How to Repair Missing/Corrupted System Files Using System File Checker SFC Tool?

If you are a new Windows user, you may not be aware of how to repair Corrupted or Missed Window files. We will show you how to fix this problem. Most of the Users might not know the tool, which we can solve this problem. The tool is called System File Checker (SFC). The Microsoft System File Checker tool is a built-in or default tool available in all the versions of windows operating systems. Let me show you how to use the SFC tool, the latest version of the window, that is, Windows 10.

How to Repair Missing/Corrupted System Files Using System File Checker SFC Tool?

Steps to Fix Corrupted/Missed files on Microsoft Windows 10?

the latest version of Windows 10 also available with System File Checker tool; this Automatically replaces the missed or corrupted file type with the right type of file. There are also two important options available to perform this task they are, DISM Command-line and performing system restore toolbar help you to replace the right file with a corrupted file. Let’s get into the step by step procedures to perform this task.

Running System File Checker utility:

This system file checker or SFC.exe file located in C, like C:WINDOWS\SYSTEM 32. This allows Windows users to scan or restore corrupted files. You can also say that this system file checker tool acts like a scanner, which will scan your computer system completely to find out any corrupted file and to ensure that this corrupted file is not going to damage to the system. Then here afterward, the System checker tool will replace the corrupted file with the correct file version for the better performance of the system.

Let’s know the procedure step by step

  • Click the “start” menu to search cmd command
  • Right-click on the run as an administrator toolbar
  • Now type the command SFC/scannow and click the Enter key on your computer keyboard.
  • Immediately system begins the scanning process. You can see this text on the command prompt. This process takes a few mins to finish.

Wait till SFC fixes the corrupted file problem. It displays the result on the command prompt, as shown in the image as Verification 100% completed. After that system will automatically restart the windows. This means that the system has finished scanning and removed corrupted files.

Use of DSIM Command

Sometimes SFC/SCANNOW command may fail to work as what we expected the final result. You will be notified as a windows protection resource found the corrupt or missed file, but it was unable to fix some of them. By that time, you have a PLAN B that is Deployment Image and Servicing Management (DISM) tool. This tool repairs the corrupted or missed files and also fixes the problem previously caused by the SFC tool.

Let’s get into the steps:

  • Open the window command prompt again
  • Immediately DISM will check for corrupted or missed files. Automatically fix the problem.
  • DSIM will ask for windows update online and try to get any missing or corrupt file.
  • 100% scanning process completes and restarts the windows.

Finally, you need to recheck the problem is solved or not. If still, you have a problem, rerun the SFC scan command.

System Restore Tool

If you still not getting the result, what you have expected, then go For one more tool. That is the System Restore tool. This tool will restore all the windows operating system files. You can also perform a Reset system or Reinstall the windows will also repair the unwanted or corrupted files. After this process, you have to reinstall the operating system programs. This will not lose any personal data.

Always try to perform SFC utility in a windows 10 safe mode. Most of the windows users prefer this method as it helps to restore or correct the corrupted files. SFC safe mode is a special mode available in windows 10 operating system, which uses only default applications and a data driver.

Steps to perform SFC in a safe mode.

  • Click the “start menu,” then click the “power” button
  • Hold the “shift key” for some time. and choose the “Restart” button
  • Choose “Trouble Shoot.”
  • Get into “Advanced option” -> “startup settings”. Again choose the “Restart” button

Once your system restarts, there will be a list of options available. Then select any one of the safe modes by pressing the F key.

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