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Solved Using SFC To fix Problem Need batch Logging

November 21, 2011 at 08:12:58
Specs: Windows XP SP3, 4000+ / 2gb DDR
Critical system file changes

Since I got my PC in 2005, and for about 5 years I had a re-occurring PC crash that caused a total reset completely out of the blue when I reported it here I was told it was a very serious problem, when I ran SFC a few months ago I finally fixed the problem, and things worked great until yesterday, something on my system is installing a BAD system file, I need a batch file to do a BEFORE AND AFTER but do not know how!!!

Can someone write me some batch file to first collect information about all the files SFC (System File Checker) scans and dump all the file names and version into a text file, then run:

Followed by a new file dump (SEPARATE TXT FILE) listing the files repaired / replaced to better give me some handle on what files had been changed? (DAMAGED)

Perhaps this will enable me to use my EXAM DIFF program later to compare changes between both text outputted files. or the batch could do the compare ???

It would be IDEAL if later when this problem returned that I maybe able to track down what ever is causing the problem, by doing a third check with the batch file to look for what ever file or files have been replaced that is causing my system crash, perhaps a virus is replacing one of my files I do not know but need a way to find out, THANKS

Thanks, Michelle xxx

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November 21, 2011 at 17:39:55
I don't think a batch script can do what you want. If you want a list of protected system files you can list all SYS, DLL, EXE, and OCX files that ship on the Windows CD. True Type fonts--Micross.ttf, Tahoma.ttf, and Tahomabd.ttf--are also protected. I doubt that SFC produces a list of scanned protected system files or of defective system files.

Have a look at some of the complexities here

You write something on my system is installing a BAD system file but during normal operation no protected system files are installed, protected system files are extracted only during installation. A protected system file may however be corrupted either on the hard disk or in ram. What problem have you encountered that makes you think protected system files are being corrupted.



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November 22, 2011 at 19:06:56
Dear Wahine, Thanks for your reply, ever since I built this computer it has been plagued with frequent blue screen and hard reset crashes, it seems either a bad file or a file not compatible with my hardware is the cause but I have no idea which file as SFC does not report back to me all I know is about 20 files based on the activity of my windows CD in the cdrom spinning up. I wish I had more easy way such as a list.of replaced files.

Also the problem seemed to re-occur AFTER running windows update, and after installing other third party software, first sign something was wrong was when boot up got very slow, after I ran SFC /scannow the problem went away and my boot up time significantly increased.

The problem is the hard reset / blue screen crashes were not frequent enough to signal an immediate cause could go several days without a crash, even with the problem present.

I have not good very good eye sight (focal vision blurring, and visual migraines) so it hurts my eyes to spend hours trying to go through thousands of small files just thought it would have been quicker and less erroneous (less chance of human error) if their was a batch script or similar to do this.

I just looked to see if I could find my original post about the windows problem on my account here but either it scrolled off the end or I may be confused were I originally posted it as it was several years ago, I was sure it was on this forum.

Regards Michelle xxx

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November 22, 2011 at 20:51:43
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Any diagnosis has to start somewhere so when you get a blue screen please post the Stop code and other relevant information.

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November 23, 2011 at 03:30:07
OK will try, but normally it just resets and after rebooting I get a Minidump file though, perhaps can share that ?

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