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Vista issue using sfc /scannow RRS feed

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  • 1.  I tried to run sfc /scannow and got the log message. I do not know how to post it, as it is too long, and I don't know which parts to truncate, and which are vital to diagnose what they say.  A lot of them at the end say something like
    " CSI    00000116 Ignoring duplicate ownership for directory [l:58{29}]"\??\C:\Windows\System32\he-IL"  where there is a duplicate ownership for various directories.
    2.  I cannot run the index automatically in the search box, and my searches usually end with not found).....  Please note that I cloned my 320 mg hard drive to a 750 mg hard drive to give me more space.  How do I fix the issues?
    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Saturday, August 27, 2011 10:51 PM Moved to more appropriate forum category (From:Windows Vista Deployment and Imaging)
    Saturday, August 27, 2011 2:49 AM

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  • Hi,

    I suggest perform In-Place Upgrade:

    Note: After performing In-Place Upgrade, your personal data and installed programs usually will not be removed but we may need to run Windows Update to install all the available updates for your system to update these system files to the current version. This troubleshooting process is time consuming. Your patience is highly appreciated.

    As to the steps of In-Place Upgrade, I still would like to explain that it will reinstall all system files with this method. You may need to reinstall some applications to upgrade some files to a higher version, because they may be replaced during the installation of Windows. It will take about two hours to repair. Your personal files and settings will be kept as they were after the installation. However, it is always recommended to backup the important information and files to other partitions or other disks before doing it.

    If you would like to perform the In-place Upgrade, let’s refer to the following steps.

    1. Start the computer by using the current Operating System.

    2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD in the computer's DVD drive.

    3. Use one of the following procedures, as appropriate:

    If Windows automatically detects the DVD, the Install now screen appears. Click Install now.

    If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:

    a. Click Start, type Drive:\setup.exe, and then click OK.

    Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer's DVD drive.

    b. Click Install now.

    4. When you reach the "Which type of installation do you want?" screen, click Upgrade to upgrade the current operating system to Windows Vista.


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    Friday, September 2, 2011 6:18 AM
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  • Disks for vista did not come with my computer.  I will look to see if I may have backups of the system made when I purchased it, but I doubt I did it.  (I have several computers, and cannot remember if I made them).  If I cannot locate them, then what?
    SR Peterson
    Sunday, September 4, 2011 8:59 PM
  • Hi,

    If no disk, we can repair the system.

    A workaround is to reinstall SP1 and SP! will help replace most system files with the latest version.

    Windows Vista Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista 32-bit (Size: 544.3MB)
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f559842a-9c9b-4579-b64a-09146a0ba746&DisplayLang=en

    Regards,


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    Monday, September 5, 2011 7:08 AM
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