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How to find repaired files by reading CBS.LOG

I ran sfc /scannow Get the message Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. For online repairs, details are included in the CBS log file located at windir\Logs\...
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System File Checker reporting errors on fresh install, should I be worried?

I just finished building/upgrading my PC and clean installed Windows 10. Soon I got a "Page fault in nonpaged area" BSOD and flicering/vibrating screen after restart where I couldn't click ...
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What is the purpose of the DISM /RestoreHealth parameter and SFC?

What is the purpose of the DISM /RestoreHealth parameter and the SFC /ScanNow parameter? How do they correlate to one another? In what order should they be run? Why does the order sequence matter ...
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Can I repair Windows 10 v1909 system files with a v2004 ISO?

I have a laptop running Windows 10 v1909 with system file corruption that DISM and SFC are not able to repair. Can I repair it with a v2004 ISO image, without upgrading to the newer version?
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What does “offline boot directory” refer to in the /OFFBOOTDIR SFC option?

There are bunch of tutorials/instructions out there how to SFC-scan a Windows (Vista+) installation other than one booted, e.g. Sfc.exe /ScanNow /OffBootDir=E:\ /OffWindir=D:\Windows /OfflogFile=E:\...
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How to execute DISM from Windows 10 PE on Win 10 system with Windows Update / Microsoft as source only?

I've got a corrupt Windows 10 installation (SFC noted Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix someo of them...) so I tried to run DISM, from a Windows 10 PE USB ...
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Does DISM CheckHealth need either internet or Windows ISO to give an accurate result?

Using an elevated command prompt, on a PC without an internet connection or a downloaded Windows 10 ISO, I entered: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth It takes a few seconds, with the result: ...
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Fix for Automatic Repair Infinite Blue Screen Loop - Failure to Boot: Dell Inspiron 7570

I was able to fix the infinite looping blue screen of Automatic Repair on my Dell Inspiron 7570, running Win10 in April 2020, after many fruitless hours of research and phone support from Dell (to ...
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Server 2012 - Unable to install Windows Updates

We are having issues installing windows updates(we use Ivanti to install updates) on Server 2012. SharePoint 2013 is installed on this server. An example is KB4540726 won't install. Manually ...
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Windows 10 machine issues, instability, unreliable test results

I have two HP Elitebook 8540w machines. With the main machine (machine I use every day) if I run sfc /scannow it returns Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of ...
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Error 0x80070780 - The file cannot be accessed by the system. How can I delete this folder?

When I try to delete the folder named C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\FocusHomeInteractiveSA.APlagueTaleInnocence-Window_1.0.5.0_x64__4hny5m903y3g0 I get the error... The file cannot be accessed by ...
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Why Does SFC Always Get Stuck On This One File?

When I boot Windows the log shows then instead of the login screen it shows a black screen with a cursor. The same thing happens with safe mode. When running Startup Repair the SrtTrail.txt says a ...
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What Should SFC Point To When Running From Recovery?

I am booting into the Windows Recovery Environment from an install USB to try to repair my system files. My Windows drive is mounted as F:\ so I am running: dism.exe /Image:F:\ /Cleanup-Image /...
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Fixing Windows Update being unable to install updates while sfc and dism are unusable

At some point in the lifetime of my PC Desktop system I got two bluescreens in a row while playing video games. Following that I managed to stop the system from crashing by rewireing all hardware but ...
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Why Won't Event Viewer, System Information, System Configuration apps launch off the Start menu on my Windows 2016 Server on Azure?

It seems I cannot start Event Viewer, System Information, and System Configuration when I click the Start menu and start typing in their names to search for them; clicking their icons when they appear ...
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Unable to boot into Windows 8.1 after repeated bsod

I have a 6yr old Lenovo laptop. It suddenly started giving me repeated blue screen on trying to startup, and I wasn't able to boot into Windows at all. I created a Windows 8.1 ISO on USB flash drive ...
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“chkdsk /r” to confirm no error OR “chkdsk /f” to avoid heavy loading to HDD?

Recently I got "Reallocation Event Count" (C4) warning in SMART test for my notebook harddisk(HDD). I've cloned the whole HDD sector-by-sector to a brand new one using a external HDD docking. Then I ...
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sfc /scannow: What does “Duplicate ownership for directory” mean and how do I fix it?

I'm running WIndows 10 version 1709 (OS Build 16299.248). When I run sfc /scannow, it results in: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are ...
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Updated Windows, now keep getting logged off. Can log in in Safe Mode

So I finally got around to installing the latest update to Windows this morning, and am getting logged out fairly shortly after logging in, depending on what I do. So I'm going to list all the ...
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Windows - can't run “sfc /scannow”, because another maintenance task is in progress

I tried to fix a friends laptop by repairing corrupt system files with sfc /scannow but I always get a message saying something like "there is another maintenance in progress" please try it later. But ...
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SFC does not work neither windows update and system reset return an error

TL;DR: sfc does not run even in offline mode, Windows update can't install updates, dism reports no error, Windows is unable to do a reset. What can I do fix this problem? I first noticed the problem ...
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SFC - System File Checker stuck at 23 24% - Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation

Running SFC after 2 Power Failures on Desktop Windows 8.1 Pro. Details here: Opera error “Can’t open user profile directory, because you lack sufficient privileges.” after Power Loss Additional ...
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SFC /SCANNOW: RPC server is unavailable

Not sure what's happened, but an old machine that we use for accounts has worked for years. There's no real updates for Windows XP anymore, so nothing should have changed. We don't use it for anything ...
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Windows 8.1 black screen with cursor, no safe mode, sfc not working

I'm trying to repair my computer from booting into a blackscreen through the CMD mode (safe mode isn't working), after seeing that Startup Repair couldn't repair my PC. When I type sfc /scannow, I get ...
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What hash type is used by DISM / SFC?

What hash type is represented below? Example 1: 0h+p0j3/Y9s1ly0mqtU741bzLjqz12mDQGKtVScMeKg= Example 2: uNryI5MYSV5U5O1NuFPGYexSxm2nLFrRXVqga+nQjw4= These hashes came from the CBS.log file after ...
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Windows 8.1 absolutely broken - can't repair, refresh, reset & upgrade

I've recently started to notice problems in Windows 8.1, when I couldn't launch my Visual Studio 2015. Being totally fed up with that, I decided to reinstall windows. (problem with VS was unrepairable ...
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What is blocking sfc from running if there are no violations?

I have a handful of Win7 Pro x64 machines with the same problem. Something is causing Windows to malfunction in different ways but it seems to be settings or parameters set up rather than corruption. ...
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Windowsupdate failure for specific packages

A computer at work is driving me batty. It running Win7 x64 Enterprise on a Intel Xeon processor). KB3102429 (v2) has been failing for the past few months, several times a day, cluttering up the HDD ...
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Is there a way to cancel sfc /scannow in windows 7?

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 /...
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Why won't my Windows 7 machine boot?

A couple of months ago, my Win7 PC unexpectedly became unable to boot normally. I'm able to boot into the various Safe Modes, but everything else fails (including what is sometimes called a "clean ...
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DrUpdate.dll error in sfc /scannow

I have an issue with sfc /scannow. It finishes the verification process and informs me of errors there were unable to be fixed. I looked into CBS.log file and I found four entries related to drupdate....
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how to resolve “system repair pending” in Win7

My PC running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit suddenly fails to boot normally. I'm able to boot into Safe Mode w/ Networking, but I can't boot normally even after using msconfig.exe to disable ...
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Windows 10 DISM cannot find files, even with ISO mounted

After running sfc /SCANNOW in my Windows 10 Pro installation, and getting "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log ...
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Windows Won't Start - Help Analyzing CBS.log please

Good day, Helping a friend with Windows load issue where I'm receiving STOP: c000021a error blue screen of death while Windows is loading. Following online instructions, I've run sfc /scannow ...
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Windows 10 corrupt files issue error 0x800f081f

After running sfc /scannow in cmd, I get the error message : " Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them." Looking at the details in the log, this set of ...
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Cannot repair member file - Windows 7

I have a Dell laptop in front of me running Windows 7. the main problem is that when I click "computer" from the start menu trying to find a file on the (C:) drive Windows Explorer crashes. Also these ...
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Cannot start SFC

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 ...
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Windows 10: sfc and dism cannot repair corruption

There are several posts along this line, but the fixes that answered other questions did not solve my problem. Windows 10 Pro Upgraded from W7 Pro, then did a "Reset", as I was having some ...
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Repair file detected as corrupted by System File Checker

I ran the sfc /scannow today on the system and it returned the following: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log ...
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Some Microsoft Edge files are corrupted - where do we find known good versions?

We used the System File Check tool to determine that the following are corrupt. This KB article suggests replacing the files with "known good versions." Where do we find known good versions of the ...
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Windows 10 SFC and DISM errors

First of all, I know this is a duplicate but there was no real answer to the other question Windows 10 DISM error: 0x800f081f and I'm still not allowed to comment. :/ My original problem is an ...
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Cannot boot computer in normal or safe mode to run sfc/scannow

I need to run sfc/scannow on my PC. I can get to the command prompt within the recovery options in Windows 10. (when it fails during bootup - the automatic repair GUI). However, I cannot boot ...
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Windows 10 DISM error: 0x800f081f

I have been trying to run sfc /scannow in cmd but have been unsuccessful. Therefore, after some research on the Internet, I turned to the following command: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth ...
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How do I locate uncorrupted versions of corrupted files after running sfc /scannow

I had some corrupted system files. I have run sfc /scannow several times, and Dism ... RestoreHealth (followed by sfc /scannow again). This has fixed nearly everything, but I am left with the ...
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Windows update fails with error 80073712, how to fix?

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1. Since patch Tuesday, it mysteriously freezes for about 4 minutes shortly after every bootup. There's barely enough time to log in before it happens. I tried a System ...
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Manually replacing corrupt Windows file

The results of my recent SFC scan have returned bad: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. ...
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KB3022345 utc.app.json & telemetry - Patch not sticking

I have a Windows 7 laptop that keep crashing to blue screen. This has been happening intermittently for 3-4 weeks. After looking online I ran an "sfc /scannow" to check for corrupt files. The scan ...
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How to Repair Corrupt System Files from a Installation Disc OR Manual

I'm using Windows 8.1 x64, build 6.3.9600.17031, using the Command Prompt with administrator privileges. sfc /scannow returns: ...found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. and dism /...
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How can I repair my component store in Windows 8.1 with a downloaded image using dism.exe?

I'm running Windows 8.1 and I get the following error when I try to repair my system: PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth /logpath:D:\Downloads\dismlog.txt ...
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WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR even on fresh Windows 8.1

Short summary: Windows 8.1 Blank screen on boot, after System Restore gets bugcheck 0x124: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR, argument 0x00: MCA error. Possibly related earlier minidump (it won't generate ...