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Windows 7: Ran sfc /scannow... corrupt files not fixing

12 Sep 2013   #1
GMS Group

Windows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 
Ran sfc /scannow... corrupt files not fixing

Hi

I ran sfc /scannow...

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C:\Users\Admin>cd\
C:\>sfc /scannow
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
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. For example
C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log


CBS log file added as attachment: CBS.txt

PS. I looked at system restore but I only have 2 available from today after errors found.

Thanks




Attached Files
File Type: txt CBS.txt (722.9 KB, 7 views)
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12 Sep 2013   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

My usual disclaimer: I'm not an expert at anything.

Sometimes you have to run sfc/ scannow 3 or more times in order for damaged or corrupt files to get fixed. (See the "Note" in Option Two, Step 4.)

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Option Three in the tutorial includes a "Tip" and a link on how to extract files from a Windows 7 installation disk. Personally, I'm computer challenged and I'd much rather run a Repair Install. If it works, it will fix your currently installed Windows 7 while preserving your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc. Other Forum members seem to enjoy manually replacing numerous files and they may disagree with me.

Repair Install

I've done a repair install on several computers and it's always worked. It usually takes about an hour to run. The biggest headache is reinstalling Windows Updates after doing the repair install. That used to take about 90 minutes but it could be longer now with more updates to install.

Just some things for your consideration.
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13 Sep 2013   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Lee's advice above is best. The solution if SFC won't repair the files after repeat attempts, or they cannot be replaced (which is often more trouble than it's worth), is to Repair Install.
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16 Sep 2013   #4
GMS Group

Windows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

@ marsmimar

Thanks for the great advice. The repair install worked great.

Regards
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16 Sep 2013   #5
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Glad to hear the repair install worked out for you. Thanks for posting back.
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