all the successors but this time, I am done. The need for tutorials like this have finally converted a die-hard Windows woman into a Mac person. Windows 8 is the most non-functional garbage ever.
    Welcome to Windows EightForums, onedoggy.

    Sorry to hear you're having so many problems with your new machine, especially if after spending hard-earned money on it. Then there's the elimination of much exciting anticipation when things go south with it. I can relate to your frustration, for I bought this Acer tower (please see specs) with Windows Vista preloaded. Ugh! Not a good experience whatsoever! "How unstable of an OS this thing is and quite a resource hog", or so I thought at the time. It ran a little faster than my old Gateway with 98SE on it, but was far more unstable.

    It got to be where I was fixing the blasted thing more than using it! I was very busy at the time professionally and didn't need the headaches.

    Lol! Like you, I was finished with Windows forever!, but with me I started to look into Linux. Like I said, at the time I was very busy professionally trying to run a business with it, so setting up and learning a whole new system was questionable. Luckily 7 came along, which ran quite nice with very little problems.

    While using 7 I found out that it really wasn't a Vista OS fault, although as an OS compared to others it was quite a resource hog. It was more that Acer OEM released and sold the machine with far too less RAM in it to run Vista efficiently. While using 7 I upgraded the RAM in it to maximum 2GB, which probably Vista would've ran fine with. It made a big difference with 7 also.

    Then with upgrading with fresh install to 7 I didn't carry along the Acer OEM crapware. More resources saved, although I had to contend with the OEM recovery partition which just sat there unused. Lol + 1/2 again! If you stick around you'll learn that I'm not the savviest of users. I botched up trying to remove that partition unsuccessfully only to be left missing about 120GBs of my hard drive and not being able to see the partition. Luckily I didn't destroy the HD! Thanks to this forum I found a nice little free utility lately that's able to see the partition. I will post on another thread to get help with fixing that problem.

    Anyhoo, no OS nor machine is perfect coming out of the box, but I dare say it's rather from other sources, not the OS itself. Admittedly MS made some blunders with 8 rushing it out the door so far as design features, but I think most find that it is a rather stable OS.

    This article covers most of the problems: www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=32157

    I don't know what you bought, but OEM "brain-burn crapware" maybe another problem that you are having, although I realize that some of it is quite useful. Some of it goofs up machines. Sometimes we install programs that may not be compatible or install programs in the wrong way. I feel many here will attest to that.

    We will be more than glad to help you with your problems, if that's what you decide to do. If so, please fill out your system specs so to help us help you better.

    My apology if you feel this was long-winded > I'm sure all know I can be! Good luck to you and again welcome.
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