Posted on 2003-11-09
Hi! I've seen several references to the SFC /scannow command, and thought I'd try it out on my own machine. Was prompted to insert the original XP CD and did so. SFC took a while to run - it was busy checking files (presumably against the ones on my old CD), so I went into the kitchen for a minute to wash some dishes. When I returned a couple minutes later, instead of the expected prompt asking me if I wanted to replace the files on my hard drive that had newer versions with the older ones on the CD, I found the DOS command window I'd used to issue the command blank and awaiting my next instruction, which was, of course, EXIT. Presumably SFC did it's work without asking for confirmation. I just now did this, so haven't had a chance to check things out (though I did immediately do a Windows Update and found no irregularities), but they seem to be okay. I'm concerned, though, that SFC might have replaced some files that were modified or replaced with newer ones through Windows Update with the older ones that were on my CD. Does anyone know if this might have happened? I just made a system restore point a couple days ago, so I can revert to that if there's the possibility something got "retrograded." Got any insight or suggestions?
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