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Rebuilding SFC in Vista...

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March 25, 2010 9:39:02 PM

Some months ago I ran sfc because I supposedly had some corruption in my system files. It didn't really work and in the process I went to purge the sfc cache in order to rebuild it. It purged the cache but also failed to rebuild it. I want to get the system files fixed before 04/13/2010 for obvious reasons and I really don't want to do a system restore from the recovery partition if I don't have to. Gateway, who made my computer, was completely worthless and tried refering me to their pay for number.

It's a Gateway GM5478 PC running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit. I had it for about two years and I was wondering how I would go about forcing SFC to ask for the DVD so I can either restore the files or the cache.

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April 7, 2010 3:16:25 AM

Theres no way to force Vista to ask for the DVD? Or to point to my DVD drive or Recovery Partition where the files are?
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April 7, 2010 4:21:22 AM

You have to change the first boot device in the BIOS, to make it boot off the DVD.

If you have a recovery partition, and know the keystroke, that will reinstall windows.
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