In Windows 11 or 10, corrupted system files problem has become very common. But this article explains how to repair these problematic, missing, or faulty files correctly.
The system files in an operating system are very important. Without such items, the OS can’t perform normally. In Windows, You can find the system files in the following location:
If any of these files get corrupted or missing, you may encounter many weird problems. Sometimes, Your computer may become unusable for it. But, What is the solution to it? In fact, there is no perfect solution. But, You can follow some widely used methods to handle the situation by repairing such files.
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How to Repair Corrupted/Missing/Faulty System Files in Windows 11 or 10
To fix the system files problem, you can follow several methods. Here are they-
1. SFC Command
- Press Win + X on the keyboard and then click on Terminal (Admin).
- Now, type the following command and hit Enter:
Give it some time to finish the process. If it finds any problem, it will repair the system files. If not, it will show you a message Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations.
But, sometimes, the SFC command may be unable to repair errors. In this case, Other options are open to you. To view the SFC log file, you can go to C:\WINDOWS\Logs\CBS. Then, You can analyze it. But if you want to have the log as a text file on the desktop, you can use this command:
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%LogsCBSCBS.log >"%userprofile%Desktopsfclogs.txt"
It will save the log file on the desktop as sfclogs.txt.
2. DISM Command
Like the SFC tool, DISM also can repair corrupted system files. But, It can do more. The full form of DISM is Deployment Imaging Service and Management. To use it, follow these steps:
- Open the Terminal as an administrator like before.
- Run the following command:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
- Keep patience until it finishes the process.
After running this command, you should follow rerun the SFC command. It may fix your problem.
3. System Restore
If the DISM command doesn’t help, you may restore your system. It may help in some cases. To do it, follow these instructions:
- Open the Windows Search Box, type rstui and press Enter.
- Click on Next.
- Tick Show more restore points to see the full list.
- Choose a point from the available list and click on Next.
- Follow any onscreen steps to finish the process.
For more details, check out this guide on how to perform a system restore on Windows.
A system restore may often come in handy in repairing corrupted, missing, or faulty system files on Windows 11 or 10.
4. Re-Install Windows
Windows 11/10 system components sometimes become so corrupted that you can’t even use them. Normal tools like command prompts may also become unusable. In that case, You can re-install the operating system. There might be many complex methods to resolve it. But, Re-installing windows can be the easiest to do.
I hope these tips will help you to repair missing or faulty system files. You can let us know in the comment box if you have your own method that may help others.