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Finding and Replacing Corrupt MS System Files

Have you ever uncovered one or more corrupt system files in your Microsoft Windows Operating System? I hate having to replace the Microsoft Operating System regardless of what version of Windows I replace it with. Fortunately I've only had one instance of a corrupt system file and accidentally replaced it with an older version of the file. I was lucky because it only caused problems with one program I was using.

My main concern when faced with replacing Windows is that I'll have to re-install all the programs I've been using such as the word processing program, the program to extract pictures from our digital camera, etc. If I upgrade to a later version of Windows, then I might have to purchase later versions of these programs.

I have one program that conserves RAM, accelerates writes to disk, cleans up system clutter, corrects registry errors, replaces drivers, etc. Recently I started searching for a program that replaces corrupt Microsoft System Files. I was happy to find out that a program exists in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

The program is a MS DOS program that can be executed at the MS DOS command prompt. It is the Scan File Command (SFC). It not only scans the disk but it also finds corrupt Microsoft system files and replaces them. To learn more details about it, go to your MS DOS prompt and type SFC /?.

I hope this helps people whose system files have been damaged by malware or viruses. Only one note: The SFC command takes quite a while to execute. It performs one of the most thorough scans of the drive I have come across.

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