Sfc/ scannow not working

February 21, 2007 at 15:44:08
Specs: xp, 1gb

my sfc/scannow is not working i type it in and a black screen flashes for like a milli second and than nothing happens

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February 21, 2007 at 15:55:57

Start>Run then type in "services.msc" - without the quotes. On the screen that appears scroll down until you come to 'Remote Procedure Call'. Have a look in the Status column and if the Service isn't started, right click on it and select 'Start'. .The default setting for RPC is "Automatic"
There is another service called "RPC Locator", and the default setting of this service should be "Automatic" not Manual. switched that service ON...... and that will solve the problem!

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February 21, 2007 at 16:17:19

you can't run it from the run window, you need to run it from a command prompt. open the run window and type in "cmd" without the quotes, then type in the sfc command.

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February 21, 2007 at 16:41:53

Kurt S. Not so. SFC /SCANNOW is normally run from the run window.

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February 22, 2007 at 08:23:29

Hi Per, I have to dissagree, try it on your system and see what happens.

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February 22, 2007 at 09:33:03

Hi Kurt S. It is supposed to run from the "run" box. If yours doesn't there is a registry fix for it. Check Kelly's. There is a fix there I think. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318378

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February 22, 2007 at 10:09:06

Hi Per, interesting, I've never run it from there, didn't know it was an issue, thanks for the fix.

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February 22, 2007 at 10:29:56

You are welcome. :>}

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March 28, 2007 at 05:46:33

I've been having a similar problem trying to get sfc /scannow working. I have tried to run it from the RUN window as well as a CMD window without success. I have also made sure I have the appropriate settings for both the RPC and RPC Locator.

This all started when I discovered that I couldn't get my System Info to work (i.e. msinfo32.exe) OR the Help & Support feature. I just seem to be going round and round in circles!!!

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