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I started up SFC, with SFC /scannow, and it wants a cd. I don't have one on me right now. I just want to kill the window.

I may run SFC later. But how do I get rid of it? whether I click retry or cancel it doesn't go.

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fortunately sfc in win7 doesn't ask for a cd – barlop Nov 5 '15 at 13:03
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I was able to hit "Cancel" to the lower box in the first screenshot, and then "Cancel" in the upper one, but I can see that if it pulled up another file instantly, you might not be able to do that.

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I then went to Task Manager, right-clicked and clicked "Go To Process", and that brought me to the "winlogon.exe" process, which you CANNOT kill.

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So I logged out thinking that would kill it, but then I logged back in (No Fast User Switching), and it STILL was there.

So on one try, I think I may have what you want: In the past, I have always hit "Cancel" as in the one asking for the CD first, but this time, I hit Cancel for the Main one, and it ended it, leaving the CD one sitting on the screen, and then I canceled that one too. Give that a try.

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You need to look at the processes tab. – CGA Aug 1 '11 at 20:10
@CGA I gave a solution at the end, but when you click on Go To Process, it takes you to the process tab, but as I explained, you CANNOT kill the winlogon.exe process, which is what is running sfc. Your comment and answer are incorrect as they are impossible. – KCotreau Aug 1 '11 at 20:12
@barlop I added ALL the things I did, and HOW I did them, so if my last paragraph did not work for you, you would not need to repeat them. – KCotreau Aug 1 '11 at 20:14
Not sure it will work though since I see it's the windows file protection that's kicking in. – CGA Aug 1 '11 at 20:15
Yes you're right. I get 2 windows, and if you click cancel in the main window first, then in the window that asks for Retry, then it works. As you said. Accepted and +1. – barlop Aug 1 '11 at 20:23

:>It is posible save the following code in file naming "CLEAR.VBS" :>Then call this file through the given command using cmd or batch file :>please change %CD% to the path to the clear.vbs if it is not the current directory.

START "" WSCRIPT //B "%CD%\CLEAR.VBS" "%CD%.Flag_SafeToDel"

==>This following is the code paste it in notepade and SAVE File AS CLEAR.VBX

' Clears WFP message
const win="Windows File Protection"
const wi2="Unable To Locate Component"
set arg=wscript.arguments
if arg.count then
 else WScript.Quit
end if
set w=wscript.createobject("")
set f=wscript.createobject("scripting.filesystemobject")
while x > 0
 if w.appactivate(win) then
  w.sendkeys "{ESC}"
  w.sendkeys "{TAB}{ENTER}"
 end if
 if w.appactivate(wi2) then
  w.sendkeys "{ESC}{TAB}{ENTER}"
 end if
 if f.fileexists(flg) then
 end if
 wscript.sleep 333
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Try ending the SFC process in the Task Manager. It can be access via alt+control+delete, or right clicking on the taskbar.

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The traditional expression for the 3 finger salute, which one would use to restart after a BSOD, is ctrl-alt-delete – barlop Aug 1 '11 at 21:03

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