Vista SFC Failure

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Marko, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Marko

    Marko Guest

    When will Microsoft fix sfc /scannow ?

    SFC (system file checker) returns a corrupt files found but cant fix message
    on new PCs. I reformated the HD and restored my Vista OS to factory. I
    tested a number of new laptops from various manufactures and they all have
    the same error message. I called Microsoft support and tier 2 support spent
    days then told me that the OEMs are messing up Vista... :-(

    Did the OEMs add some spyware or modify the SFC utility? Why isn't there a
    fix for this very important repair utility?

    C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow

    Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

    Beginning verification phase of system scan.
    Verification 99% complete.Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files
    but was unable to fix some of them.
    Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
    C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log
     
    Marko, Mar 3, 2008
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  2. Marko

    Charlie42 Guest

    I believe they already have, it will be distributed as part of SP1 through
    Windows Update this month (English) or in april (other).
    The error with SFC hanging at 99% has been reported multiple times, and
    judging from the SP1 feedback I have read, it has now been corrected. By the
    way, with this bug you will probably not find any errors reported in the log
    file either

    Charlie42.
     
    Charlie42, Mar 3, 2008
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  3. Marko

    Tom Lake Guest

    If that's true then MSDN is messing up Vista, too. The copies (both 32 and
    64 bit) I downloaded from there do the same thing.

    Tom Lake
     
    Tom Lake, Mar 3, 2008
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  4. Marko

    Marko Guest

    Charlie, I have tested this with a new HP Vista Business (64bit - SP1
    installed).

    SFC fails with the same message. Its not fixed.

    Marko
     
    Marko, Mar 3, 2008
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  5. Marko

    Marko Guest

    Tom, Are any Vista applications getting the appcrash or does your event view
    show other corrupt applications?

    I get appcrashes on Outlook 2007, iexplorer, explorer, ...
    Quickbooks : The description for Event ID 4 from source QuickBooks cannot be
    found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your
    local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair
    the component on the local computer.
    (I have reinstalled Quickbooks several times with support from their techs
    and they say Vista is the problem.)

    MS support says wait for SP1 - SP1 is on the new OEM PCs now shipping and
    this is still a major problem.
     
    Marko, Mar 3, 2008
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  6. Marko

    Charlie42 Guest

    I am sorry to hear that, I was left with the impression MSFT had gotten this
    sorted out.

    The first bug reports pointed to KB941600 (an USB components update) as
    being the cause of the problem. This is the problem I found on my Vista
    machines, SFC worked prior to that update. From what I read in other replies
    here, there may be conflicts with other software as well, but I would check
    out the USB update on your system first.

    MVP Kristian M. Kenney's original post:
    http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...366-6E527B0FBA67&lang=en&cr=US&sloc=en-us&p=1

    From the knowledge base: KB941600:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941600

    Charlie42
     
    Charlie42, Mar 3, 2008
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  7. Marko

    PaulM Guest

    I just tested it on my computer with sp1 and KB 941600 installed and SFC
    /scannow works fine here.
     
    PaulM, Mar 3, 2008
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  8. Hello,
    This is fixed with Windows Vista SP1.

    That scenario with SFC, the error message is misleading.
    SFC is looking a temp folder for some driver files, but they were removed
    since they were in a temp folder.
    It is not reporting the files are missing from their intended location in
    this instance.
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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    |> > Charlie, I have tested this with a new HP Vista Business (64bit -
    |> > SP1 installed).
    |> >
    |> > SFC fails with the same message. Its not fixed.
    |>
    |> I am sorry to hear that, I was left with the impression MSFT had gotten
    this
    |> sorted out.
    |>
    |> The first bug reports pointed to KB941600 (an USB components update) as
    |> being the cause of the problem. This is the problem I found on my Vista
    |> machines, SFC worked prior to that update. From what I read in other
    replies
    |> here, there may be conflicts with other software as well, but I would
    check
    |> out the USB update on your system first.
    |>
    |> MVP Kristian M. Kenney's original post:
    |>
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=micros
    oft.public.windows.vista.performance_maintenance&tid=d0bce3ad-c992-4f2b-8a6f
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    |> From the knowledge base: KB941600:
    |> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941600
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    |> Charlie42
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    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Mar 3, 2008
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  9. That hasn't been my experience to be honest. Have you checked if the drives
    are all from the same batch and thus possibly faulty? Also, SFC will crap
    out whenever there is a bad enough sector error that needs to have a chkdsk
    /r go over to fix before running sfc. You might try that and then SFC after
    that to see if it helps.
     
    Diamontina Cocktail, Mar 6, 2008
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