How to: check the ENTIRE operating system for corruption

Original title: How do I check the ENTIRE operating system for corruption?

Hello,

 

I need to know how to check the operating system for corrupted files. I would really prefer to stick with the tools windows has to offer, so no downloads (unless provided by microsoft). Like is there a cmd that I could use, or an application? I need to check my ENTIRE operating system for corrupted files.

 

 

Also, is it alrite to store my Windows Image Backup on the same drive but another partition? I am not worried about physical drive damage, but if something went wrong with the operating system or something like that, would the system image still be safe? Thanks, XPAero

 

P.S. I have Windows 7 Ultimate, and I am a PC "geek", so I'm pretty knowledgable about how to get things done on a pc...

 

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Last updated November 10, 2018 Views 4,899 Applies to:
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Hi,

Start - type in Search box -  COMMAND   find at top of list -  RIGHT CLICK  -  RUN AS ADMIN

sfc /scannow

How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

Then run checkdisk (chkdsk).

How to Run Disk Check in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

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If needed :

How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

Hope this helps.

Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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CHKDISK using GUI and command prompt:
http://www.w7forums.com/use-chkdsk-check-disk-t448.html


SFC /SCANNOW Command:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html


You should store the image on a separate physical disk (or on DVD).


MCC 2011

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