Does sfc /scannow work in Vista. I have entered it in the search field and nogo. I get a error message from time to time of a missing gdiplus.dll and Vista will not complete its boot after selecting a user. Any Ideas where I could find this file compatible with Windows Vista 64bit. Or is this not a system dll file.
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dallascowboysworldchamps wrote:Does sfc /scannow work in Vista. I have entered it in the search field and nogo.Click the Start button and type command. Right click Command Prompt at the top of the left hand panel and choose Run as administrator. Type sfc /scannow at the prompt and press Enter.
Does sfc /scannow work in Vista. I have entered it in the search field and nogo.
Click the Start button and type command. Right click Command Prompt at the top of the left hand panel and choose Run as administrator. Type sfc /scannow at the prompt and press Enter.
Thanks for the response. I did run sfc scannow and all check ok. I attempted to verfyfile but it would not recognize file for I believe the file is not present. For some reason windows explorer is requesting this file at start up. This is a intermittent problem for sometimes I boot without issue
I believe gdiplus.dll is present but is well hidden (protected). The security bulletin at this link states as follows:
The Microsoft Windows GDI+ API (Gdiplus.dll) is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows that could result in remote code execution.
The Detailed Description mentions that the threat applies to Windows Vista.
I just did a search for gdiplus.dll on my system running Windows Vista HP 32-bit and got 17 hits. I used Windows Explorer Advanced Search set to Everywhere, with a tick in the box beside Include non-indexed, hidden, and system files.
14 instances are in C:\Windows\winsxs
1 instance in C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\Kernel\Office\PTTView
1 instance in C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\Kernel\photo
1 instance in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\Roxio Central33\Main
Obviously there is plenty of scope for trouble involving gdiplus.dll:smileysurprised:
All of mine were c:\windows\winsx
1. Is the error message a recent happening?
2. I expect the Event Viewer logs will help diagnosis.
Well I looked into the log but could not find an event that stated this dll. The log was rather large. I could not figure out how to delete the log, for I did not see a delete, or when I right clicked on a event delete was not an option. The event viewer is very confusing. Event viewer has change quite a bit since the last time I use it, so I guess I am gonna have to look into the Windows Vista Resource kit and see what it can explain for me. Oh I tried to delete the log so I could start with fresh log, and then I could check right after the error occurred to see what it might say. I could not remember the last time it errored so I will have to wait until it errors again.
Thanks I was able to clear the log files.