SFC is deprecated, use dism instead

Often sfc.exe reports errors that could not be resolved.

Instead of “sfc.exe /scannow” run the following as Administrator:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

this will report healthy, repairable or non-repairable. If it reports repairable run the following:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


For offline Images:

Dism /Image:C:\offline /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth




The needed files are pulled dynamically from Windows Update so you need to have Internet access.

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