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SFC cannot repair my corrupted system files

  1. #1


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

    SFC cannot repair my corrupted system files


    Hello,

    After getting infected and buying an antvirus and clenaed my system i run "sfc /scannow" and it says some protected system fiels are corrupted but its not able to fix them.

    Any idea as to what needs to be done plase?

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by nikos View Post
    Hello,

    After getting infected and buying an antvirus and clenaed my system i run "sfc /scannow" and it says some protected system fiels are corrupted but its not able to fix them.

    Any idea as to what needs to be done plase?
    Try running:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    in administrator command prompt:

    Click image for larger version

    Then reboot & run sfc again.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Thank you i will try it immediately.
    Can you please explain to me what this command does?
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by nikos View Post
    Thank you i will try it immediately.
    Can you please explain to me what this command does?
    It goes online to Microsoft to get what is needed to fix things.

    It takes 15 minutes to an hour to finish.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Thank you for the info.

    But if "dism" does that, then what "sfc /scannow" is tryign to accomplish?
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by nikos View Post
    Thank you for the info.

    But if "dism" does that, then what "sfc /scannow" is tryign to accomplish?
    Maybe it just reports errors & can't fix them.

    I only use it to see if there are any problems & then run the DISM command to actually fix things.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    I see, i didnt knew that DISM si the tool that can actually fix things, but i have to say that many times SFC /SCANNIOW not only check for system files integrity but also can repair them to initial state.

    This is the first time that i noticed that it cannot rapir them.
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by nikos View Post
    I see, i didnt knew that DISM si the tool that can actually fix things, but i have to say that many times SFC /SCANNIOW not only check for system files integrity but also can repair them to initial state.

    This is the first time that i noticed that it cannot rapir them.
    That is just my experience with sfc.
    I've never seen it fix anything.
    But, I very seldom have problems anyway.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    I get infected very easily, thats why i bought STOPzilla AVM 2013, it cleaned the system but due to corrupted system files it continuoiusly finds malware. So, i guess a virus/malware corrupted my system files?
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  10. #10


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by nikos View Post
    I get infected very easily, thats why i bought STOPzilla AVM 2013, it cleaned the system but due to corrupted system files it continuoiusly finds malware. So, i guess a virus/malware corrupted my system files?
    I don't know.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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