Windows 10: Windows 10 - suffers weekly from file Corruption, (Search won't open)

  1.    24 May 2018 #1

    Windows 10 - suffers weekly from file Corruption, (Search won't open)

    Windows 10 x64
    LENOVO_MT_20E2_BU_Think_FM_ThinkPad W550s
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2394 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
    All drivers and Bios up to date.
    All hardware passed testing.
    Macrium Reflect Home Edition v7.1.3196 Backup tool.
    +++ +++ +++

    This has been going on for months. I need to run sfc /scannow everyday before my differential backup runs.
    I have run DISM and SFC until I can do them in my sleep.

    What I have noted is that it seems to corrupts whenever I do a reboot. I am afraid to do a reboot these days.
    I have tested all components, cpu, memory, disks and all other hardware, everything is fine.
    If the reboot takes forever I know I am in trouble. Usually my reboot is 50 seconds. If it is corrupted and I am able to get to the Desktop, things like the Search Window and the Windows Icon do not work. Nor if I right click on the CMD icon in order to run in Administrative mode, none of these work. And/Or explorer.exe is funky.
    Some times it fails to load Windows at all and I am at the Blue Screen of trying to repair Windows.

    I just recovered my PC from a backup that was 2 weeks old. A full backup and all differential backups failed to recovery. I was shocked that I had to go back nearly 2 weeks to get the image where sfc passed,

    Today - I have 4 MircoSoft updates to run for Win 10.
    Last night - I did a full image backup
    SFC /scannow passed this morning.
    I did a complete backup of C:\Windows (I hope I can just restore this if I get hammered again)
    Well I am off to do an update! Wish me luck! If I don't respond I am rebuilding again.

    If anyone has to recover their machine as often as I or has some idea as to why this is constantly occurring,
    Please help me. What exactly is corrupt? Can I just backup those ahead of time?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    24 May 2018 #2

    Hi, how have you tested your disk, and what type of disk (technology) do you have?

    Do you get any error messages when using Macrium R? E.g. crc errors when making a backup?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    24 May 2018 #3

    1 sata & 1 ssd

    As I said every piece of hardware checks out ok.
    There are no errors in Macrium
    The system has 2 disks.
    Model Western Digital HDD WD5000LPLX 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM 2.5inch
    Model SanDisk SSD U110 16GB
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    25 May 2018 #4

    Hi, again, specifically, exactly how - with which program or method- have you tested your disk? Please state specifically. There is a reason for asking.

    Please confirm Windows is installed on your SSD. (I assume it is).

    You say
    A full backup and all differential backups failed to recovery.
    - do you mean
    a. the image restoration process failed (but you say Macrium R never produced any error messages)
    b. your PC failed to boot or operate correctly after a successful image restoration.

    You say
    I need to run sfc /scannow every day before my differential backup runs.
    but you also say Macrium R does not produce any error messages.
    - so in what manner does creating the differential image fail - or how do you know it has failed?

    What is your Windows build?
    (Windows key + R, winver)

    How long is it between reboots when you typically experience problems rebooting?
    Have you tried running with a clean boot (startups disabled) to try to eliminate corruption arising from other programs running- although I'd think this a low probability.

    - the corruption might be due to- e.g.
    - power fluctuations
    - incipient hardware failure (if this is marginal or over time, this might not be detected by simple tests, hence my questions about testing method and time between restarts).
    - the OS being overwritten

    You could try - as an experiment- after a successful restart, and SFC /SCANNOW passing. then running that e.g. hourly to see how long it is before a failure- if any- is detected.

      My ComputerSystem Spec


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