Fixing Windows OS issues like a PRO!

Does your OS not feel right? You click on a menu and nothing happens but yesterday it was fine?

Try the following;

Windows 7 and below

  1. Open Command Prompt (CMD) by clicking on the windows button and typing “CMD” (without quotations).
  2. Once Command Prompt appears in your search, right click and select Run As Administrator (This will require the Admin password if you’re not on the admin account).
  3. Type the following command “SFC /Scannow” (without quotations).
    This will take a while so get a coffee or go outside.
  4. Once this is complete you will get one of the following;
    1. Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. (This is bad)
    2. Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix them. (This is bad)
    3. Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. (This is good)
    4. Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations. (This is awesome)
  5. If you got one or two (unable to fix all or some) then you may need to reinstall Windows.

Windows 8 and above

One of the many improvements to Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 is DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) you can use this to fix the component store that is used in SFC to repair the OS.

Try the Windows 7 and below method first, well up to step 5 and if you got one or two (unable to fix all or some) then run the following;

  1. In CMD as Administrator type “DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth”
    This will take 10 to 2 hours depending on the speed of the HDD/SSD and the level of corruption.
  2. Once this is complete you will get one of the following;
    1. No component store corruption detected. (This is awesome)
    2. The restore operation completed successfully. The component store corruption was repaired. (This is great)
    3. DISM Failed. No Operation Was Performed. (This is bad)
  3. Once DISM has completed you may want to re-run “SFC /Scannow”.
  4. If DISM failed then you may need to reinstall Windows.

 

Feel free to leave any comments or questions below!

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