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Windows 7: Unable to fix corrupted files after SFC scan

23 Nov 2014   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Unable to fix corrupted files after SFC scan

I have been looking everywhere to fix the corrupted files that didn't get fixed in my sfc scan. I have attached the sfcdetails to the thread. If anyone could help me out it would be greatly appreciated. Thanx

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23 Nov 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Sometimes they just can`t be fixed, and you`re left with no other option but to re install windows.

Have you run it at least 3 times ?
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24 Nov 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional, 32bit

If you should decide to reinstall Windows, try the in-place total reinstall of Windows 7 as outlined by Fred Langa in Windows Secrets. I've used it on my machine and two others which I service. Similar to a full install, but all programs and files stay intact. The down-side is that is requires all Windows updates to be reinstalled.
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24 Nov 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I think you will find you do not have to off this forum to find the proper tutorials.
I would recommend reading through it completely before do it.

Here is one by Brink:

Repair Install
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24 Nov 2014   #5

Windows 7 Professional, 32bit

Layback Bear; The "install" shown by Brink looks similar to the one I had mentioned. The only addition I noted was step 22, that was not apparent in Langa's setup. Also, it does not mention whether WU are required.
Having, used the other several times, I guess, to me, it appears to be less complex. Thanks for the input!
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24 Nov 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

One always check for Windows Up dates when doing a Repair Install. Just like when you do a Clean Install.

I'm not saying your off Forum tutorial is not correct. I do know that the on Forum tutorial is correct and safe to do.

Take a wonder through the Tutorial section (at the top of every page) and you will find just about any tutorial one will ever need. If a member needs help doing the tutorial on this forum we are open 24/7/365.
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01 Dec 2014   #7

Win7 Pro x64

I had a similar problem and was able to fix it but it takes a lot of work and you need access to a working Win7 machine that has the uncorrupted file. I was lucky - fixing a desktop, had another with the correct file.

- Do this for each corrupted file. For example, in the attached sfcdetails.txt, the file WMPNSSUI.dll is bad.
- Look in the error details to find which directory in Windows\winsxs the file exists. E.G for the above,
- find the corresponding directory. Easy way to do it, search for "WMPNSSUI.dll" in Windows/winsxs (need the quotes)
- find the same directory on a working Win7 machine.
- compare the files in the corresponding directories, they should not match (I use BeyondCompare but it's pretty advanced)
- use the instructions here to copy the good file copy over the bad one:

I had 4 bad files and fixed them all and did not have to reinstall Win7 as I had feared...

Technical detail: winsxs directory holds multiple copies of typically dll files, same name, each slightly different as they are revised, patched, etc. For a particular installed program, a manifest file tells windows which version of a named file to use, and they are found in winsxs. Quite a mess, and historical reason is that in the old days main memory was small, so shared library type files (.dll) were used to reduce memory use. However as these shared files changed with patches and revisions some programs that expected them to work a very specific way would not work with newer versions. So for compatibility Windows supports multiple versions of shared libraries with the same name... ugh.
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