When I perform an OS recovery (Windows Vista Home Premium; 32 bit) on my HP laptop (Pavillion dv9543cl), and prior to any attempts at updating, I run the SFC (sfc /scannow) test; the paraphrased response is that 'errors were detected, but could not be repaired'. As I updated the Windows OS, the inability of the Windows Resource Protection program was run after each time the computer was restarted with the same result until 100+ updates were installed. Even when all updates required for the Service Pack 1, same message was obtained when the SFC was run. Finally, after installation of Service Pack 1, I received the following message:
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log
I can use the computer for a week or longer with no indication of a corrupt file when I run the SFC test daily. Occasionally, something happens to cause corrupt files, however, I have yet to proceed to the next step; any suggestions.
As an aside, I recently checked a new HP Pavillion laptop which had the 64 bit version of Windows Vista Home Premium and attempted the same SFC tests. Interestingly, I found that the success which I had achieved with my older 32 bit laptop was unachievable on that instrument even after it was completely updated several months ago (because of my concerns for security, I decided it was probably not a good idea to keep that instrument). While I like many aspects of the performance of my older instrument, I would appreciate any suggestions as to the appropriate way to recover and interpret the CBS log files. It would seem as though some software included by the manufacturer in the new product is presenting a problem. As an aside, it may be that I should formulate this as a question regarding a proper technique for removal of all the manufacturer-supplied junk-ware other than appropriate drivers.