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Scan and fix corrupted Windows system files

Start a command prompt with administrative privileges, then run

sfc /scannow

If the result shows that corrupted files were found run one of these checks:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

Fix the corrupted files:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

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I am Mathias, born 40 years ago in Heidelberg, Germany. Today I am living in Munich and Stockholm. I am a passionate IT freelancer with more than 16 years experience in programming, especially in developing web based applications for companies that range from small startups to the big players out there. I am founder of, creator of the security service platform BosyProtect© and initiator of several other software projects.