What to do if SFC found corrupt files and unable to fix it
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- about issue when sfc found corrupt files and unable to fix it
- how to fix it
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SFC found corrupt files unable to fix on Windows 10
This inappropriate message makes users waste their time and look for other ways to fix some errors that prevent them from working. It is clear that windows resource protection found corrupt files, but being unable to fix some of them is one of the worst options since nothing has changed.
For such cases, this article was written in order to be able to solve the problem with damaged folders and files.
About SFC and scannow
SFC is a free system utility that is used to automatically check and recover important operating system files, as well as fix various system errors. Like many other system programs, it is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. When using it, you need administrator rights because, without them, the utility will not start.
Besides, scannow is the main command to run the program and check the disk. Using it is quite easy, but sometimes there may be various nuances; for example, the message sfc found corrupt files unable to fix windows 7 after checking the disk.
Method 1. Use SFC in safe mode
In the Control Panel, select the Administration section, then click on the System Configuration tab. Here in the Download section, you need to click on Safe Mode. As soon as you restart the computer, you will be in it. Now try re-entering the command scannow and checking the disk. This method may well help to fix all the errors found.
Method 2. Work with CBS log files
CBS log file is a special corrupt file where all information about checking the information storage device is located. Therefore, it is quite possible to try to access this file. For instance, to understand which particular OS elements are damaged. By the way, they can be copied and pasted in the right places if you have access to a PC where these files are working. After that, you need to start the procedure for checking system files again, and most likely, everything will be fine now.
How to do this:
- Click on “Start,” and in the search line type “command prompt”;
- In the window that opens, type the following exactly as it is:%windir% logs cbs cbs.log/c:"[SR]" findstr ˃ sfcdetails.txt. Then press enter.
- The required file will be transferred to the desktop. Find it, and now you can open it with notepad and use the required information.
Method 3. Use CHKDSK command to fix the issue
Before you start using this utility, you need to make sure that you have a backup copy of all the necessary information from the hard drive. Why? Because CHKDSK does not only check the disk, but also harms all the data indiscriminately - the utility cuts files into pieces and makes them permanently lost. Therefore, it's time to restore and back up all files that are not available using DiskInternals Uneraser. This program has 15 years of experience and is recommended by the best IT specialists.
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Now you can proceed to CHKDSK. At a command prompt with extended rights, type the command: chkdsk W: / f / r, where W is the drive letter for verification. After pressing Enter, checking and correction of errors will begin. Rebooting the systemis required after this process. Now, work quietly on your computer and forget about past problems.
Method 4. Launch the restore point
If you have it, of course.
You need to right-click on This PC and select Properties. Then left-click on the System Protection section. In the new window, on the System Protection tab, click the Restore button. A new window will open, where the Wizard will guide you and help restore the computer from the specific recovery point you selected.
After restarting your computer, you will not have any more past system errors.