sfc / scannow

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  1. Caz

    Caz New Member

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    Good evening,

    Have just completed a while ago, the above program. No idea really as to why I ran that particular program. I was simply looking for ideas as to perhaps give my newish PC a shot in the arm as it had become rather sluggish over the 5 months I have had it. Being a retired old fogey, the resultant file generated by sfc / scannow is a little meaningless but thankfully contains no mention of any corrupted files.

    If anyone can take a quick look at the log, would you recommend any further action by me?

    sfc scannow.JPG

    and the log file

    Not sure if the log file is going to be attached! It is just over 800k in size.

    If not, if anyone can advise how to upload the log, I should be grateful.

    Thanks
    Caz
     

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  2. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    Most of it looks ok to me:
    1. it did have issues getting to the internet but that could just be that your machine was doing something else at the time.
    2. there are a lot of files that you don't own on this system... is there more than one persons account or a network/ external storage drive attached?
     
  3. Sonny

    Sonny Fantastic Member

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    You might try and run this command as an admin and after running it rerun sfc /scannow.

    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
     
  4. Caz

    Caz New Member

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    Thank you for your replies.

    ussnorway:
    1. Not really unless background tasks such as Skype, antivirus program, Epson printer monitor, wife using tablet.
    2. I do have an external HD for storing photos and old files. By network, is this referring to tablet, wifi printer, old Dell Zino connected to non-Smart TV?

    Sonny:
    Ran the "dism" program which completed successfully.
    Ran the "sfc" which completed and this time the log file is much different but I couldn't say whether it tells me the computer is clean enough or whether any further action is necessary.

    [​IMG]

    and the new log file was huge, too large for the forum and therefore has been zipped.

    Thanks and regards
    Caz
     

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  5. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    these tests will not speed up your system... I'd start by turning off software that you don't need at boot time and then work from there.
    press [windows key] + [x] then press [t] and pick the startup tab
    Screenshot (32).
    from here you can turn things off without un-installing them and see how that effects your bootup time... this does NOT stop you using the software whenever you want it but just tells it not to auto-start at boot.

    p.s. post a screenshot if you want and we will tell you what each program does.

    Yes that would slow down your internet... the skype and anti-virus could each do it on there own.

    Yes thats a network and would explain why the scan cann't access all the areas.
     
  6. Caz

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    Thanks again and for clarifying part of the reason why sfc /scannow can be affected by the existence of a network amongst various other factors.

    As requested, here is my Startup Tab:

    [​IMG]

    Already I see I can most likely improve performance by disabling our SatNav as we probably update it only once a month. If Skype was disabled, would we miss video calls from relatives and friends? I was under the impression that Skype had to be running so that others can see you are online.

    Thanks and regards
    Caz
     
  7. Josephur

    Josephur Windows Forum Admin
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    The INF file mentioned in your CBS sfc log references a Cannon Inkjet printer.
     
  8. Caz

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    Weird for I don't have a Canon printer but did have several years ago.

    Thanks.
     
  9. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    Yes and no... Skype needs to be on to work but people can see when you are on or off so they won't ring you if you show as being off-line.

    as for the start ups I'd recommed turning off the red ones now and then testing the blue ones to see how they affect your system times.
    trmhc7L.
     
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    Thanks.

    I set to "Disabled" those marked red and also decided to disable TomTom. I then robooted the computer and so far, everything seems fine.

    Will reported back should the problem re-occur.

    Again, thanks and kind regards
    Caz
     

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