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Windows 7: SFC corrupt system files

30 Apr 2015   #1

SFC corrupt system files

Hi All,

I have run scf /scannow 5 times and still unable to repair system files.

Attached is the sfcdetails.txt file.

Is anyone able to help me repair the corrupt files, before I attempt a 'repair install'?

Many thanks in advance.

Attached Files
File Type: txt sfcdetails.txt (363.3 KB, 7 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2015   #2

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This tutorial will show you how to extract original files from the retail Windows 7 installation DVD. You can then use these extracted files to replace missing or corrupted system files in your current Windows 7 installation.

Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD

Personally, I find it easier to just do the repair install. You'll have to reinstall all Windows Updates but Microsoft did a hotfix rollup that incorporates the first 90 or so updates after SP1 was released. More info at this tutorial:

A hidden Patch Tuesday gem: A Windows 7 hotfix rollup

Perhaps someone more knowledgeable about the SFC log will jump in with suggestions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2015   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

A startup/repair would probably fix those files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 May 2015   #4


Thank you both. I think I am correct in observing that for both of your suggested solutions I would require the Windows 7 installation disc.

I do not have any such disc, typically

With more time on my hands I could work through the article 'How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc'.

I was not able to use a Macrium Free image restore, as the bootable usb that I created and have successfully used once in the past to restore, did not want to work this time.

In the end I did a factory reset, which took my W7 Vaio laptop back around 3-4 years. It took around 12 hours to get back up-to-date with system updates. Happily it did this in just three lots of mass system update downloads and multiple reboots. [edit: oh yes, and to get rid of tons of Bloatware]

Now my PC is behaving much nicer, the little quirks I'd gotten used to have all disappeared.

So, the problems are:
  1. no 'installation disc' to hand
  2. bootable usb wouldn't work
  3. not enough tech experience
In the end, I'm happy to have my system running again. As a self-taught home user, I was out of my depth in how best or easiest to repair my corrupted system. At the end of the day, however, a clean reinstall has proven to be the (albeit long-winded) answer.

I made notes of and did screenshots of the Start Menu, software configuration that I had set up how I liked it and didn't want to forget, and made sure I had copies of serial numbers of paid software. This time I'm happy to say the whole procedure went smoothly, I'm sure techies would cringe at my efforts, but as a non-techy, it got the job done.

Thanks again for your ideas, Chig.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2015   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If you could reinstall the system from the recovery partition, then you can also burn a recovery DVD from there. Just follow the tutorial you quoted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2015   #6


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
... Just follow the tutorial you quoted.
Thank you whs for this excellent pointer! It is very helpful to know even which of the multiple tutorials available is the best/correct one to follow. Very much appreciated
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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