sfc/scannow will not complete on laptop

  westgolf 11:36 23 Jan 13
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My laptop runs W/vista.When I attempt to run sfc/scannow (as administrator) it gets to 79% & then says unable to complete.There is no other message.What am I doing wrong ? The laptop seems to be working fine.I ran scannow purely as a precaution & to see it worked correctly. Thanks.

  northumbria61 11:55 23 Jan 13

Sometimes it is working but appears to have stopped depending on how long you waited and it is also normal NOT to give you a message. If your laptop is working fine then I can see no reason to run sfc/scannow and certainly wouldn't advise it as you could give yourself problems that you didn't have in the first place.

  johndrew 11:59 23 Jan 13

It may help if you looked at the file produced and/or posted it. Look here for details of the file location.

  westgolf 20:08 23 Jan 13

Thanks for this - but, It simply says 79% & cannot complete. No offer of a file or log file is available, any further thoughts please ? Thanks.

  northumbria61 13:59 24 Jan 13

The links may be a bit old but it appears you are not alone -

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You could try starting up and running it in safemode - enter link description here

  westgolf 12:56 25 Jan 13

Thanks for the info / suggestions.I have run sfc/scannow in safe mode & its exactly the same result.I have attempted to get to a file location (as per the links)- to show where things stall, but I am unable to get any file or log of the 79% sfc/scannow. Any further ideas please ? Thanks.

  compumac 14:02 25 Jan 13

Have a look here http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/134257-sfc-scannow-wont-finish.html This suggests using Restore to a previous time and it does seem to have worked according to the postings

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