How do I fix corrupt files?

ghaith elqasem August 23, 2012

I used the SFC command with administrative rights however the result showed I have corrupt files and was unable to fix them. There was a very BIG log file but there is no further instruction on what should I do?

  1. Mel Reynolds
    September 13, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Run a registry cleaner, can also restore to an earlier point if you deleted something

  2. Adjei Kofi
    September 8, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Use system restore. It helps

  3. rama moorthy
    September 3, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    sorry .. I too having same problem in old pc.. so throwed it in waste paper mart and bought some cool drinks to cool off.(Intel celeron,128mb ram,20 gb hd,win xp)

  4. cypherinfo
    September 2, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Hello, I'd suggest you the two great tutorials:
    How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker:
    How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7:
    The latter is the best one.

    Thank you.

  5. April Eum
    August 24, 2012 at 2:55 am

    you can try to find the registry or the logs on google and try repairing them with the stock files. if that does not work, you might be out of luck and just have to factory restore the OS

  6. ha14
    August 23, 2012 at 8:40 am

    you can also use windows restore point to revert back to earlier state where Windows was fine.

    • John Park
      October 11, 2012 at 10:17 am

      Run this Command as an administrator in Windows 8, Windows 7 and Vista.

      Open Command Prompt --> sfc /scannow /offbootdir=d:\ /offwindir=d:\windows

      The /offbootdir= option specifies the drive letter, while the /offwindir= option specifies the Windows path, again including the drive letter.

      Depending on how your computer is setup, the Command Prompt, when used from outside of Windows, doesn't always assign drive letters in the same way that you see them from inside Windows. In another words, Windows might be at C:\Windows when you're using it, but D:\Windows from the Command Prompt in System Recovery Options.

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  7. Bruce Epper
    August 23, 2012 at 6:37 am

    At this point, you should boot off of your OS media (CD or DVD) and try to run a repair installation. That should resolve the corrupt file issue and you will need to run Windows Update until no more updates are found for your system.If the repair install doesn't work, you will need to reinstall the OS to fix the issues unless you are adventurous enough to attempt manually replacing all of the corrupt files (very tedious and time-consuming task).

    • ghaith elqasem
      August 23, 2012 at 8:33 am

      thank you.

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