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DISM fails. Worked once, but SFC was failing. Now DISM fails on restore

I have a really strange problem similar to this, but not the same. I started with sfc /SCANNOW and got the error: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. ...
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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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Can I run system file checker from windows 10 to check a windows 7 install?

My system is set up to dual boot windws 7 and 10. While troubleshooting some issues I have been having I ran sfc and scanned my windows 7 install, this brought up some corrupt files but windows ...
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Run SFC on an Externally connected Hard Drive

What is the PRECISE command line text to run SFC (System File Check) on an EXTERNALLY connected hard drive? Situation: Host computer: Windows 7 Its Windows HD partition is "C". Connected HD: ...
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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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system file checker hangs

invoking sfc /scannow seems to do nothing. I know that sfc works properly since sfc ? gives a list of options In resource monitor, the 'sfc.exe' process is present in the overview but not as one of ...
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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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How do I fix “Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation” on sfc /scannow

I have a problem on my Windows 8.1 PC where it displays a BSoD that says CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED. I saw a page and it says that I have to run sfc /scannow. I went to the automatic repair and got to the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 /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 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 /...
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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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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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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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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 Upgrade from W7 Pro, but then did a "Reset" as I was having some ...
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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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How do I repair the corrupted files found by sfc /scannow? “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.”

In Windows 7, after running chkdsk C: /F /R and finding out that my hard disk has 24 KB in bad sectors (log is posted below), I decided to run Windows 7's System File Checker utility (sfc /scannow). ...
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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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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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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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Is it Reasonble to run SFC /scannow everynight on your computer?

On my computer (Win7 64-bit prof) i run every night a backupscript with robocopy and at the end the sfc /scannow command. I started this 2 years ago on my old computer, usually it showed me no Tags ...
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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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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 ...
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How do I analyze the 'CBS.log' file generated by the 'sfc' command to detect corrupt files in Windows 7?

I have some problems with my Windows 7 system so I've ran sfc /scannow. I'm getting this message: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and was unable to fix some of them... I also ...
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SFC found errors, DISM named the errors, but how can I fix them on Windows 7?

My computer crashed while running an old game not really meant for Windows 7. After every unexpected shutdown, I run sfc /scannow and this time it came back with errors. A long log, 12000 lines of ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 run a system file check on an external HD?

I have a hard drive plugged into a dock that has Windows 7 installed on it, I would like to do a SFC on it, because when I do it internally it says some files can't be repaired, what is the command?
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How does sfc repair the dllcache backup directory?

According to System File Checker (sfc) Documentation sfc will follow certain procedures to determine whether a system file is corrupt. If sfc discovers that a protected file has been overwritten, it ...
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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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Windows Internet Explorer 11 Update error - sfc /scannow fail

Since the last few days I am having problems with IE. IE starts for 1 second and immediately closes (1st Issue), furthermore IE11 Windows Update fails with code 9C48 (2nd issue) To fix this issue I ...
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How can I recover system files damage when sfc isn't working?

I have a lot of electricity outage in my area. It caused disk damage which lead to system files loss. I've run Chkdsk and here's the results of the recent checks: CHKDSKResults.txt. I've run sfc /...