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    How do I stop SFC

    I recently ran "SFC /scanboot". After that had completed I entered the command line "SFC /cancel "but to no effect. On every reboot the SFC screen comes up.
    How can I stop this?

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    Go to Start>Run> and type: sfc /revert : Click ok or hit enter key and reboot. This will stop all sfc functions...
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    Thanks Ridgerunr. That works.

    My 1400 page QUE manual gives the following syntax for SFC:

    sfc [/scanonce] [/scanboot] [/cancel] [/quiet]

    The cancel switch does not workfor me but your switch [/revert]does.
    Now noted in manual.
    Thanks for resolving my annoyance.

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    Glad it helped...
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    What does the "SFC /scanboot do ?

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    Code:
    C:\>sfc /?
    
    Microsoft(R) Windows XP Windows File Checker Version 5.1
    (C) 1999-2000 Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved
    
    Scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
    
    SFC [/SCANNOW] [/SCANONCE] [/SCANBOOT] [/REVERT] [/PURGECACHE] [/CACHESIZE=x]
    
    
    /SCANNOW        Scans all protected system files immediately.
    /SCANONCE       Scans all protected system files once at the next boot.
    /SCANBOOT       Scans all protected system files at every boot.
    /REVERT         Return scan to default setting.
    /PURGECACHE     Purges the file cache.
    /CACHESIZE=x    Sets the file cache size.
    Safe computing is a habit, not a toolkit.

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    Thanks Tuttle .

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    Thanks Tuttle.
    I did manage to find and print that Microsoft article after I had Ridgerunr's advice. It is now inside my XP Manual.
    It is often a game of patience to find information at Microsoft. I had spent hours looking for it before I took the easy option and called the Virtual Doctors.

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    It's not an article -- just run "sfc /?" (without quotes) at a command prompt. Most command-line tools work the same way, or offer something similar.
    Safe computing is a habit, not a toolkit.

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