1.    16 Apr 2016 #1
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    Question about using "sfc" command


    I've noticed several comments about using "sfc". When entering the command prompt, you are in the Windows\system32 directory. Do you run "sfc" from there or do you close that directory and run from the C: prompt?
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  2.    16 Apr 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by milford View Post
    I've noticed several comments about using "sfc". When entering the command prompt, you are in the Windows\system32 directory. Do you run "sfc" from there or do you close that directory and run from the C: prompt?
    Yes, an administrative command prompt window will open at C:\WINDOWS\system32> and that's where you need to run it.
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  3.    16 Apr 2016 #3

    Simric´s advice will work, but I prefer PowerShell.

    Enter Task Manager and select File''Start New Task. Type powershell into the box that appears, and check the box giving you Admin Privileges. You have to wait several seconds for PowerShell to open. When it does, type sfc /scannow into the command line. It will take about an hour and a half to scan your computer for corrupted files.
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  4.    16 Apr 2016 #4
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    sfc can be run from any directory, as long as you're in the admin (elevated privilege) command environment, since c:\windowsystem32 is where sfc.exe resides and that folder is part of the default "path" environment variable. Yeah.... you can run sfc from admin command prompt and it MIGHT take 7 minutes like mine did or run it from powershell and it MIGHT take about 90 minutes like it did for Vince Massi. But, all differing variables which haven't been identified aside, as MS says in the sfc dialog: "This process will take some time."
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  5.    16 Apr 2016 #5
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    Thanks everyone. I'll consider this closed.
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