Many a time it so happens that one or other of your system files gets corrupted due to one of the thousand reasons and the result is an irritating PC. The screen would often turn blue, windows functions won’t work properly or programs would just hang every now and then and you would feel like throwing whatever you’ve in your hands at your PC. Well, calm down if you’re facing one of such problems as we’re here to help you out. Don’t worry as we won’t ask you to format your entire PC.
In this tutorial, we would show how you can repair your corrupt system files leading to the various PC problems using System File Checker (SFC) command or the Deployment Image & Servicing Management (DISM) command. Don’t get afraid of these big names as the procedure is very easy.
How to repair your Windows 10 system files which get corrupted:
- Right-click on the Start menu and select “Command Prompt (Admin)”
- Once the command prompt window opens, type “sfc /scannow”. This will begin a scan for corrupt Windows 10 system files.
- If everything turns out to be fine, you’ll receive a message “Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations” However, if any corrupt system files are found they will be automatically replaced with the correct files.
- There are times when the SFC command might not be able to replace the corrupt files. You might get a message like “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them”. In such circumstances reboot the PC into Safe mode by holding the Shift key while clicking the restart button and SFC scan once again in the above mentioned way in the Safe mode.
- There are times when the SFC command might not even work in the Safe mode. The Deployment Image & Servicing Management (DISM) command in such cases. It helps to fix the can fix component store corruption which prevents SFC command from functioning properly.
- Open the “Command Prompt (Admin)” once again and type “DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth”. This will do a thorough checkup and might take a good amount of time, so don’t worry. If the DSIM command makes any changes, reboot your PC.
- Once again run the “sfc /scannow” command in the administrative command prompt and your problem should be solved.
If any corrupt files are found they would be replaced and it should resolve your problems on Windows 10. Stay tuned to Technohacker for more of these how-to tutorials and do drop your comments and queries below.