Can this SFC report tell me anything about a corrupted-file-fix operation?


Also, I think your profile pic is of the nano-sized man who sits inside my cpu oiling its cogs, maybe I could expedite all this if I could just talk to him.


Nano-sized man: "Crackle, spark, electron this, proton that".


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Please do not filter CBS log files despite what others may say, usually the actual issue isn't on a line which is prefixed with "[SR]", more often than not, it will be a few lines prefixed with "Info" or "Error".

Everyone seems to grossly oversimplify the CBS log by suggesting to just filter it down to the [SR] lines, here's a good example of why you shouldn't do that: Troubleshooting 0x800f081f / 0x800f0982 Error
 

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I've got it! He needs offerings of Nestle cereal--the answer was so simple after all!


I knew that "snap, crackle, pop" would generate something along those lines. :-)


Pssst... it's Kelloggs cereal. Namely, Rice Krispies. :-)
 

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@x BlueRobot Thanks. I'm becoming pretty overwhelmed with it all honestly. I guess I'm lucky then as because chance had it that I actually extracted the lines the SFC command made in that big log file manually, so if there's anything of import in that TXT file I shared then I won't have missed it I guess.
 

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I knew that "snap, crackle, pop" would generate something along those lines. :-)
I guess then that I should crush the R. Krispies into a dust and allow the fan on the laptop's underside to inhale it. But which usb-port--or hdmi?--should I siphon the milk into? or does he prefer his cereal dry? Please advise.
 

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I guess then that I should crush the dry cereal into a dust and allow the fan on the laptop's underside to inhale it. But which port should I siphon the milk into? or does he prefer his cereal dry? Please advise.


Just run sfc /scannow for the answer. It'll be in the CBS log. :D

 

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Just run sfc /scannow for the answer. It'll be in the CBS log. :D


Ah ofc! Brill. I'll report back tomorrow with the result.
 

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Please do not filter CBS log files despite what others may say, usually the actual issue isn't on a line which is prefixed with "[SR]", more often than not, it will be a few lines prefixed with "Info" or "Error".

Everyone seems to grossly oversimplify the CBS log by suggesting to just filter it down to the [SR] lines, here's a good example of why you shouldn't do that: Troubleshooting 0x800f081f / 0x800f0982 Error
Please tell @Brink about it.
That's how the forum evolves.


All the best,
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Please do not filter CBS log files despite what others may say, usually the actual issue isn't on a line which is prefixed with "[SR]", more often than not, it will be a few lines prefixed with "Info" or "Error".

Everyone seems to grossly oversimplify the CBS log by suggesting to just filter it down to the [SR] lines, here's a good example of why you shouldn't do that: Troubleshooting 0x800f081f / 0x800f0982 Error
Your linked article is about a Dism-reported error not an error reported by SFC.

SysNative said:
Q: I've replaced the corrupted files identified by DISM/SFC but it still mentions that they're corrupt? Is my installation corrupt beyond repair?
A: No, fortunately this is often not the case and we can repair the operating system after further investigation. The reason the error often persists is due to registry corruption or the servicing stack is expecting an uncompressed file where you replaced it with a compressed file or vice-versa.
If SFC had reported an error that it could not fix then the SFC tutorial would have advised running a particular Dism command whilst online so that Dism could have made use of WU mechanisms to find replacement files.
This is explained in Option 1 Step 3 yellow notes.


I hope this helps,
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Ah ofc! Brill. I'll report back tomorrow with the result.
But you've already done that.
I thought you said that SFC did not report any irreparable errors anyway.


Denis
 

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But you've already done that.
I thought you said that SFC did not report any irreparable errors anyway.


Denis
Lol no, we were joking about cereal by that point, I wasn't referring to anything to do with the problem when I said that.
 

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Generally, things should proceed like this. The steps below are for problems from very mild, to very horrible.

1. sfc /scannow
2. Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
3. In-Place Upgrade
4. Clean Install


Reboot and run sfc /scannow each time, after steps: 2, 3, and 4.
You won't need to go to the next step, if SFC comes up with no errors.
 

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Generally, things should proceed like this...

1. sfc /scannow
2. Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
3. In-Place Upgrade
4. Clean Install


Run sfc /scannow each time, after steps: 2, 3, and 4.
You won't need to go to the next step, if SFC comes up with no errors.

But you'll often find that you'll need no more than
SFC /ScanNow
and, if that reports irreparable errors, run the Dism command suggested in the SFC tutorial's Option 1 Step 3 yellow notes whilst connected to the internet.


All the best,
Denis
 

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But you'll often find that you'll need no more than


Yep, yep... as soon as SFC comes up clean, you can stop proceeding through the four choices. :-)


As mentioned a few times in this topic... all this info can be found in the SFC tutorial.
But to transfer the information from the tutorial to your head... you have to "read" the tutorial. :-)



All four steps I mentioned above, are in a giant BLUE (color is really... TEAL), box in the SFC tutorial...

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Filtering a CBS log
If SFC had reported an error that it could not fix (...)

SFC reported an error, and in this case SFC was able to repair the issue. But because the CBS log was filtered it does not show the additional information about the corrupted file. When looking at the full CBS log it will show which file has been used as replacement, probably a file from the WinSxS directory. But when you filter the log you will miss such info.

Rich (BB code):
2024-03-25 03:35:25, Info                  DEPLOY [Pnp] Corrupt file: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\bthmodem.sys
2024-03-25 03:35:25, Info                  DEPLOY [Pnp] Repaired file: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\bthmodem.sys
 

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But to transfer the information from the tutorial to your head... you have to "read" the tutorial.
Thanks for reminding me, I often miss that part.
 

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Please tell @Brink about it.
That's how the forum evolves.
I have before and it just got dismissed.

If SFC had reported an error that it could not fix then the SFC tutorial would have advised running a particular Dism command whilst online so that Dism could have made use of WU mechanisms to find replacement files.
You've missed the point of that Q&A, sometimes even if you use DISM with a specified source, it will still report the file as corrupted, even though it isn't. That is when you need to investigate further.

Your linked article is about a Dism-reported error not an error reported by SFC.
The point being, as @Maxstar has demonstrated, filtering the CBS log either from DISM or SFC just removes lots of useful information.

Here's a good example from this forum: Win 11 - The component store is repairable.
 

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But because the CBS log was filtered
I don't know if it was though... because the file I shared were lines I extracted manually from the CBS log, I didn't create that file with the standard command used for extracting the result of an SFC process; I literally remembered the time and date of when I ran "sfc /scannow" and just went to that part of the CBS log and took the 500 lines or so that seemed to pertain to it.
 

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