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Windows 7: sfc is unable to fix system corrupt files

15 Apr 2015   #1
DAK

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
sfc is unable to fix system corrupt files

Hi!

I am running windows 7 64-bit on a core 2 duo processor desktop PC. The problem is that my windows update has started creating problems for me with duplicate error messages that ranges from error code 8020053 to 8020002E to 80200071, every time there is a new message.

My main concern was actually to download updates smoothly, specially service pack 1 after a clean installation, which I did just a week ago. But my windows was reluctant to get these updates easily and every time pops up a new error code as I mentioned above.

Well, finally I sorted out the problem by downloading and installing the service pack alternatively via online link from Microsoft and after that I run windows update diagnostic tool which also showed that it has fixed my windows update problems as well.

After that, I actually didn't tried updating windows this time but instead since my windows was becoming heavy at times and opens applications not as smoothly as windows do in the start, so I went into the command prompt as admin and first ran this command; sfc /scannow=C:\windows and windows told me this: "Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation" so I went for normal sfc /scannow in which it checked the integrity of files 100% and returns with this message:

"Windows resource protection have found corrupt files but is unable to fix some of them"

Now I have to refer to cbs.logs but I really could not make out of it since I don't know what the technical language means written in it? So, I am attaching the cbs log here and would be very thankful if you can provide me a solution by using which I can resolve the corrupt files and make my windows clear of any errors. Help will be very appreciate if suggested without the advise of re-installation because I have did that a week ago for the same purpose. Thank you!

DAK!




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File Type: txt Sfc log report.txt (18.5 KB, 4 views)
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15 Apr 2015   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The easiest way to fix corrupt files is with a repair install. You will need an actual install DVD and not the image given to you when you buy a computer with windows installed.
Repair Install
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15 Apr 2015   #3
DAK

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
The easiest way to fix corrupt files is with a repair install. You will need an actual install DVD and not the image given to you when you buy a computer with windows installed.
Repair Install
Kindly, could you define me any other way except a repair installation which would fix this issue? Like I mentioned in the post, I have already did a clean installation a week ago for this very same purpose but again the files have gone corrupt. Also, whole of my data I have to re-install again and create my custom settings which takes a lot of time and unfortunately I am leading a very busy life, so is there is any quick solution you can suggest me Richard?

Thank you for your help!

Kind Regards:
DAK
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15 Apr 2015   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

A repair install is not the same as the install that you did. A repair install keeps your settings, documents and software.
If you just did a clean install to correct the problem and again you have problems, it is most likely a hardware problem
We have several members who are true experts in the log report, they will most likely be of more help. In the mean time, test your hard drive for corruption.
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15 Apr 2015   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The problem does not seem to be too serious. There is something wrong with your Notepad. Check whether you can launch the notepad either from Accessories or from here: C:\Windows\System32\Notepad.exe
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16 Apr 2015   #6
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Here's the detail from the log.
Code:
2015-04-15 21:20:32, Info                  CSI    00000315 [SR] Repairing 1 components
2015-04-15 21:20:32, Info                  CSI    00000316 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2015-04-15 21:20:32, Info                  CSI    00000317 Hashes for file member \SystemRoot\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-notepad.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_1dbc2e35304db501\notepad.exe.mui do not match actual file [l:30{15}]"notepad.exe.mui" :
  Found: {l:32 b:tfmxBgEeHYSqU0nOhrdrRtqL98a1xYC32if7l90WiOg=} Expected: {l:32 b:o2tSWlTNsLpfCP+I3R4E0Dz7Z4HwNtMMweSbWEZCHTw=}
2015-04-15 21:20:32, Info                  CSI    00000318 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:30{15}]"notepad.exe.mui" of Microsoft-Windows-notepad.Resources, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"en-US", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
I'll post a fix protocol later.

There is NO NEED to do a repair install.
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16 Apr 2015   #7
DAK

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The problem does not seem to be too serious. There is something wrong with your Notepad. Check whether you can launch the notepad either from Accessories or from here: C:\Windows\System32\Notepad.exe
Dear Whs!

My notepad is working absolutely fine and is opening both from the command you have pasted as well as from start menu - accessories too.
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16 Apr 2015   #8
DAK

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Here's the detail from the log.
Code:
2015-04-15 21:20:32, Info                  CSI    00000315 [SR] Repairing 1 components
2015-04-15 21:20:32, Info                  CSI    00000316 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2015-04-15 21:20:32, Info                  CSI    00000317 Hashes for file member \SystemRoot\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-notepad.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_1dbc2e35304db501\notepad.exe.mui do not match actual file [l:30{15}]"notepad.exe.mui" :
  Found: {l:32 b:tfmxBgEeHYSqU0nOhrdrRtqL98a1xYC32if7l90WiOg=} Expected: {l:32 b:o2tSWlTNsLpfCP+I3R4E0Dz7Z4HwNtMMweSbWEZCHTw=}
2015-04-15 21:20:32, Info                  CSI    00000318 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:30{15}]"notepad.exe.mui" of Microsoft-Windows-notepad.Resources, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"en-US", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
I'll post a fix protocol later.

There is NO NEED to do a repair install.
Dear Noal!

That would be very kind of you and will be deeply appreciated as I am concerned about the flawless working of my Windows. I will be looking forward for your kind reply.

Thank you!
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17 Apr 2015   #9
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

I've uploaded a file - dakaa.zip - to my OneDrive at Noel's OneDrive
Please download and save it.

Right-click on the saved file and select Extract all...
Change the target to C:\ and click on Extract
Close all windows (it would be a good idea to print these instructions!)

Now reboot to the Repair Environment - as soon as the machine restarts, start tapping F8 - this should bring up the Advanced Boot Menu, at the top of which should be the option 'Repair my Computer'
Pick that
You'll have to log in with your username and password.

Pick the option to use a Command Prompt
At the prompt type
DIR C:\dakaa
hit the enter key - if you get a 'Not Found' error try
DIR D:\dakaa
or
DIR E:\dakaa



The drive letter in use when you find the folder will need to be substituted (for<drive>) into the following command...



XCOPY <drive>:\dakaa <drive>:\windows\winsxs /y /i /s /v /h



(e.g. XCOPY P:\wfire P:\windows\winsxs /y /i /s /v /h )



run the command (it should take almost no time) and when the prompt returns, type
EXIT
and hit the Enter key to exit Command Prompt - reboot to Normal Mode Windows.

Now run SFC /SCANNOW in an Elevated Command Prompt
then reboot and upload the new CBS.log file to your reply
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22 Apr 2015   #10
DAK

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
I've uploaded a file - dakaa.zip - to my OneDrive at Noel's OneDrive
Please download and save it.

Right-click on the saved file and select Extract all...
Change the target to C:\ and click on Extract
Close all windows (it would be a good idea to print these instructions!)

Now reboot to the Repair Environment - as soon as the machine restarts, start tapping F8 - this should bring up the Advanced Boot Menu, at the top of which should be the option 'Repair my Computer'
Pick that
You'll have to log in with your username and password.

Pick the option to use a Command Prompt
At the prompt type
DIR C:\dakaa
hit the enter key - if you get a 'Not Found' error try
DIR D:\dakaa
or
DIR E:\dakaa



The drive letter in use when you find the folder will need to be substituted (for<drive>) into the following command...



XCOPY <drive>:\dakaa <drive>:\windows\winsxs /y /i /s /v /h



(e.g. XCOPY P:\wfire P:\windows\winsxs /y /i /s /v /h )



run the command (it should take almost no time) and when the prompt returns, type
EXIT
and hit the Enter key to exit Command Prompt - reboot to Normal Mode Windows.

Now run SFC /SCANNOW in an Elevated Command Prompt
then reboot and upload the new CBS.log file to your reply
Daar Noel!

Thank you for your kind guidence and patience with me. I have actually found the dakaa folder going through my inbox at hotmail, downloaded it, and extracted it as per your advice above. Here is the command I used in system repair environment on a reboot:

(xcopy D:\dakaa D:\windows\winsxs /y /i /s /v /h)

I received the notice that the file was copied successfully. I exited and rebooted my system in normal mood and logged in as Administrator - opened the command prompt and typed sfc /scannow. The result was the same that windows resource protection found corrupt files but could not be able to fix some of them.

Kindly, here is the second CBS log attached after this operation. Please review it and let me know what to do now? Thank you!

Kind Regards:
DAK


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