Posted in: Windows 10

Repair Windows 10 system files

If some functions in Windows are not working properly or programs stop working you might have some broken or missing system files. Normally that can be solved by doing a system file check on Windows 10.

Typical errors that can be solved:

  • Search function broken
  • Can’t search in the start menu
  • Problems with Windows update
  • Explorer/The desktop crashes
  • Other miscellaneous errors

To check the integrity of Windows system files:

  • Search/find the Command Prompt in the start menu
  • Right-click on “Command Prompt” and select Run as administrator, click Yes
  • Type the command: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth  (and press Enter)
    This can take a while, but just wait until you get a text like this: “The operation completed successfully
  • Now type the next command: sfc/scannow (and press Enter)
    This command will also take a while to run…
  • Soon you will get “Verification 100% complete”

Finish off with a full reboot of the computer.

Now everything should work again.

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