Interpret SFC /scannow results


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My W10 Pro PC is running good at the moment. I decided to run system file checker, and got these results:

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. For online repairs, details are included in the CBS log file located at windir\logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For offline repairs, details are included in the log file provided by the /OFFLOGFILE flag. PS C:\WINDOWS\system32

I don't know how to interpret this, or what to do. Is it important since PC is running very well?


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Basically what the message said. You'll need to look in the CBS log file to determine why it couldn't replace the corrupted files


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You could try a dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth and then try sfc /scannow again.


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Since my computer is running very well at the moment, I assume those defective files aren't too important. On another thread someone advised that a future update may fix them. In any case, if I have future problems I may opt to perform a reset of the machine. I've done that in the past and it always worked out well.
Since having an operating computer is very important, I recently purchased an RCA Viking tablet, running Android, although I'm much more familiar with Windows. I thank everyone for their assistance.