Home >> Resource >> Windows System Tuneup >> How to Use System File Checker (SFC) Scan to Repair System Files on Windows 10

How to Use System File Checker (SFC) Scan to Repair System Files on Windows 10

October 17, 2016 4:57 pm / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to Computer Help
Follow @ShawnHamilton

System file checker, also known as SFC, is a system-file-corruption-checker utility built in Windows Operating System. It scans the integrity of all protected operating system files and replaces incorrect, corrupted, changed, or damaged versions with the correct ones.If there is asystem file missing orcorrupted in your Windows 10, it may not work properly, and you may encounter a system crash.

There are two ways to use SFC/SCANNOW command, one is using it from within Windows 10, the other is using it externally. Normally you don’t need to run the SFC externally unless your Windows 10 computer fails to boot. The following guide will describe both of them step by step, and offer you some recommendations on how to repair other Windows 10 system issues.

Here is how you can use the SFC /SCANNOW command to scan your Windows 10 computer for errors and to fix them automatically:

Part 1 - Run SFC from within Windows 10

To run the System File Checker, an Elevated Command Prompt must be opened from within Windows.

Part 2 - Run SFC /SCANNOW Externally

As mentioned earlier, we can use the System File Checker externally after you have started the computer with a Windows 10 bootable media like a DVD or a USB drive.

Here is how you can use the command externally to scan your Windows 10 PC for corrupt or missing files and to fix the issues automatically:

For other Windows 10 issues or system errors, you can use Windows Care Genius, a dedicated Windows system optimization tool, that helps you clean up junk files, optimize your system for better performance and protect your privacy. Windows Care Genius is available for free trial, download and have a try.

Free Trial Windows Care Genius:

Win Version

Buy Now Windows Care Genius:

comments powered by Disqus
Related Products
Windows Care Genius
Only: $29.95
Free Trial Buy Now
Hot Tips
Clean Up Junk Files in Windows 10
Fix Computer is Low on Memory
Speed up and Stabilize Windows System
Fix Disk Cleanup Doesn't Delete Windows Update Files
Delete File Trace & Make Deleted Files Unrecoverable
Top Advanced SystemCare Alternative for Windows
Should Superfetch Enable or Disable in Windows 10
Check/Monitor CPU Usage on Windows 10/8.1/8/7
Backup and Restore Windows 10
Social Connection

Copyright © 2007-2018 PassFab Co.,Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Use SFC Scan to Repair System Files on Windows 10