SFC and DISM: Windows 10 Repair Options

Sophie Luo, in Common error Tags: Windows 10



Windows 10 is equipped with some very handy tools that allow you to solve your computer problems. System File Checker and Deployment Image & Servicing Management tools are ones of them. 

You should consider using these tools when: 

a) troubleshooting a buggy Windows system; 
b) blue screen of death errors occur; 
c) applications crash; 
d) some Windows features are not working properly. 

and etc. 

In this post, we will show you some tools that you can use to solve your computer problems: 

System File Checker tool 
Deployment Image & Servicing Management tool
System Restore

Run SFC Command to Repair System Files

1) Press Windows key and X at the same time, then choose Command Prompt (Admin)


When prompted with the UAC, hit Yes to continue. 


2) In the Command Prompt window, type in the following command: 

sfc /scannow
Make sure that you have made no typo and hit Enter


Leave the Command Prompt window on until the command completes. 

3) If you see the message saying that Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations, then everything is find with your system. 



4) If you see a message saying Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them, then you need to go to safe mode and run the system file checker again. 


If the SFC command doesn’t work well, please mve on to the next section to run the DISM command to fix the SFC command problem and then run SFC command again. 


Run the DISM Command to Fix SFC Problems

DISM stands for Deployment Image & Servicing Management, which is a tool that can fix component store corruption that prevents the SFC command from working properly. 

1)
 Press Windows key and X at the same time, then choose Command Prompt (Admin)


When prompted with the UAC, hit Yes to continue. 


2) In the Command Prompt window, type in the following command:

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


Make sure you have made no typo and hit Enter.



Wait for a while for the whole process to finishes. 

3) When the whole process finishes, restart your computer. Then run SFC command again so it will help you replace any corrupted files with the correct ones. 


System Refresh or Reset

If the above tools cannot help you solve your computer problems, you can have a try at refreshing or resetting your Windows 10. 



For more detailed information, please go to the posts below:

How to refresh Windows 10? 
How to reset Windows 10? 


Pro Tip: 
In many cases, most of your computer problems can be solved by updating your device drivers to their latest versions unless the problems are with the hardware, in which case, you will need to get your hardware replaced. 

To update device drivers, you can use Driver Easy for assistance. It automatically detects, downloads and updates your missing and outdated device drivers and allow you to finish the whole process in just a couple of minutes.


If you want to have your own professional tech support and tons of other features in Driver Easy such as driver back up and driver restore, by all means, have a try at the professional version of Driver Easy. It allows you to update all your device drivers in just ONE click and poof, your computer problems are gone! 

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