There are a few different solutions to help you if you’re struggling to run the System File Checker and scan your device for corrupt files or missing resources.
The most straightforward solution is manually starting the required service. It’s important to configure the Windows Modules Installer in a way that allows it to start whenever you try to run the SFC scan. The steps below will guide you through this setup.
This method is essentially the same one as the first but done in the Command Prompt. It’s possible that this solution may work, as you need administrative permissions to make the modification.
There’s a possibility that a background application or service is interfering with the System File Checker, causing it to not work. In this case, you can try simply executing the scan command in Safe mode. Safe mode boots your system with only the necessary Windows components enabled.
Some users have reported that running the DISM command fixed the System File Checker. The Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool re-deploys your system image in order to fix issues directly related to it. The step-by-step instructions to run this scan can be found below.