Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

SFC wierdness

by tcantrelln / June 23, 2004 9:25 PM PDT

Winxp pro-sp1 box with some age, regular maintenance, late yesterday ran sfc /scannow, rebooted and the display came up minimum size, 4bit color and no change options, restored to earlier in the day and it was fine, repeated SFC, back to 4 bit, reinstalled Geforce4 drivers-back to normal 32 bit-etc etc, ran sfc, back to 4 bit, restored from 2 day old ghost image, all good, ran sfc, back to 4 bit, redid Geforce drivers, back to 32 bit..... whats up??? same XP CD used other times other places -no problems.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: SFC wierdness
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: SFC wierdness
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: SFC wierdness
by Cursorcowboy / June 24, 2004 12:37 AM PDT
In reply to: SFC wierdness

Perhaps from these reading and performing some experimenting, perhaps the drivers which you mention are replace or rather settings changed, is caused by corruption in the described folder, or perhaps the drivers being used are really old.

1. Typically, Driver Verifier is used by device driver developers to make sure that their driver passes the hardware quality test. Drive Verifier begins with a screen which allows you to select one of the following five tasks, that if changed, will take effect after the next boot.

Warning: Microsoft recommends that you use this tool with caution.

a. Create standard settings - this will select a standard set of Driver Verifier options and then allow you to choose which drivers will be verified.

b. Create custom settings - this allows you to activate any of Driver Verifier's actions and choose which drivers will be verified.

c. Delete existing settings - this will cause all of Driver Verifier's options to be deactivated and delete the list of drivers being verified.

d. Display existing settings - this will display the nonvolatile Driver Verifier settings the options selected and the drivers selected for verification.

e. Display information about the currently-verified drivers - this will display statistics related to Driver Verifier's actions.

2. Supplemental reading:

Note: Please ensure all appropriate internal links from each reference is noted.

a. "Fatal System Error: 0x000000C4 If Deadlock Detection in Driver Verifier Is Turned on and Norton Antivirus Is Installed (Q325672)."

b. "Driver Verifier Manager (Windows XP and later)" - an MSDN article.

3. The article [Q310747] discusses and describes the Beta release of System File Checker (Sfc.exe), a command-line tool that examines protected system files and restores the correct versions by using backups stored in the Dllcache folder or files copied from the operating system CD. Protected files include those with .sys, .dll, .exe, .ttf, .fon and .ocx file name extensions. Due to disk space considerations, storing all protected files in the Dllcache folder might not be practical especially on computers with limited storage space. Therefore, the system may require and prompt for the operating system CD. In addition, SFC can be used to repopulate the %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache folder if the contents become damaged or unusable.

4. The extensive article [Q222193] explains that Windows File Protection (WFP) prevents programs from replacing critical system files which must not be overwriten that are used by the OS and by other programs. Please note that WFP may record events to the system event log noting file replacement attempt that may lead to concluding certain anomalies.

Collapse -
Re: SFC wierdness
by Cetin Denislam / June 24, 2004 12:53 AM PDT
In reply to: SFC wierdness

You're playing too much with images. Probable it's a corruption in the cache folder. Try the following procedure:

Click Start, Run type cmd and press Enter. Type the following command and press Enter

sfc /purgecache

After the operation completion type the following command and press Enter.

sfc /scannow

Note

The procedure needs the installation files (i386 folder).


Good Luck,

Cetin


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,


T. S. Eliot

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.