How to Repair Corrupted System Files in Windows 11 and 10
System File Checker utility in Windows scan and checks for problems with system files on your computer, If found any the tool try to repair or replace them with correct one.
Sometimes, something may damage or modify the core system files of Windows. That may cause many problems if you don’t fix it. In this article, You will learn how to repair corrupted system files in Windows 11, 10, 8 or 7.
System file corruption or missing is a widespread problem for windows operating systems. It may create many problems on your Windows computers. Especially, Missing features, blue screen of death and many other errors can be the results of damaged system files. So, Fixing corrupted system files can be a standard solution for any common issues in windows computers.
How to Repair Corrupted System Files on Windows:
In Windows 11, Windows 10, 8 or 7 even Vista or XP, this problem is very common. We will follow the most working methods to repair it which apply to any windows version.
Fix Corrupted or Missing System Files Problem by Commands
There are several commands to fix this problem. One by one, You will know.
At first, You can try SFC command method. The system file checker (SFC) utility is one of the best and most widely used methods to fix faulty system files. However, To use this command follow those instructions.
At first, Open Command Prompt as administrator. If you are using Windows 8, Press Windows Logo Key + X from the keyboard. Then select Command Prompt (Admin).
If you are using the latest version of Windows 10, Press Windows key + S, and type cmd. Now, Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator like the screenshot.
Then type sfc /scannow and press Enter. Wait for a few minutes. Sometimes, It may take a long time to complete the process.
If your PC is running well without system file corruption or missing, It will show “Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.” If your PC is not running well, You will see “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.” If you see the second one, Then follow the next steps.
You have to boot your PC into safe mode. If you are running Windows 7, Vista or XP, Simply restart your PC and continuously press F8. Then you will see the advanced boot menu in a black screen. Then select Safe Mode with the command prompt and press enter. If you are running Windows 11, 10 or 8, You can Read this article: Boot Into Safe Mode in Windows 10 or 8.
In safe mode with command prompt, Type sfc /scannow, and press enter. It will repair corrupted windows system files.
Sometimes, In windows 10 or 11, SFC command may not be able to fix corrupt or missing system files. In that case, You can use DISM command. To do it –
- Open Command Prompt as Administrator.
- Then, Type “DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth” and press enter.
- Wait for a few minutes. It also may take longer time. Don’t worry.
- After that Restart your PC.
- Then run SFC command again. It will fix any corrupted system files.
*** You may face an error The Source Files could not be Found. You can easily fix it. To know how to do it, Just click on the highlighted text.
2. System Restore to Fix Corrupted or Missing System Files & Registries
The first method is the best way to fix this kind of system problem. But sometimes, It may make you disappointed. In that case, You may prefer system restore. It is very easy to do. You can learn how to do it from this article. Read Ways to Do System Restore in Windows.
3. Reset/Refresh or Reinstall Windows:
If none of the above methods work for you, You can choose this one as the ultimate method. Resetting or refreshing windows can fix any system related problems. So, It should fix corrupted or missing system files problems too. You can only reset or refresh windows If you are running Windows 8 or 10. Here how to Reset Windows 10 On Your Laptop without any data loss.