How To Use System File Checker to Repair Files on Windows 10

If you notice some random errors on your Windows or while booting up there occurs some issues then there is very good chance that the System Files and Folders present  are corrupted.

Windows 10 has been pretty good in handling the files required for proper functioning compared to its older versions however the instability occurs when there is a Windows Update.

So in order to check whether your system has corrupted files Windows 10 has a built-in System File Checker which is a command-line utility that automatically scans and repairs corrupted files if present any, with a proper and stable version.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on using this service:

Implementing SFC:

  1. Click on Windows icon on bottom left-> search Command Prompt.
  2. Right Click on Command-Prompt->Select Run as Administrator also called as elevated command prompt.
  3. Now type sfc /scannow (Note that there is a space in between).
  4. Wait for the process to complete as this might take some time.

After the process gets 100% completed look in the Command Prompt screen

  • If you get a message as displayed below then there were some file errors which were detected and restored.

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not supported in offline servicing scenarios.

  • And if the message is displayed like the one below then there were no problems detected with the files.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

  • If message displayed is like the one below then Windows was not able to repair those files.

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.

Note: If there were any repairs made by the System File Checker then Restart your device as the SFC might not prompt you to do so.

Did you notice CBS.log which is mentioned whenever errors are detected?This is a LOG file where list of all the corrupted files which were restored or not are saved.

So if you want to check the list of files here’s how you can access it , go to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. If you want to analyse the files check out on  How To analyse the Log Files created by SFC

Conclusion:

The Built-In System File Checker is one the best tools you can use to view corrupted files however if you’re not satisfied you can always try and implement the third party software available online.

 

How to unlock laptop If you forgot password

Now a days everyone has a lot of  accounts to manage and in all this, it is very normal to forget a password.

Recovering a Windows password is not an easy thing but being able to login to your machine is now easy, thanks to this tool called TunesBro WinGeeker. Obviously there are other methods(like reinstalling the OS which will result in  data loss).

However if you don’t want your data to get deleted this recovery tool can be really helpful.

Follow the steps given below to quickly recover your Windows account by creating a bootable recovery disk with USB Drive.

How to use TunesBro WinGeeker to reset Windows password :

Step 1:

Head to TunesBro WinGeeker  website and download  the software. The trial version will list all the accounts that can be recovered but to recover the account, you will have to get the paid version.

Step 2:

After installing the software, launch the application. Insert a USB disk and click on “Burn USB” button on the screen.

TunesBro WinGeeker Software

 

Step 3:

You will now have to boot from this USB disk. To do this, put this USB disk in your locked computer, restart the machine. Press Delete/F8 to enter bios option. Select the option to boot from USB drive. Save and exit.

Step 4:

After rebooting from USB, WInGeeker will be launched. The screen will show you all OSs currently installed and also list all the users for each OS. Select the OS and account combination which you want to unlock. Then click “Reset Password” and “Reboot”. Now you will be able to login to your old account without using any password. Make sure that you set a new password and write it down somewhere to avoid this in future. But then you can always use WinGeeker to get back.

Reset Windows password USing Tunesbro

Tunesbro offers 24/7 support, 100% money back guarantee and free future updates for the software. Also it supports a number of laptop brands like HP, Dell, Samsung. So it is a great tool for those users.

Caesium : Open source tool for loss-less image compression

Caesium - open source lossless image compression tool

If you are a blogger or running a website then you must be knowing the importance of reducing the page load time. In turn to achieve this the first thing we look at is reducing the image size. But as we try to re-size or convert this images the visual quality of the image is also compromised. There are very few free tools available which we can use to reduce the size of image without much affecting the visual quality of it.

Caesium is one such open source software which uses loss-less image compression technology to reduce the image size. Even the users who are looking to save some precious hard disk space can be benefited by using this tool. You can see some of its samples over here.

Caesium - open source loss-less image compression tool

This tool is really easy to use. One can select individual pictures or batch upload them and compress them altogether. Processing time is negligible compared to other image processing tools. This is an open source application so you can download and use it for free. You can select to download the Windows installer and install it on your system just like any other application or you can use the portable version to carry it with you wherever you go. Choice is yours 😉

Download Caesium Windows installer (7.91 MB)

Download Caesium Portable (Windows only) (10 MB)