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Repair Corrupted System Files on Windows 7

Added by Daniel Curtis about 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
High
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Category:
Errors
Target version:
Start date:
06/29/2016
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
0.50 h
Spent time:

Description

I recently had a Windows 7 machine start acting up (in the usual Windows way). After running a sfc /scannow the output only stated that it has found corrupted files that Windows could not fix.

To resolve this I booted off of a Windows 7 install disc, entered a recovery prompt, and ran an offline chkdsk.

Offline chkdsk

  1. Boot from Windows 7 DVD.
  2. Select a language.
  3. Select Repair Your Computer.
  4. Choose your target system, in my case Windows 7.
  5. In the recovery tool panel, choose Command Prompt.
  6. Run chkdsk:
    chkdsk C: /F /R
    

Offline sfc

  1. Boot from Windows 7 DVD.
  2. Select a language.
  3. Select Repair Your Computer.
  4. Choose your target system, in my case Windows 7.
  5. In the recovery tool panel, choose Command Prompt.
  6. Run sfc:
    sfc /scannow /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=C:\Windows
    

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History

#1 Updated by Daniel Curtis about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#2 Updated by Daniel Curtis about 4 years ago

  • Subject changed from Repair Corrupted System Files on Windows 7 Using Offline chkdsk to Repair Corrupted System Files on Windows 7
  • Description updated (diff)

#3 Updated by Daniel Curtis about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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