Any programs to check OS files???

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Any programs to check OS files???

Postby jmstacey » Thu May 23, 2002 6:40 am

Now, I went and deleted a whole lot of files from my computer. I think I accidentaly deleted some needed file by my OS (Win ME). Is there anyway to check if they were important and I need them. I don't really want to reinstall my os. So far at least, everything works :D
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Thu May 23, 2002 8:22 am

Not within Window ME, Windows 98 had a tool called SFC, that was not included with Windows ME, that could do the job but they removed it for some reason.
You could run setup from the cab files. Overright your current install. Stops you from losing data (if that is your concern) but programs have to be reinstalled.
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Postby jmstacey » Thu May 23, 2002 8:28 am

Can I download the SFC program somewhere?
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Postby jeffa469 » Thu May 23, 2002 6:08 pm

WindowsME replaced SFC with SFP(system file protection). If you delete a system file it's automatically replaced, which can cause problems of it's own(ME can replace DLLs and such with it's prefered versions). Long and short if it is ; it's not likely you're missing critical systems files as ME makes it much tougher to get rid of em. More likely a Borked registry is causing problems. If you could copy SFC from a win98 disc it might just work in ME, but I've never tried it. SFP is effectively the same thing except it automatically fixes the problems it finds(so they say) and is always running.
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Postby jmstacey » Thu May 23, 2002 6:18 pm

I deleted the file because it was the source for a bad update on cnets catcup. It fixed the problem once I deleted it and I guess it wasn't a required file because it still hasn't come back :D
Thanks for the SFP infor jeffa469!!!
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Postby Aussie » Thu May 23, 2002 8:40 pm

System File Checker still exists in WinMe it's just been moved.

Start/Run/Msconfig.

You'll find it in there somewhere, maybe an Advanced section or something - it's a while since I've fiddled with an ME machine but I do remember stumbling across it in Msconfig.


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