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Ensign Riles Advanced Member

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#1 10 years ago

When I went to boot up my laptop for the first time since I got it 24 days ago I got the following error:

Root Cause Found: Boot critical file D:\windows\system32\drivers\sfsync02.sys is corrupt.

From what I understand this is a Starforce driver. Can it safely be deleted to fix this problem, or am I looking at a time consuming fix? I'm using 64 bit Windows 7.

I just noticed it's pointing towards the D drive, which would be my DVD drive. Of course it's going to be corrupt, nothing's there!




KoЯsakoff

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#2 10 years ago

Did you by any chance changed the drive letters?

Else I suggest you reinstall the drivers.. (Or if you are feeling really lucky, open the win registry)




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#3 10 years ago

I haven't changed anything. I didn't even know Starforce was installed on my computer.




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#4 10 years ago

If you've installed any newish games lately then you've installed Starforce. Something has to protect those games from copyright.

Sfsync02.sys error on bootup? - Yahoo! Answers

You will need to boot your computer from the original operating system CD/DVD or Recovery CD/DVD. Follow the instructions for the 'Recovery Console'. Once you get the DOS C: prompt you need to type "cd C:\Windows\System32\drivers" without the quotes. Now type "del sfsync02.sys" again without the quotes. Re-boot and hopefully your problem will be solved.

The first DOS instruction means - change directory to where the file is located.

The second instruction means - delete the file

A few user comments from another source says you can delete it ok and it should work...

This file is a protection/security for programs that are sold and utilize copy protection. ( For example UFO Aftershock Game Europe edition) Disable when not playing game, or your system crashes after installing game. JD Worth It is labelled as StarForce Protection Synchronization Driver. Starforce is a notorious copy-protection scheme used in some games. Version 2.10.0.0 appears 19,968 bytes in size. The file is located in Windows/System32/drivers directory and is left behind even after the Starforce protected game has been uninstalled. Atul

it prevented my computer from starting and i had to delete it by starting the computer in: last known good... dor Protection for games Knowingit

Causes serious crash on my 64bit system. Windows tells me to disable this driver as unsigned and cause of the problem. when i do it works fine again. Simon

http://www.file.net/process/sfsync02.sys.html