Description of the System File Checker Tool (Sfc.exe)

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This article describes the System File Checker tool in Windows 98.


System File Checker checks for damaged or replaced system files, and then prompts you to replace any files that do not match the original Windows 98 files.

To start System File Checker, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, click System Information, and then click System File Checker on the Tools menu.
  2. Click one of the following options:
    Scan For Altered Files
    Extract One File From Installation Disk
    NOTE: If you click Extract One File From Installation Disk, you can specify the file you want to extract.

  3. Click Settings, choose the configuration you want to use in System File Checker Settings, click OK, and then click Start.
For additional information about how to use the System Information tool in Windows 98, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
184075 Description of Microsoft System Information (Msinfo32.exe) Tool


Article ID: 185836 - Last Review: May 7, 2007 - Revision: 1.4
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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