Monday, March 10, 2014

Windows System File Checker in Repair Mode - and Fixing the Pending Repair Error

If you're just looking for how to fix the "Pending Repair" error, scroll straight down.

The System File Checker (SFC) feature in Windows is an automated utility that scans Windows system files for possible corruption, and replaces damaged or missing files. Malware or even power outages can damage such files, and running the following code in the command line can sometimes be a quick remedy for BSODs (Blue Screen of Death) and other crashes.
sfc /scannow
If your machine is all good, it should display the following. If not, it should fix the problems and create a status report.
Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
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