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Windows 7: SFC "Could not perform the requested operation"


25 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
SFC "Could not perform the requested operation"

Hello everyone,
In my computer, I try to run

SFC /scannow /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=C:\Windows

from the recovery console.

However, after "Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.",
it almost immediately returns "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.".

How can i fix this problem?

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25 Dec 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello darts,

You may not be using the correct drive letter for your Windows drive/partition. It's not always C: at boot.

Double check using METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to help verify what the drive letter is.

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I have verified many times that the partition C is the one on which windows 7 is housed and the one which I need to repair.
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25 Dec 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

In that case,

Perform a chkdsk /r command on the HDD to see if it finds any bad sectors and can fix them. Afterwards, try the SFC scan again.

Disk Check
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26 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I have run diskcheck and it finds 0 bad sectors. The sfc command is still unable to run.
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26 Dec 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Are you able to run the SFC scan from within Windows?

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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26 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

No. I was not able to boot into the partition in need of repair and it could not run from my other partition. I have decided to reinstall the broken partition.
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