Run System File Checker in XP

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  1. stueycaster

    stueycaster Registered Member

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    Here is a suggestion that might help those who are having trouble with their XP computers. Sometimes Windows files can become corrupted by third party applications. There is a way to fix this. Do this:

    1. Put your XP installation disk in your CD drive

    2. When it comes up on the screen click: Exit

    3. Click Start/Run then type in: sfc /scannow and hit Enter.

    This will run the System File Checker and fix any corrupted Windows files. It has made my computer run better a couple times now.

    I don't know if this is a Vista thing or not. Maybe some Vista expert can tell us how to do it.

    Update: Vista users go here: http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2231/vista_run_system_file_checker
     
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    stueycaster Registered Member

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    You people who are having so much trouble with ESS and EAV really need to try this at least once. It really works. I've read quite a few posts where people said their problems were fixed with a Windows reinstall. Using System File Checker can sometimes save you from having to do that.

    http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_system_file_checker_and_how_do_i_run_it.html

    http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_File_Checker

    Just a few days ago my computer started acting up. The worst problem was that it kept losing my multimedia keyboard software. I reinstalled the software a couple times. There were other glitches too that i can't remember exactly. I ran SFC and it has been running great ever since.

    Except for the "View workgroup computers" issue ESS is running perfectly on my system.
     
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