Questions tagged [sfc]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
2 answers
59 views

How can I fix issues in Windows 11 without uninstalling programs when SFC and DISM fail

Disclosure: My system does not meet the requirements for Windows 11 and was installed by bypassing requirements. I have been experiencing numerous problems with my system including failed Windows Apps,...
VCD_WL's user avatar
  • 41
0 votes
0 answers
169 views

WINLOAD.EFI CORRUPTED - Can't boot into OS normally, or via Safe mode and system restore won't work Windows 11

I can't boot into windows after a serious crash. Each time I boot, I get a critical process died or BSOD reporting different error codes around the BCD configuration file or winload.efi not being able ...
Michael Owen's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
577 views

Windows has had a BSoD, sfc /scannow not working

yesterday my windows 10 PC went trough a update, after it it worked normally, during the night I was compiling resources for a Linux OS in Virtual Box and after 1 hour or so I had a blue screen of ...
Felipe Dilho's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
552 views

Windows 10 1709 Won't Upgrade / DISM Errors

I am trying to install a more current version of Windows 10 but everything I have tried has failed. I don't know if problems with sfc /scannow and DISM are related but the latter is also problematic. ...
Brian's user avatar
  • 997
2 votes
0 answers
6k views

How to stop Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup?

I have a Windows Server 2026 that executes Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup now for more than one day. This task is executed by TiWorker.exe. I read that it is not save to ...
xMRi's user avatar
  • 237
0 votes
0 answers
311 views

Sfc returned a hash mismatch for cmd.exe, how do I fix this

My mom has screen time restrictions on my computer (I'm a Junior) and I, as any normal kid would do, found out how to get into it, but the way I did it was by deleting all files in System32 that began ...
user1789398's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
2k views

Windows Dism.exe /RestoreHealth /LimitAccess, no /Source, Where is the Features on Demand location and should I use it?

Regarding the command Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /LimitAccess Normally /RestoreHealth is used without /LimitAccess, which makes Dism use Windows Update to compare against the ...
Jeff's user avatar
  • 564
0 votes
0 answers
1k views

How do I see which files were repaired by SFC (systems file check)? The CBS.Log doesn't have any details on the name of the files

My Windows 10 crashed during gaming with 0xc000021a BSOD, I decided to ran sfc /scannow . It said that it: had found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %...
Lazovets's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
102 views

Having to run Windows 10 System File Checker every few months

My question is should I schedule a sfc /scannow on my latop once every week to prevent the startup issues I'm describing below or does anyone have any other ideas for me. Every few months on my ...
Jason Vorpahl's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
157 views

Can't Run SFC Scannow (Windows 10, Dell XPS 8500)

I have been having issues trying to update Windows. Whenever I access anything related to the Windows update processes that program freezes up. I try to check updates from the settings menu and the ...
Nascour Shades's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
20k views

Run sfc /scannow or chkdsk /f first

Is it better to run ChkDsk /f first, then Sfc /ScanNow or is it better to run the other way around, and does it matter which is run first, as I see no guides online saying which is the best option?
user avatar
-1 votes
1 answer
5k views

How do I fix this file that SFC flags as corrupted if using a copy straight from a brand-new ISO doesn’t work?

I recently set up a new Windows 10 PC (then v20H2), and whilst customizing it, I replaced the default “new email” sound (C:\Windows\Media\Windows Notify Email.wav) with the Win8.1 version, which I ...
Walter's user avatar
  • 151
0 votes
1 answer
4k views

Corrupted .NET Framework 4.0 Installation on Windows 10

After a bad Windows Update, sfc /scannow has confirmed that a bunch of .NET Framework 4.0 files are "corrupt". Here is an extract from the logs listing all corrupted files: C:\WINDOWS\...
Alain's user avatar
  • 803
1 vote
0 answers
111 views

How is Windows 10 still checking my disks at boot when I have deleted all the chkdsk exe files?

Background I have a Windows 10 Pro (20H2) computer that will always begin a chkdsk on my E: drive on boot. The E: drive is an 11TB volume created with Window's "Manage Storage Space" tool. ...
Gabriel Fair's user avatar
  • 3,766
1 vote
1 answer
17k views

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\...
Chris Catignani's user avatar
15 votes
1 answer
5k views

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 ...
JW0914's user avatar
  • 7,675
0 votes
0 answers
39 views

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?
Abhay Rao's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
2k views

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:\...
Dolphin 613 Motorboat's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
3k views

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 ...
ylluminate's user avatar
  • 1,149
0 votes
1 answer
3k views

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: ...
Eric's user avatar
  • 87
0 votes
1 answer
460 views

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 ...
C1TonyB's user avatar
  • 101
1 vote
1 answer
117 views

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 ...
J Collins's user avatar
  • 658
1 vote
2 answers
5k views

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 ...
Arvo Bowen's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
1k views

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 ...
opticyclic's user avatar
  • 1,559
3 votes
1 answer
812 views

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 ...
salbeira's user avatar
  • 181
0 votes
0 answers
339 views

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 ...
ShieldOfSalvation's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
70 views

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 ...
Jeremy's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
0 answers
3k views

"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 ...
Grace's user avatar
  • 111
3 votes
1 answer
10k views

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 ...
Jon's user avatar
  • 464
0 votes
1 answer
190 views

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 ...
Devin's user avatar
  • 153
0 votes
2 answers
9k views

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 ...
Black's user avatar
  • 7,811
1 vote
1 answer
163 views

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 ...
Victor Marcelino's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
3k views

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 ...
Alex S's user avatar
  • 971
0 votes
1 answer
3k views

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 ...
Django Reinhardt's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
478 views

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 ...
Hyperion's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
903 views

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 ...
Telmo Marques's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
1k views

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 ...
Wouter Pol's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
307 views

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. ...
Nicko's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
3k views

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 ...
mpag's user avatar
  • 295
4 votes
2 answers
44k views

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 /...
Matthew's user avatar
  • 1,055
1 vote
4 answers
418 views

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 ...
Tom's user avatar
  • 143
0 votes
1 answer
452 views

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....
Petar-Krešimir's user avatar
-1 votes
2 answers
6k views

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 ...
Tom's user avatar
  • 143
6 votes
3 answers
15k views

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 ...
vagaerg's user avatar
  • 353
0 votes
0 answers
79 views

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 ...
tllewellyn's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

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 ...
Jacob Proctor's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
1k views

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 ...
nicks's user avatar
  • 13
0 votes
1 answer
461 views

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 ...
Ash's user avatar
  • 215
1 vote
2 answers
35k views

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 ...
Ron Rosenfeld's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
475 views

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 ...
cpx's user avatar
  • 1,395