If you have ran SFC /SCANNOW and had reports of corrupt files but didn’t know how to repair them, look no further. There has been a tool created called SFCFix.exe by a friend of mine who goes by the name niemiro. SFCFix has a lot of power to automatically repair corruptions detected by SFC /SCANNOW, SFCFix uses advanced algorithmic searches to find and replace corrupt/missing system files. This of course is just the tip of the iceberg, SFCFix has a lot more power than just explained, also what I have just explained is an over simplified description of one of the features.  Most of you reading this will only be interested in getting these files repaired, so lets get started 🙂

Step One::

The first step is to re-run SFC /SCANNOW, this is to ensure SFCFix is analyzing the most recent data:

Windows Vista/7

  1. Click on the button. Inside the search box type in CMD
  2. Right click on CMD => Choose Run as Administrator
  3. Inside the Command Prompt windows copy and paste the following command SFC /SCANNOW
  4. Please wait for this to Finish before before continuing with Step Two.

Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right click on the button
  2. Click on Command prompt (Admin) => Press Yes on the prompt
  3. Inside the Command Prompt windows copy and paste the following command SFC /SCANNOW
  4. Please wait for this to Finish before continuing with Step Two.

Step Two::

Please download and run SFCFix from >Here<

It will take about 15 minutes to process. Once the scan has completed a notepad file will launch with the results. Please copy and paste the entire contents of the results and post them back into this thread.

Download and run SFCFix

Please download and run SFCFix from >Here<

It will take about 15 minutes to process. Once the scan has completed a notepad file called SFCFix.txt will launch with the results.

Reading the results

If you have a look at the SFCFix.txt results you will be able to see something similar to the below, here you want to look under the AutoAnalysis section

SFCFix version 2.4.3.0 by niemiro.Start time: 2015-05-05 15:05:33.640
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Update 3 – amd64
Not using a script file.
AutoAnalysis::
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-system-remote_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17415_none_3d15dcabb0d7dec4\Windows.System.RemoteDesktop.dll
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-system-remote_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17415_none_e0f74127f87a6d8e\Windows.System.RemoteDesktop.dll

If use the word CORRUPT: followed by a file path it means that SFCFix has detected this file as corrupt/missing. If you see FIXED/REPAIRED underneath it means the corruption has been automatically repaired.

If the file has not been automatically repair please continue.

 

Step Three::

Dont worry if the file has not been automatically repaired, this can happen from time to time. Luckily for you there are a few helpers out there that will be able to assist in repairing these files for you.

Already being helped at a forum?

If you currently being helped at a forum please return to your help thread and copy and paste the results from your SFCFix.txt file into your help thread. Someone will then come along to assist shortly.

Not currently being helped on a forum?

If you are not currently being helped on a forum please register at Sysnative Forums, sysnative is a free computer help site. Please now follow the instructions in the following thread: Windows Update Forum Posting Instructions

Once you have created your thread one of the trained helpers or myself will be along shortly to help. You can find me at Sysnative forums under the username Go The Power

Hopefully any further corruptions will be resolved rather quickly from here on out 🙂

Alex