How to repair corrupt Windows 10/8/7 system files?

Are you getting an error message on Windows PC, something like a file missing or file corrupted? Performing a system scan for corrupted or missing files is the best way to begin troubleshooting Windows 10/8/7.

Several reasons may be behind a corrupted or missing system file. It may file corrupted due to a third-party application, virus attacks, improper shut down of PC, human error, etc. Over the internet, there are various tools available that claim to fix various issues of Windows, but either they are not good or not available for free.

Thanks to Microsoft for providing a command-line utility to scan our PC for corrupted and missing files. It is quite simple and solves corrupt or missing file problems on Windows PC. You need to open an elevated command prompt and execute a single command to scan and fix corrupted or missing system files automatically.

This post will guide you on how to repair Windows 10/8/7 system files without using a third-party tool.

How to repair corrupt Windows 10/8/7 system files?

Step 1. Open Command Prompt with administrator using any method.

To open the Command Prompt with the administrator privilege, press the Windows logo + R keys to open the Run command box. Type cmd in the Run box and then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to run the command prompt with full rights.

Step 2. Click Yes if you are prompted by User Account Control (UAC).

Step 3. Once the Command Prompt opens with administrative rights, type the following command and press Enter from the keyboard:-

sfc /scannow

Step 4. The verification process may take a few minutes to complete. Once done, you can close the Command Prompt window.

Once the verification process is completed, it also includes a log file on “C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log” (if you have installed your Windows OS o “C” drive, if in other drive follow the path accordingly). You can check the log file and troubleshoot your Windows PC accordingly.

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