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Windows 7: Ran cmd program SFC /scannow found corrupt files but was unable to fix

23 Jul 2013   #1
othinen11

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate {Version 6.1.7601}
 
 
Ran cmd program SFC /scannow found corrupt files but was unable to fix

Hi can anyone help. I've had a few freezes on my pc once while playing games and a few times while surfing the web, so i decided to scan my pc. I ran the sfc /scannow cmd program and received the message "Windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to repair them." I saw a thread on this before but my CBS file is way different. Can someone help?
My CBS.log is attached


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23 Jul 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try this - it might fix your files: Repair Install
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23 Jul 2013   #3
othinen11

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate {Version 6.1.7601}
 
 

Will this work if i have updated to sp1? And if i do this will i have to update to sp1 again/will it revert any of my current windows updates? edit: This install of win7 is quite new so i'm wondering what could have happened so soon. It's about 1 week old when i got my new mobo.
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23 Jul 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you have SP1, you have to use an SP1 level installation disc for the Repair Install.

It does not matter how old the installation is, system files can get corrupted any time - possibly by some other installed programs.

SFC /SCANNOW can only repair files that are in the so called ' mirror' on the installed system. But those are only the most essential files. On the installation disc there is a full set of all system files. That does, however, not include programs or functions that were installed from another source - e.g. you could not repair files from Windows Office like that.
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23 Jul 2013   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If I may; a little thought.
I have notice in the last couple of weeks on this Forum many people having problems with Windows 7 Ultimate.
Could you tell us where you got the Ultimate from and how it was activated?
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24 Jul 2013   #6
othinen11

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate {Version 6.1.7601}
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you have SP1, you have to use an SP1 level installation disc for the Repair Install.

It does not matter how old the installation is, system files can get corrupted any time - possibly by some other installed programs.

SFC /SCANNOW can only repair files that are in the so called ' mirror' on the installed system. But those are only the most essential files. On the installation disc there is a full set of all system files. That does, however, not include programs or functions that were installed from another source - e.g. you could not repair files from Windows Office like that.
It worked i used the DL from the site worked like a charm i re-entered the key done. Thx for the help. As for my copy it's from the store. Now it's a repaired by DL copy thx to WHS. Take care
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24 Jul 2013   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am glad you are back in business. Take care.
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