Windows 10: SFC /SCANNOW Error Solved

  1.    03 Sep 2015 #1

    SFC /SCANNOW Error

    When trying to run SFC /SCANNOW the following error is generated:

    C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow

    Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.

    Is this a knpown problem with solution?
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  2. Borg 386's Avatar
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       03 Sep 2015 #2

    If you suspect problems because you are running a SFC & are unable to run it, this might be helpful:

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    If you're having problems with Windows 10 on your PC, you could use push-button reset to refresh or reset Windows.

    Refresh your PC Fixes software problems by reinstalling the OS while preserving the user data, user accounts, and important settings. All other preinstalled customizations are restored to their factory state. In Windows 10, this feature no longer preserves user-acquired Windows apps.

    Reset your PC prepares the PC for recycling or for transfer of ownership by reinstalling the OS, removing all user accounts and contents (e.g. data, Classic Windows applications, and Universal Windows apps), and restoring preinstalled customizations to their factory state.

    The options above are great for what they are intended for, but you could also do a repair install of Windows 10 by performing an in-place upgrade without losing anything other than all installed Windows Updates.
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  3.    04 Sep 2015 #3

    Borg 386 - I solved the issue by downloading the latest Win 10 release and doing a reinstall. Many thanks for your help. Wally
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  4. axe0's Avatar
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       04 Sep 2015 #4

    A question, did you run sfc/scannow in command prompt or in admin command prompt?
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  5.    04 Sep 2015 #5

    Hi - admin command - but now solved by reinstalling latest update

    axe0 said: View Post
    A question, did you run sfc/scannow in command prompt or in admin command prompt?
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  6. Borg 386's Avatar
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    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       04 Sep 2015 #6

    Glad you got it sorted :)
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