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Windows 8.1 This PC/This Folder is empty

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    Windows 8.1 This PC/This Folder is empty


    Whenever I startup my computer and open File Explorer, I am greeted by an empty screen that says This Folder is Empty. Then the progress bar begins to fill up, and the PC is fine after a couple of minutes. I tried the sfc/ scannow command and it found corrupted files that it could not fix. I even used a windows backup image and the problem started again. Then, I had CCleaner clean my registry.

    Has anyone else had this problem? Also, is there any chance that upgrading to windows 10 will solve this problem?
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    Type this in an elevated command prompt:

    Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&pause
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCPlayer18 View Post
    Type this in an elevated command prompt:

    Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&pause
    Thanks for the reply, but I seem to have fixed the issue. I used Tweaking.com Windows Repair to repair my windows updates, and the problem disappeared.
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