After launching the
sfc /scannow resource checker from a command prompt or a batch file, is there any way to cancel the process or does the process have to be left to complete?
In Windows XP,
sfc /cancel would allow this. However it does not appear to be the case in Windows 7.
I have tried
tasklist hoping to find the image name and then use
taskkill to kill it, but I cannot identify the
sfc /scannow process from the list.
Can anyone tell me which is the correct process to kill? Or is there another way to cancel the
To be clear: Ctrl+C only ends the command prompt readout but NOT the process. This can be seen as trying to run another
sfc /scannow after Ctrl+C gets the response
Another servicing or repair operation is currently running.