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How To Perform SFC Scannow?

SFC SCANNOW Command Scans integrity of all protected system files in the computer and replaces incorrect versions of correct Microsoft versions. To perform this scan process is one should have administrator rights on the command prompt and which can be opened as an administrator by right-clicking on it.

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How to open a command prompt as an administrator in Windows to perform SFC Scan

  • Firstly, Windows users can click on Start and type command on search option which are in command prompt.
  • Secondly, Then Click Right Click on the command prompt.
  • Finally, Then run as an administrator.

Step 2: Type the command SFC SCANNNOW in the command line, and hit <enter>

SFC scan now:

A system file scan can also be executed on Windows 10/11. The procedure to access the command prompt as an administrator remains the same as same Windows 8 or 8.1.

 If you find any of your applications misbehavior but this scanning procedure is much useful.

In case of any corrupted system files found after the scan is completed. There is a need to repair Windows operating system. There are some advanced procedures for the latest operating systems like 8 or 10.

DISM Online checkup will give an accustomed to fix the issues due to the corrupted files. There are different ways to fix it because using Windows repair disks or there are should be the availability of a known good at restore point.

The following syntax is giving you for command and it is the following ways.


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
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[/OFFWINDIR=<offline windows directory> /OFFBOOTDIR=<offline boot directory>

/SCANNOW Scans integrity of all protected system files and repairs files
to solve problems.

/VERIFYONLY Scans integrity of all protected system files, no repair operation is performed well and good.

/SCAN FILE Scans integrity of the referenced file, and repairs file if there are any problems identified. Specify full path <file>

/VERIFY FILE Verifies the integrity of the file with full path <file>. No repair operation is performed.

/OFFBOOTDIR for offline repairs specify the location of the boot directory.

/OFFWINDIR for offline repairs specify the location of the windows directory



Second: SFC /VERIFYFILE=c:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll

Third: sfc /SCANFILE=d:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll /OFFBOOTDIR=d:\

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