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How To Run SFC Scan In Windows 11

Running an SFC scan is a useful way to check and repair the integrity of protected system files in Windows 11. To run an SFC scan, you can use the Command Prompt or PowerShell as administrator. The command to run is sfc /scannow. This command will scan the integrity of protected system files and replace any corrupted or missing files with correct versions from the Windows Component Store.

If there are errors that the scan is unable to fix, you can run the command multiple times or try disabling Fast Startup. If that doesn’t work, you can perform a Component Store repair using the dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command. If all else fails, you can restore your computer from a restore point or perform a repair install or reset of Windows 11.

You can also view the results of the SFC scan from the CBS.LOG file using the command prompt or PowerShell. Another tool you can use to fix Windows 11 issues is DISM (Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management), which can update files and fix problems with the Windows image. You can check the health of the Windows Component Store using the dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth command. To repair Windows 11 with DISM, you can use the command dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth or use an install.wim or install.esd file as a source for the Windows Component Store.

Troubleshooting SFC Scan Errors in Windows 11

Although SFC scans are generally reliable, errors can occur. In this section, we will explore various troubleshooting steps to address issues that may arise during an SFC scan in Windows 11.

If you encounter errors during an SFC scan, there are several steps you can take to resolve them. First, try running the scan multiple times. Sometimes, the scan may not be able to fix all the errors in one go, but running it again can help resolve any remaining issues.

If running the scan multiple times doesn’t work, you can try disabling Fast Startup. Fast Startup is a feature in Windows 11 that allows your computer to start up faster, but it can interfere with the SFC scan. To disable Fast Startup, go to the Power Options in the Control Panel, click on “Choose what the power buttons do,” and uncheck the “Turn on fast startup” option.

If disabling Fast Startup doesn’t solve the problem, you can perform a Component Store repair using the DISM (Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management) tool. This tool can update files and fix problems with the Windows image. To perform a Component Store repair, open Command Prompt or PowerShell as administrator and run the command “dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth. This will scan for and repair any issues with the Windows Component Store.

If all else fails, you can try restoring your computer from a restore point. Windows 11 allows you to create restore points, which are snapshots of your system’s settings and configurations. If you have a recent restore point available, you can use it to revert your computer back to a previous state when the SFC scan was working correctly.

Alternatively, you can perform a repair install or reset of Windows 11. A repair install will reinstall Windows 11 while preserving your personal files, settings, and installed applications. On the other hand, a reset will remove all your personal files, settings, and applications, returning your computer to its original factory settings. Both options can help resolve issues that may be preventing the SFC scan from running successfully.

To view the results of the SFC scan, you can check the CBS.LOG file using the Command Prompt or PowerShell. This file provides detailed information about the scan and any issues it encountered. Simply run the command “findstr /c:”[SR]” %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log” to display the results.

In addition to the SFC scan, DISM can also be used to repair Windows 11 issues. To check the health of the Windows Component Store, run the command “dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth”. This will scan for any corruption or damage to the Component Store. To repair Windows 11 using DISM, you can use the command “dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth” or use an install.wim or install.esd file as a source for the Windows Component Store.