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Windows 7: How can i fix corrupt files?

05 Mar 2014   #1

How can i fix corrupt files?

I got some malware, and i wanted to do a system recover because it was causing my system to crash every time i started up. The problem is the system cannot restore itself because i had corrupt files, so can someone tell me how i can restore corrupted files?

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05 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Normally you would run the
 sfc /scannow
command in an elevated command prompt. It often requires running the scan until it completes then rebooting and running it again then repeat the procedure a third time in order to fix system file corruption.

The link explains more in case you are confused.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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05 Mar 2014   #3
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If SFC does not fix it, this is your next step: Startup Repair

But first you have to get rid of the malware. See whether Malwarebytes cannot remove it.
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05 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

someone once said if you know where the corruption is located and what exactly is corrupted, you can access another computer running the exact O/S and copy the system file into the corrupted PC. Never tried it tho just a thought.
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06 Mar 2014   #5


I had sfc scan my comp and then i rebooted my comp, but now i can't even start up my comp and i cant even go into safe mode because right before it starts up it crashes... I also did startup repair, but it still crashes.. I also tried getting rid of the malware, but it was still there. I used malwarebytes and other tools to get rid of the malware but it didnt work
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06 Mar 2014   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

That's too bad. If you have no images you are probably candidate for a reinstall.

For this reason I am always preaching image, image, image. But too few people listen.

I have to restore my system from an image nearly every week. But not because of a virus but because I fiddle too much with the OS. It takes less than 20 minutes and I am back in business.
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