SFC Options Hacking or Replacing
Posted 12 October 2005 - 05:35 PM
Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:35 PM
there is the collake hack, which allows SFC to be turned on and off (modifies SFC.DLL).
there is the NON-collake hack, which can permanently switch SFC off (also modifies SFC.DLL).
side story, history of shutting SFC off
a russian friend of mine said that the collake hack was kind of useless to him because SFC switches back ON when the OS first boots, so he created a version that disables SFC.DLL for good.
his non-collake hack, documented on my site, has, believe it or not, been picked up all over the world and is now used in several software products that in some cases i am not permitted to name -- yet the guy who wrote the mods to the DLL prefers to go uncredited ah well, that's his choice.
there is also a re-written SFCFILES.DLL that empties out the list of protected files. it leaves SFC.DLL untouched, so technically, the system is running checks against an empty list. this method was created for people who don't want to hack files or want to incorporate the source code into their product (the source of my friend's DLL is supplied on my site). this hack was based on the work of Damian Bakowski who made a similar version of this file first (an italian reader directed my attention to damian's site; damian is polish).
(this almost sound like some kind of joke... an american, an italian, a russian, and a pole all join forces to shut off system file protection... )
anyway, you can run SFC.EXE with a scannow and non-hacked SFC and SFCFILES to do the file checking thing. i recommend keeping the unhacked SFC.DLL handy in your system32 directory, because i will admit that personally, i HATE it when i install a program and it replaces a bunch of my DLLs. it's not just the legacy apps, either. so, i replace SFC on my system with the original.
apologies in advance if this did not answer your question.
Posted 12 October 2005 - 11:36 PM
And yeah I think its answered, so basically recommendation to allow HFSlip to shut it down, then replace the SFC.dll after install to keep those bad programs from messing w/ your system.
And thanks Your guide is one of the easiest technical manuals I've read thru
Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:30 AM
Could this tool be a solution?
InUse is a command-line tool that performs on-the-fly replacement of files currently in use by the operating system. You must be a member of the Administrators group to use this tool.
InUse is primarily used to replace locked operating system files. After running the tool, the file specified is not replaced until the system is restarted. During restart, the system moves the file immediately after AUTOCHK is run, but before creating any paging files. This tool is useful for troubleshooting purposes, where you might need to replace an individual file on your computer instead of an entire set of files.
Posted 13 October 2005 - 09:06 AM
unless there has been a newer version released?
microsoft put the wrong file in it and never fixed their release (imagine that). open the program up with winrar or a similar program and have a look inside the Inuse archive.
Posted 13 October 2005 - 10:08 AM
Posted 13 October 2005 - 02:38 PM
Posted 13 October 2005 - 03:06 PM