Windows 10: Running sfc /scannow more than once question

  1.    29 May 2018 #1

    Running sfc /scannow more than once question

    I've run across the suggestion that when running sfc /scannow it should be run two or three times, even if you received the message Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations. My understanding has been that if no integrity violation are found you shouldn't need to run further scans. True of false?
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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       29 May 2018 #2

    The only time I run it more than once is if problems still exist, if the scan keeps finding more problems, indicative of a possibly failing drive. In days of yore such scans and defragging unnecessarily or frequently could stress a drive which was not good, drives have gotten much better.
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  3. axe0's Avatar
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       31 May 2018 #3

    True, if no issues are found no need for extra stress on the drive.

    If issues are found and couldn't be fixed => use DISM first.
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