System File Checker Not Working
I have run sfc /scan now on command prompt to check and ensure if there’s an error with my Windows XP Professional. But when I typed on the command prompt, nothing happens. I opened the Run command then type cmd on it, then type the exact command sfc /scan now. I tried doing it as the administrator but nothing happened. Every time I hit the enter key, the cursor will go down but it is not scanning. I tried to reset the SFC to its default, by typing sfc /scannow REVERT, but it does not change a thing. Sometimes this error appears; The RPC server is unavailable, but sometimes the cursor will just go down to the next line on the command prompt. How can I fix this? I want to ensure that my system is running correctly. And what does RPC server is unavailable means?
Windows File protection could not initiate a scan of protected system files.
Windows resource protection could not start the repair service.
You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility.
Here are my computer’s specifications:
Acer Aspire M1830
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core 3.0 GHz
RAM: 2GB DDR2
Display: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator
Hard Disk Drive: 320 GB
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Anti Virus: ESET Smart Security
Default Browser: Mozilla Firefox
I never tried running SFC before.
My friend just advice me to run this to correct all the errors and missing drivers on my computer.
Please send me detailed instructions.