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Windows 7: utilman.exe corrupt - how to replace or fix?

11 Feb 2018   #1
edassange

W7 Home Premium x86 SP1 Build 7601
 
 
utilman.exe corrupt - how to replace or fix?

sfc scannow says utilman.exe is corrupted but can't fix it. I have the original installation discs but these haven't helped either. I've also run a third party program called sfcfix which apparently can sometimes fix issues that sfc scannow can't, but it too was unable to fix utilman, even when it requested me to insert the installation discs to presumably try and find the original.

Can anyone suggest how I can resolve this issue? I've tried to find where I can download a safe utilman.exe but so far no good. Here's the sfcfix report:

Code:
SFCFix version 3.0.0.0 by niemiro.
Start time: 2018-02-10 16:26:36.279
Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - x86
Not using a script file.

AutoAnalysis::
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-ehome-samplemedia_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_5a9b169fb8adc6cc\desktop.ini
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-ehome-samplemedia_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_5a9b169fb8adc6cc\win7_scenic-demoshort_raw.wtv
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-musicsamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_aa2ab686137b7805\Kalimba.mp3
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-musicsamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_aa2ab686137b7805\desktop.ini
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-musicsamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_aa2ab686137b7805\Maid with the Flaxen Hair.mp3
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-musicsamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_aa2ab686137b7805\Sleep Away.mp3
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_974f72e1e322d188\Koala.jpg
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_974f72e1e322d188\Jellyfish.jpg
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_974f72e1e322d188\desktop.ini
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_974f72e1e322d188\Desert.jpg
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_974f72e1e322d188\Lighthouse.jpg
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_974f72e1e322d188\Tulips.jpg
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_974f72e1e322d188\Chrysanthemum.jpg
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_974f72e1e322d188\Hydrangeas.jpg
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_974f72e1e322d188\Penguins.jpg
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-utilman_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_028006129290e443\Utilman.exe
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-videosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_f583837f77a63ec7\desktop.ini
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-videosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_f583837f77a63ec7\Wildlife.wmv


SUMMARY: Some corruptions could not be fixed automatically. Seek advice from helper or sysnative.com.
   CBS & SFC total detected corruption count:     18
   CBS & SFC total unimportant corruption count:  0
   CBS & SFC total fixed corruption count:        0
   SURT total detected corruption count:          0
   SURT total unimportant corruption count:       0
   SURT total fixed corruption count:             0



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11 Feb 2018   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Ed,

Shoot over to the Sysnative forum, where you got the SFCfix tool from, they can provide you with a download zip which you will need to drag into SFCfix and then rerun it.
Full instructions provided.

However before you do so please run KB947821,(SURT), it may fix some of them
MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD THE X86 version- added link
Download System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 (KB947821) [October 2014] from Official Microsoft Download Center

rerun SFCfix
provide them with both the Checksur log(SURT) and a >>revised<< SFCfix log

The corrupt files, winsxs, are part of the Windows Update process and they have a vast library.

Note they tend to be very busy - be patient
and you have other corruptions apart from Utilman

Roy
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12 Feb 2018   #3
edassange

W7 Home Premium x86 SP1 Build 7601
 
 

Thanks a lot Roy. Sysnative were brilliant (and quick) and everything is now sorted, so thread solved here too.
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