Mar
8
2011

SFC /SCANNOW to Repair Windows 7 Files


Windows 7 has a build-in repair system called “System File Checker” If the Windows Resource Protection finds corrupted in System files then the Windows would start to act weird with strange errors and strange behaviors. In case if you find such behavior or someone suggested to run SFC /SCANNOW you could follow this article. I will walk you through the process.

Step 1:

Click on the Start Menu and under search type in “CMD

Step 2:

Right Click on “CMD” and click on Run as administrator.

Note: This is a very important step to elevate Command prompt because UAC would be restricting administration access. Make sure you’re login as administrator or type in administrator’s credentials.

Step 3:

Type in SFC /SCANNOW and press Enter

Then process might take a while to complete once it’s complete it produces a log with information where it repaired the corruption or not.

Step 4:

In command prompt type in findstr /C:”[SR] Cannot repair member file” %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >c:\sfcreport.txt

Now you can open the sfcreport.txt from C drive. Follow this Microsoft KB928228 if that didn’t help then I would suggest to run a Repair Install

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About the Author: Shyam Sasindran

Shyam is the founder and editor of Captaindbg.com. He is Microsoft MVP under Windows Expert (IT-Pro) He used to write technical articles for few websites about Tips and tricks about Windows and other technologies.

  • Thomas

    THANX A LOT SHYAM!!

  • Mitchjl_16923

    Thanks:Shyam ! Got 100% completed.

  • Vidcare

    THANX A LOT SHYAM!! sorted my win 7 Out Cheers

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