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Trying to run sfc /scannow on a Windows 7 Pro x64 PC and get the following error:

Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.

Tried running net start trustedinstaller to fix the sfc issue but get the following errors:

The Windows Modules Installer service is starting..
The Windows Modules Installer service could not be started.

A system error has occurred.

System error 999 has occurred.

Error performing inpage operation.

The Windows Modules Installer service is set to a Manual start.

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    999 = ERROR_SWAPERROR (Error performing inpage operation). So Windows can't read data from pagefile. Check your HDD for errors (SMART values, if they are fine, run chkdsk /r /f to detect and repair NTFS file system issues) – magicandre1981 Nov 24 '15 at 5:29
  • Ran the chkdsk scan on boot. Still getting the original error message "Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service" when trying to run sfc /scannow. – Ash Dec 3 '15 at 3:19
  • have you checked the SMART values with a tool kie this crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html ? – magicandre1981 Dec 3 '15 at 5:32
  • This issue has self-resolved. Chkdsk may have fixed it somehow. @magicandre1981 - please "answer" this question so that I can mark it complete. – Ash Dec 9 '15 at 2:41
  • ok, I posted it as answer. – magicandre1981 Dec 9 '15 at 5:21
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Error code 999 means

ERROR_SWAPERROR (Error performing inpage operation)

. So Windows can't read data from pagefile. Check your HDD for errors (SMART values with tools like CrystalDiskInfo, if they are fine, run chkdsk /r /f to detect and repair NTFS file system issues).

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