Trouble running sfc on Windoze

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by pun, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. pun

    pun MDL Senior Member

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    #1 pun, Jan 2, 2014
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    Hi all, I'm using Win 8.1 Enterprise x86. Not a frankenbuild (I got it from the repo.)

    I like to keep my system clean and error-free, so I delete temp files once a month and run defrag, chkdsk and sfc once every two months.

    It's been a while since I performed sfc, so I ran it today (in an elevated cmd, of course). To my surprise, it said there were some errors, which it was unable to fix. I ran it another couple of times, and each time I got the same message. That's probably explained by the fact that the admin prompt might not have total control over the entire system's files, so I restarted and opened the recovery prompt.

    And now it says a system repair is pending, and sfc cannot proceed until that is finished. I have no repairs pending, so this is quite annoying. Can anyone help me fix this? Feel free to ask for any info I might have missed.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention, it shows me where the log is located, but when I attempt to open said log, all I get is a very annoying and cryptic "Access is denied." popup.
     
  2. Majestic

    Majestic MDL Junior Member

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    Run:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
     
  3. pun

    pun MDL Senior Member

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    Worked perfectly, thank you :)