SFC & corrupted files: shock results on successive SFC runs
by ParrotSlave - 4/30/11 2:04 PM
One of the glitches in Vista is that certain system files get corrupted, such as autochk.exe. There are some convoluted fixes for those issues, since SFC cannot fix all of them. I spent several months emailing MS tech support back and forth trying to fix such issues, and their only fix eventually was a reinstall. Reimage finally came out with a 64-bit version, and it didn't work at first either. SFC would still find corrupted files that it could not fix. Then I had the brainstorm, knowing how picky Vista is about user accounts, to run Reimage in admin first, then in my user account, and, for the first time since a clean install, SFC is able to fix all the corrupted files, AND, chkdsk now works. Glory. But the spooky thing is that, running SFC right after Reimage, it STILL finds corrupted files, but it is able to fix them. I had the brainstorm of running SFC again and again, immediately, and, guess what: having done nothing else on the computer, SFC keeps finding corrupted files (but at least fixes them). Either there is a problem with SFC, which I doubt, or some kind of system or other process is continuously causing file corruption, like a hash mismatch. What could this be?