Friday, November 1, 2013

Steps To Fix A Missing Or Corrupt Windows System32 File

Windows File Protection can be termed as a system or a mechanism incorporated in the Microsoft Windows operating system, which prevents the programs from replacing the important Windows files. This mechanism is designed to automatically back up critical system files, such as those located in the System32 directory. It also helps to automatically replace the files, which are found to be missing or corrupt. Although this happens in most cases, sometimes this automatic replacement does not occur, or repair the corrupt files. In such cases, you would need to manually fix and replace such corrupt and missing important files. Microsoft has developed a tool that would help the user to do just this.

These issues constitute major Microsoft problems and can cause irritation to the users. You can follow these instructions to use the tool and fix a missing or corrupt windows System32 file, before seeking assistance from the Microsoft tech support.
  • In the first step, log into the Windows computer. You can log in using the administrator account credentials. If you have issues regarding the account information, the best solution would be to contact the Microsoft helpline. 
  • Once you have logged in with using the administrator account credentials, try inserting the Windows installation disc into the optical drive. Make sure that you cancel any windows that automatically start and run from the installation disc. 
  • Wait for the installation disc to run. Now, click the Start button and click Programs or All Programs. You would get a list of programs that exist in your computer. Now, select the Accessories option. You can also contact Microsoft’s official website to know more about the Microsoft problems. 
  • Now, the next step depends on the operating system that your system is running on. If it is Windows XP, click the command line icon, and if running Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click the command line icon and select the Run as Administrator option. 
  • Now, type sfc /scannow on the command line, and press Enter. The sfc program would start scanning the computer, and replace any corrupt or missing System32 files. 
  • However, the sfc program may occasionally access the installation disc to copy original installation files to the computer to replace files that are detected as missing or corrupt. 
  • Once the scan is completed, restart the computer. 
 Hence, these are the simple steps, following which you can manually fix a corrupt or missing Windows System32 file. However, if you have any issues, feel free to contact our technical support.

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