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armstrong

Dell Dimension 8300 running XP Home sp1.I have tried to run scannow, which has always worked in the past, asking me to load the Win instalation disc. This time - and every time I try it - I see a mini black screen flash on and off, then nothing. Everything else is working fine.Any suggestions?

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b2cm

Did you type: sfc /scannow?Do Windows do a scan?o you get the WFP prompt for the Windows XP Service Pack 1 CD?

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armstrong
Did you type: sfc /scannow?Do Windows do a scan?o you get the WFP prompt for the Windows XP Service Pack 1 CD?

Yes, I typed that.No, no scan.No, no prompt. Nothing.

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armstrong

Have just solved problem by opening the command prompt and typing sfc /scannow there. Worked perfectly! Thanks anyway - and hope this may help someone else if they get the same problem.

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rbdietz
Have just solved problem by opening the command prompt and typing sfc /scannow there.  Worked perfectly!  Thanks anyway - and hope this may help someone else if they get the same problem.

If it works from a cmd window but not from the Run box, look for a mangled registry key -HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\SFC.exe

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