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Repair Windows Image Component Store in Windows 11

If a Windows image becomes unserviceable, you can use the DISM (Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management) tool or Repair-WindowsImage cmdlet to update the files and correct the problem.

For example, to fix Windows image component store corruption when a sfc /scannow command is unable to repair corrupted or modified system files because the component store (source) is corrupted. SFC should be able to repair the files afterwards.

This tutorial will show you how to repair Windows image component store corruption in Windows 11.

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Use System File Checker (SFC) to Repair System Files in Windows 11

System File Checker (SFC) is a tool built into Windows that will check for system file corruption.

The SFC /SCANNOW command scans and verifies the integrity of all protected system files and replaces missing or corrupted versions with correct versions when possible. If this command discovers that a protected file has been overwritten, it retrieves the correct version of the file from the Windows image component store, and then replaces the missing or corrupted file.

This tutorial will show you how to run the System File Checker (SFC) tool to repair missing, corrupted, and modified system files in Windows 11.

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How to Add SFC SCANNOW Context Menu in Windows 10

If some Windows functions aren’t working or Windows crashes, use the System File Checker to scan Windows and restore your files.

The SFC /SCANNOW command scans the integrity of all protected system files and replaces incorrect (corrupted or modified) versions with correct Microsoft versions.

This tutorial will show you how to add a SFC SCANNOW desktop context menu in Windows 10.

The SFC SCANNOW context menu will allow you to quickly run a SFC /SCANNOW command as needed.

When SFC runs in Windows, it logs its actions into the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log file. The SFC scan details log item in the context menu will create a sfcdetails.txt file on your desktop to see only the specific SFC entries with the [SR] tags filtered from the CBS.log for the SFC scan log details.

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