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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 SFC /Scannow

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      • #2365082
        AskWoody Plus

        I ran SFC /Scannow and received the message that errors were found and repaired.  However, when I checked the CBS.log all I found was:

        “Repairing 0 components”

        Reran SFC/ Scannow and returned that there were no issues.

        Is there another way to read the CBS.log that I may not be aware of?



      • #2365103
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Maybe a flag was set and SFC responded to that flag but found no errors???

        cheers, Paul

      • #2365357
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks Paul.  How does a flag get set?  How can I tell from the log what was “fixed?”

      • #2365367
        AskWoody Lounger

        Have you tried copy and pasting the CBS log elsewhere on the system and opening the copy up to read?

        illegitimi Non Carborundum
      • #2365376
        AskWoody Plus

        Yes, thanks.  However, not sure how to read what SFC repaired except for seeing: “Repairing 0 components.”

        • #2365911
          AskWoody Lounger

          Windows was never good at providing technical information. I mean.. while updating you see spinning circle and message “Dont turn off your computer”. All you can do is have your fingers crossed. Enough humour.

          You could search manually for those strings in the CBS.log

          – “corrup”
          – “repair”
          – “Repairing corrupted file”
          – “Cannot repair member file”
          – “Repaired file”
          – “[SR]”

          Link here.

          You can also download EXE file to analyze, but the link I found does not have good security rating. So I wont post it, just to stay safe. You can see the URL, the app for analyzing CBS.log is in the “Download – Miscellanous” section. I officially do not recommend to download it, until you are absolutely sure what you do (sandboxed browser or one purpose VM, for example).


          Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 20H2 Enterprise

          HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

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          • #2366038
            AskWoody Plus

            Thanks!  That was the information I was looking for.  When I did a search on the following here is what I found (or did not find fortunately).

            – “corrup” – Cannot find
            – “repair” – Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
            – “Repairing corrupted file” – Cannot find
            – “Cannot repair member file” – Cannot find
            – “Repaired file” – Cannot find
            – “[SR]” – Many of these, in particular

            [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
            2021-05-15 22:32:51, Info CSI 00000115 CSIPERF – FilePI Queue 464ms

      • #2365898
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        “Repairing 0” means nothing was found to fix. Chasing why seems counterproductive at this point.

        cheers, Paul

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