System Settings And Customization

How to Fix SFC Scannow System Repair Pending Windows

Are you encountering the “SFC Scannow System Repair Pending” issue in Windows? In this article, I will provide you with the steps to fix this problem and restore your system’s functionality.

Initial Steps to Open Command Prompt and Restart PC

To open Command Prompt and restart your PC, follow these initial steps. First, click on the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of your screen. Next, type “cmd” into the search bar and press Enter to open Command Prompt. Once Command Prompt is open, type “shutdown /r” and press Enter to restart your computer.

After restarting your PC, you can proceed with running the SFC Scannow System Repair Pending Windows. If you encounter any error messages or issues during the process, you may need to consider running the scan in safe mode or using the Recovery Console. If the problem persists, you can also try running a virus scan to check for any malware that may be affecting your system.

Running and Reverting Commands

  1. Run Command Prompt as an administrator by searching for “cmd” in the Windows search bar, right-clicking on Command Prompt, and selecting “Run as administrator.”
  2. Enter the command sfc /scannow and press Enter to initiate the SFC scan.
  3. Wait for the scan to complete and take note of any errors or repair pending messages.
  4. If the scan reports a “Repair pending” message, enter the command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and press Enter to revert the pending repair.
  5. Wait for the DISM tool to complete the process and then restart your computer.

Modifying System and BIOS Settings

Step Description
1 Access BIOS settings by restarting the computer and pressing the designated key (e.g. F2, F10, Del) during startup.
2 Navigate to the “Boot” tab in BIOS settings and ensure that the correct boot order is set (e.g. boot from hard drive first).
3 Check for any system configuration options related to system repair or recovery and ensure they are set appropriately.
4 Save any changes made in BIOS settings and exit the BIOS interface.
5 Once the computer has restarted, access the System Configuration utility by typing “msconfig” in the Windows search bar and pressing Enter.
6 In the System Configuration window, navigate to the “Boot” tab and ensure that the “Safe boot” option is unchecked.
7 Click “Apply” and then “OK” to save the changes and restart the computer.

Advanced Recovery and Update Procedures

When dealing with a “System Repair Pending” issue after running SFC Scannow in Windows, there are a few advanced recovery and update procedures you can try to fix the problem. First, try running the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool to repair the Windows image. Open Command Prompt as an administrator and enter “dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth“.

If that doesn’t work, you can also try manually replacing the pending.xml file in the WinSxS folder. Navigate to the C:WindowsWinSxS folder, locate the pending.xml file, and rename it to pending.old. Then, restart your computer and run SFC Scannow again to see if the issue is resolved.

In some cases, updating Windows to the latest version can also help resolve the “System Repair Pending” issue. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and check for any available updates. If there are updates available, install them and then run SFC Scannow again to check if the problem is fixed.

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