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Windows 7: SFC /Scannow can't fix corrupt files.

13 May 2015   #1
Tweakit

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
SFC /Scannow can't fix corrupt files.

Every few months I run the SFC and its never reported a problem. Today I ran it and it found problems it can't fix. I attached the sfcdetails file. I've run the SFC /scannow command at least 6 times rebooting between checks but it always returns the same result. My computer seems to be running fine so I'm not even sure if I actually have a problem. Yesterday I installed 29 Microsoft updates which was about 500MB in total but i don't really know if that's when the problem started or not.
I'd like to get some suggestions about the best way to fix this or if I even should fix it.
Thanks for reading.
Also, i do have a repair disk which I made a long time ago.




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File Type: txt sfcdetails4.txt (48.4 KB, 9 views)
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13 May 2015   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Try these from a Elevated Command Prompt:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
SFC /scannow
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13 May 2015   #3
Tweakit

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thank you Ztruker for your suggestion.
Is this running the system update readiness tool from an online location?
If so, is this the same as what is described here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947821 ??
Is this a low risk operation? What does it do?
Thanks again for your help.
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14 May 2015   #4
Tweakit

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I'd still like to get some help with this as i'm not have any success. Here's what i did since the last post. I ran sfc /scannow from the repair disk booted on the CD Rom. Ran it at least 6 times but it never fixed the problems. Then I ran the System Update Readiness Tool found here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947821. That completed and found no problems!
Then I did a disk cleanup since my windows update backup files had grown to 12GB. That completed and the windows update backup files folder no longer appears in the disk cleanup window. Neither of these solved the problem however as sfc still wont fix problems found.
Next from within the elevated command prompt i ran: "Dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth." This found errors also and could not fix them. The log file it produced is attached as "DismLog.txt"
Then I again ran sfc /scannow from the elevated cmd prompt again failing to fix the problems. The log file produced is attached as "sfcdetails7.txt."
Is their anything else to try at this point other then falling back to an old restore point. I may have to try that if there is no other creative way of fixing this. Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks.


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File Type: txt DismLog.txt (1.4 KB, 1 views)
File Type: txt sfcdetails7.txt (45.2 KB, 1 views)
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14 May 2015   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

There is a list of about 10 updates that is causing this, I just re installed windows 5 times on 3 different ssd`s saving images along the way. When I got to the updates that say "This resolves issues in Windows" they are near the very end of all the updates, they are the culprits, if you want it right you`ll have to re install windows, unless you have rerstore points, and hide those updates, what a PITA that was

I`m all good, now I just have to put the image from the Intel onto the Samsung, sheeeeesh


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14 May 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hey, before reinstalling check to see if KB3022345 is installed. It causes corruption. If so uninstall and scan again if there will be any corruption. Or just follow this thread and apply the fix

Windows 7 update (KB3022345) causing corrupt files

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14 May 2015   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tweakit View Post
Thank you Ztruker for your suggestion.
Is this running the system update readiness tool from an online location?
If so, is this the same as what is described here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947821 ??
Is this a low risk operation? What does it do?
Thanks again for your help.

Rats, you're right. SURT is for Windows 7, DISM is for 8 and up.
What is the System Update Readiness Tool? - Windows Help
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14 May 2015   #8
Tweakit

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

GokAy,
Thanks much sir!! I just uninstalled KB3022345 and sfc worked fine! I didn't run the fix tool.
GokAy and Ztruker: I still may have a problem though. The SURT runs fine and finds no issues but the command "Dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth" still results in the same issue i described in the 4th post from the top. The resulting log file is attached and shows problems. Apparently this command is valid for windows 7 since you can find information in the cmd prompt by entering "DISM /online /?"
Can anyone help me understand if I still have a problem as shown by the DISM? I'm not sure if its real or there is some phantom explanation.


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15 May 2015   #9
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Unfortunately I am not knowledgeable about the issue in your last post. Hopefully Ztruker will answer when he is online.
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15 May 2015   #10
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

DISM doesn't have that support in Windows 7, only Windows 8 and above. SURT in WIn 7 does mostly what DISM does in WIn 8.
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