How to Repair Windows 10 Corrupted System Files

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Most Windows 10 users face similar problems with corrupt file systems. There are various reasons as to why a file becomes corrupted. When it happens, it is almost impossible to repair. However, there’s no need to worry.


Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) is a tool that instantly fixes corrupt files. Select the window and type cmd and run the command prompt. Then type DISM/online/cleanup-image/restore-health on the command prompt and hit the enter button. Ensure that you launch the command prompt as an administrator to avoid error pop-up.  Also, be patient because the process can take up to 10 to 15 minutes to complete.


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System File Checker (SFC) is another Windows tool that scans and fixes any corrupt file in your device by itself. Notably, ensure you run DISM on your PC first before opting for the SFC tool. Therefore, launch the SFC tool as the administer in your device. Type sfc/scannow in the command window and press the enter button. The system will initiate a scan to fix the issues, which will take a few minutes to complete. If the SFC fails to locate any corrupted file in the systems, it means that your Windows 10 OS is in good condition. Notably, if the tool locates corrupted files and repairs them successfully, the details will be in the file. If it fails to resolve the problems, it means one must replace the files manually.

Windows Start-Up Repair

If your PC is taking longer than the usual boot-up, you can carry out start-up repair to help hasten the process. You can do this by pressing and holding the shift-key on the keyboard then click the restart button to obtain power options. Select troubleshoot, advanced options, click start-up repair to initiate the procedure, and patiently wait for process completion.

Windows System Restore

Windows 10 errorYou can revert your device’s condition to a previous point in time using Windows restore feature. Ensure that you have permitted system restore on the Windows 10 settings and establish a restore position in the past to achieve the desired outcomes. Windows restore feature is not functional without a restore point.

Reset Windows 10

If none of the above solutions works for you, reset your Windows 10. This is taking your PC to its original default state by uninstalling and reinstalling Windows 10. Ensure that you backup your data by resetting Windows.

Author: Ayaan Hull