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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.

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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.

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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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How To Create A Bootable USB Of Windows

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Sometimes we don’t have a DVD burner in our computer or blank disk with us to burn operating system on that. But we need to format our computer, in that condition you can use your USB Flash Disk Drive as a bootable media. You need atleast 4 GB of USB Flash drive in order to create a Windows 7 or later version bootable media.

1. First insert the Flash disk into your computer.

2. Open your command prompt with Administrator privilege.

3. Type there: DiskPart and hit enter button from your keyboard.

DiskPart
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4. When it ready to take another input again (DISKPART> Prompt) just type there: List Disk and hit enter from your keyboard.

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Now it will show you list of disks presented on your system and as you can see the 14 GB (Disk 4) one is my flash drive. It’s actually a 16 GB of flash drive.

5. Now type there Select Disk 4 and hit enter from your keyboard to select or choose the disk 4 or in our case, My USB flash drive.  Just change the number 4 with your Flash Disk number. For you it could be number 2 Or 3 Or anything. You have to check that first.

6. Now Type Clean and hit enter from your keyboard. It will clean your flash drive to a raw state without any partition.

7. Now type Create Partition Primary to create a Primary partition on your raw flash disk. As primary partition is required in order to boot from the disk.

8. Now type there Active and hit enter. It will mark your disk’s primary partition as a active boot partition. So system will boot from that partition.

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9. As you can see on the screenshot. Now you need to format your disk into FAT32 or NTFS file system. If you want to use EFI Boot you must have to format the disk into FAT32 mode, otherwise you can format the disk into NTFS mode.

To format in NTFS mode the command will be:

format fs=ntfs quick

Here the quick stands for quick format. And to format the disk in FAT32 you have to type this command:

format fs=fat32 quick

And hit enter from your keyboard and wait until its completes. And it will show you a message “DiskPart successfully formatted the volume.

 

Now close this black command prompt window and copy all the files inside your Windows DVD or Inside Windows ISO to your Flash Drive using the Explorer (My Computer). And you have successfully created a Bootable Windows Setup USB Disk. Now you can boot from this USB to install and repair your Operating System. If you do have any question feel free to ask me below.

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How To Start Windows In Safe Mode Using MSCONFIG

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Ok here is another guide on how you can start your windows in Safe Mode by changing some values within Microsoft’s MSCONFIG Property.

First go into your start screen, Click on the search icon and type there MSCONFIG. You will see a screen like this,

SearchForMsConfig
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Now right click over the MSCONFIG and select Run as Administrator. A new window will open on your desktop screen like this,

MSCONFIG
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Now click on Boot tab and then select the boot options. First you have to check the Safe Boot option, then choose in which mode you want to run your safe boot like for Safe Mode with Networking tick the Safe Boot then select Network. Like in the picture below,

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Now you have to click on Apply button then on OK button. This window will disappear and will show you a small windows with two options. One of them is Restart and another one is Exit Without Restart. If you click on Restart, You PC will restart and start into Safe Mode. But if you choose the second option, Next time when you turn on or restart your PC, your PC will start into safe mode.

In order to disable this Safe Boot or Start PC Normally. You need to start the MSCONFIG  again and uncheck the Safe Boot option and Apply the settings, From next time your PC will start normally.

This Safe Boot option is useful when your PC is heavily infected or you need to remove some files or applications from your computer but you cannot do from normal windows mode.

More Safe Boot tutorial are coming soon. Stay tuned.

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How Start Windows 8/8.1/10 In Safe Mode

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Ok guys, Here I will guide you how to start your Windows 10 computer in Safe Mode or Safe Mode With Networking (Same Process Applicable For Windows 8/8.1).

Sometimes when our system is heavily infected by malwares and viruses, In order to remove those CrapWares from our system we need to startup our pc in safe mode or safe mode with networking (with Internet access).

So first you have to be in your log on screen. From there HOLD THE SHIFT KEY from your keyboard with one finger and click on power icon and then on Restart.

1. Hold Shift And Click On Restart
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Your PC will start in Advance Recovery Mode.

2. Select Troubleshoot
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Now click on Troubleshoot.

3. Select Advanced Option
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Click on Advanced Option.

4. Select Startup Option
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5. Safe Mode Before
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Click on Startup Settings. Then On Restart.

Your PC will restart and you will get a screen like this:

6. Use Function Key For Safe Mode
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Choose the appropriate option, Such as F5 for Safe Mode With Networking. You just have to press F5 button from your keyboard for that, Or F4 For only the Safe Mode.

And your system will restart into safe mode.

 

Hope this tutorial help you guys, If you do have further question feel free to ask me anytime at comment section below. And have a great day and don’t forget to share if this help you. Goodbye. :-)

 

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How To Enable Start Menu In Windows 8/8.1

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Hello there hope you guys have enjoyed my previous article on how to remove Adwares from a Macintosh computer. Now I think many of you folks want to get back old windows 7 style start menu on there desktop. So here I am writing this guide to assist you, How you can get back your old windows style start menu on windows 8/8.1.

First you need to download a tool named StartIsBack on you computer. Then just install that program by double clicking on the executable file and follow the instruction over there and click over Next button few times.

Once it is installed launch the program. And there you will get a screen like this:

StartIsBackImage
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Just select your desired “Orb Logo” and click on “Apply”.

And you are done. You got your old school start menu back on windows 8/8.1.

If you have any further question related to this Article feel free to comment me below. I will be happy to answer you. And if this post help you, don’t forget to share it with your friends and close ones.

See ya. May the Tech be with you. :-)

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