Tips to deal with corrupt files in Windows® 7
Is it often that you get error messages on your Windows 7 OS stating that a particular file is corrupt? If yes, then it is time you did a complete system scan.
"A Frequent System Scan can remove corrupt files without causing any severe damage to your Windows 7 OS."
Corrupt file error messages usually occur when system files have been be accidentally deleted or a rogue program like virus, worms, malware, etc. infects your computer. In order to repair corrupt files in you Windows 7 OS, follow these six simple steps:
- Click on 'Start' and select 'All Programs'.
- Click on 'Accessories.'
- In the menu list of 'Accessories' right click on 'Command Prompt' and select the 'Run as administrator' option in the top of the menu.
- Once the 'Command Prompt' application opens, type the command “sfc /scannow” and press enter. This command initiates the 'System File Checker' in Windows 7 OS.
- In the 'Command Prompt' Window you will see a message “Beginning system scan. This process will take some time”. NOTE: Do not close the application or press any key, let the scan complete to the 100% percent mark.
- Once the scan is complete, a message will be displayed stating that Windows 7 did not find any errors. This means that all the corrupt data files have been replaced.
These are the steps, which will help you to replace corrupt files with new version files. If, you still get error messages stating that a particular file is corrupt then you can run System Restore in Windows 7, which will return the settings of the OS to an earlier state.