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Corrupt Windows files, do i need to worry?

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    Corrupt Windows files, do i need to worry?


    Hi all,
    A few Google Searches brought me to this forum I hope this is the right sub-forum.

    I recently re-installed windows 8.1 on a new SSD. (Completely from scratch, old Windows drive was unplugged)
    A program required NetFrameWork 3.5, but Windows failed to install it. The following Google Search suggested that some files may be corrupt.

    I ran sfc /scannow and some errors were found (Log attached).
    As far as I saw, it concerns 8 files, most of them Windows Defender stuff.

    I tried to repair with DISM.
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    This yielded another error “The Source Files could not be downloaded”

    I tried to manually specify source and tried to set it to download through windows update in group policy editor.
    Also tried to use my old Windows installation and a Win8 ISO as source
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:wim:X:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess
    But nothing, always the same error. Log attached

    After a few Days and a few reboots, the NetFrameWork 3.5 would install without a problem. But the sfc /scannow still yields errors and reports corrupt files.


    1. Do I need to worry? Windows itself runs absolutely stable.
    2. I also experience a strange problem with my network printer since I re-installed windows. When I try to add and install the printer through “Devices and Printers” I get the error “Could not install the printer” The Handle is Invalid”. An HP Forum suggested this could be due to corrupt (windows) driver files. Never had this Problem on 10+ other computers in my Home network. Maybe a coincidence, but maybe it is connected to the above?



    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Corrupt Windows files, do i need to worry? Attached Files
    Last edited by Windguy; 31 May 2015 at 16:39.

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  2. #2



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    Your OS indeed has some corrupt files and missing files.
    Code:
    (p)    CBS Catalog Missing            Package_10_for_KB3025417~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.1(p)    CSI Payload Corrupt            amd64_windows-defender-ui.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17672_en-us_784d8bf981326a95\EppManifest.dll.mui
    Repair failed: Missing replacement payload.
    (p)    CSI Payload Corrupt            amd64_windows-defender-ui.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17672_en-us_784d8bf981326a95\MsMpRes.dll.mui
    Repair failed: Missing replacement payload.
    (p)    CSI Payload Corrupt            wow64_windows-defender-ui.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17672_en-us_82a2364bb5932c90\EppManifest.dll.mui
    Repair failed: Missing replacement payload.
    (p)    CSI Payload Corrupt            amd64_windows-defender-service.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17672_en-us_60846cacdae9c828\MpAsDesc.dll.mui
    Repair failed: Missing replacement payload.
    (p)    CSI Payload Corrupt            wow64_windows-defender-service.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17672_en-us_6ad916ff0f4a8a23\MpAsDesc.dll.mui
    Repair failed: Missing replacement payload.
    (p)    CSI Payload Corrupt            msil_system.runtime.remoting_b77a5c561934e089_4.0.9600.17080_none_8b3f5c62eb42e2b0\System.Runtime.Remoting.dll
    Repair failed: Missing replacement payload.
    (p)    CSI Payload Corrupt            wow64_windows-defender-service.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17079_en-us_6ae00da10f444c9a\MpAsDesc.dll.mui
    Repair failed: Missing replacement payload.
    Tried all these commands? If not I suggest in this order.
    Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    sfc/scannow
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    sfc/scannow
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    thanks for the reply!

    Well, i already tried those commands in that order and i just tried them again. Still no luck.

    The first command yields an "success"output , but the following scan finds the same corrupt files. The second command generates a "The Source Files could not be found" output.

    Attached a txt with the full CMD output

    Edit: I looked at some more threads in the forum, apparently a lot of people have problems like this currently. I tried some more of the suggested solutions, found out that i have to convert esd-files to wim-files to use them as source. Did that, tried once again. Still "source files could not be found"
    Corrupt Windows files, do i need to worry? Attached Files
    Last edited by Windguy; 31 May 2015 at 17:25.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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