Find out how to use the most important system utility of Windows11, to repair your computer in only one step.
di Antonio Lamorgese
Windows 11 is a complete and sophisticated operating system, but sometimes a system malfunction can occur that can cause problems on your computer. Among the most effective commands for fixing system problems on Windows 11 is the system utility “sfc /scannow”, which allows you to check and repair corrupted system files.
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1. What is the “sfc /scannow” command
As I have already told you, the “sfc /scannow” command is a Windows system utility that examines all the operating system files and checks if there are any corrupted or damaged files. If a corrupt or damaged file is found, the “sfc /scannow” command replaces it with an undamaged copy of the file retrieved directly from the Windows repository. So, your computer must be connected to the Internet to run this command.
2. How to run the “sfc / scannow” command
sfc / scannow ” command can be run through the command prompt window. Here are the steps to run this command on Windows 11:
2.1. Open an elevated command prompt
To do this, click on the Start button, type “Command Prompt”, then right-click on the result and select “Run as administrator”.
2.2. Run the system utility “Sfc / scannow” of Windows11
In the command prompt Windows, type the command “sfc /scannow” and press Enter.
Wait for the process of scanning and repairing corrupt system files to complete. The scanning process may take a few minutes or more, depending on the size of the hard drive and the number of system files to be scanned.
Once the scan is complete, you will see a message stating if any corrupted files were found and if they have been repaired.
3. Complete the restore with the “dism” command
In the event that the “sfc /scannow” command fails to restore the system, it is good practice to restart the computer and also issue the dism command, acronym for (Deployment Image Servicing and Management ), specifying these parameters:
The dism command restores other system files, which “sfc /scannow” ignores, but which are necessary for Windows to function correctly. Completed the execution of the command Dism you just have to restart the computer and verify its operation.
4. Limitations of the “sfc /scannow” command
The “sfc /scannow” command is a very useful tool for fixing system problems on Windows 11, but it is not always able to solve all problems. If the command fails to repair a damaged system file, you may need to use more advanced system repair tools or reinstall your operating system.
“sfc /scannow” command is one of the most important system utilities of Windows 11, capable of checking and repairing corrupted system files. If you experience system problems, it is recommended that you run the “sfc /scannow” command as the first step to fix the problem. However, if the “sfc /scannow” command fails to fix the problem, you can use other system repair tools or reinstall the operating system to fix system problems.
‘sfc /scannow’ is a Windows 11 system utility that scans all protected system files of the operating system and checks for corruption or damage. If a corrupt or damaged file is found, ‘sfc /scannow’ replaces it with a healthy copy of the file from the Windows repository.
To use ‘sfc /scannow’ on Windows 11, open Command Prompt or elevated PowerShell and type the command ‘sfc /scannow’. The process of scanning and repairing corrupt system files can take a few minutes or more, depending on the size of your hard drive and the number of system files being scanned.
Not all system problems on Windows 11 can be fixed using ‘sfc /scannow’. If the command fails to repair a damaged system file, you may need to use more advanced system repair tools or reinstall your operating system. However, for most system issues, ‘sfc /scannow’ is a very effective tool to fix corrupted system files on Windows11.