How To Fix Corrupt Windows Files Using SFC And DISM

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Today I will teach you friends “How to fix a corrupted Windows system without formatting it”.

Sometimes we have several problem like Windows Explorer not working or some program (Windows) not working correctlly because of our system files got deleted or get corrupted. So we have to format and reinstall Windows in order to work with it properlly.

But is there any way to fix our Windows without formatting it?

The answer is yes. If some of Windows system files got corrupted and you can log into your Windows. Then maybe you can repair your Windows without reinstalling it. Here are the methods…

SFC SCAN:

Open CMD as Administrator by right clicking on Windows start logo and clicking over “Command Prompt (Admin)“.

If a UAC message poped out just click on Yes.

A Black DOS Window will showup. Now type there:

SFC /SCANNOW

Hit enter button from your keyboard it will showup the System File Verfication process from 1% to 100% then it will tell you it can repair your Windows system files or not. If you get a message that files got repaired successfully then just restart your Windows and your problems will be probablly gone.

SFC-REPAIRED
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But if SFC SCAN show that it found some problem and unable to fix them like the picture below, Then we have to go for DISM method.

SFC-FAILED
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DISM METHOD:

Insert your Windows Disk into your DVD-ROM.

Now open CMD as Administrator by right clicking on Windows start logo and clicking over “Command Prompt (Admin)“.

If a UAC message poped out just click on Yes.

A Black DOS Window will showup. Now type there:

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:S:\sources\install.wim:1 /LimitAccess

Please replace the S: with your DVD-ROM drive letter. Maybe it’s D: or E:.

This will scan your Windows’s recovery image and repair it from the installation DVD. Once it is done it will show you a message like the image below:

DISM-REPAIR-RECOVERY
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Now type on your prompt “SFC /SCANNOW”. This time SFC definatelly repair your Windows system files but if it fails then there is no option other that reinstalling the Windows.

 

I hope this tutorial is informative. If you like this and helped you don’t forget to share it with friends.

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