sfc/scannow help please

  Al94 17:47 14 Dec 04

Friend havibg some problems with XP Home, I suggested running the above the check system files. When entered under Satrt - Run box, get message Windows cannot find sfc/scannow Make sure you typed the name correctly etc. It does the same on my PC, where are we going wrong?

  spikeychris 17:49 14 Dec 04

You need a space after sfc....

sfc /scannow

  Al94 17:54 14 Dec 04

thanks - now a black box appears briefly on the screen for about half a second abd vanishes, should the XP disc be in the drive first - sorry I am trying to keep him right over the phone, cant try here as I don't have an XP disc

  spikeychris 17:58 14 Dec 04

No you dont need the disk in the drive, try this..type cmd in the run box and hit enter then in the DOS box type sfc /scannow

  Al94 18:01 14 Dec 04

will try later thanks, have to go out now

  spikeychris 18:03 14 Dec 04

Just make sure that he types sfc /scannow (two N's) as one "N" will recreate the problem he is having, IE: flashes on screen for a sec..

  alan227 18:18 14 Dec 04

spikeychris it helps if you have the disk in as if the dll's are corrupted it will ask you for the XP disk to repair them.

  spikeychris 18:23 14 Dec 04

yeah it does but its not needed at the beginning of scannow.

  Al94 21:58 14 Dec 04

Thanks spikeychris, all sorted now

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