How to Repair Windows 11 with SFC and DISM

Do you have problems with your Windows 11? Over time, the operating system develops problems such as sluggishness and malfunctions, same goes for Windows 11. Software-related issues are simple to resolve, and your computer will be back to full functionality in no time.

How to Repair Windows 11

This article focuses on a few of the many options for resolving Windows 11 difficulties.

Number 1: Using SFC

To locate corrupted files, utilize the command line tools SFC and DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management).

SFC scans and validate encrypted files (Windows Files). Suppose it discovers that a file has been corrupted and cannot be confirmed. In that case, it tries to restore a fresh copy to your computer.

Step 1: In Windows search, type command prompt and click on it to open it in administrator mode.

Repair Windows 11

Step 2: Next, input the command ‘sfc /scannow’ and click enter.

input the command

Step 3: The above command initiates an immediate scan, which takes a few minutes to finish.

immediate scan

Step 4: If it finds out that all files are correct with no errors, you’re good to go. Otherwise it will be corrected if there are any missing or corrupted files.

Number 2: Using DISM command prompt tool: 

A command-line utility that is even more powerful than SFC is DISM.

Steps for checking and restoring your PC using DISM.

Step 1: Type CMD into the Windows search box and run it in Administrator mode.

Windows search box

Step 2: To scan your Windows 11 installation for faults, use ‘DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth‘ or copy-paste the command and hit Enter.

Windows 11 installation for faults

Step 3: The results of the scan will be displayed.

Windows 11 installation for faults

Step 4: Type’ DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth‘ if you identify any problems and wish to fix them.

Step 5: Reboot your PC.

Number 3: System Restore point 

System Restore is a Windows utility for safeguarding and repairing computer software. You can use it to create Restore Points by taking a picture of some system files and the Windows registry. Your system creates restore points at regular intervals and you can also create restore points if you wish to manually. Restore points are also created with a new installation. You can use Windows Restore to go back to a time when your Windows was functioning normally.

Create a system restore point.

You must first enable System Protection for C Drive to do a system restore.

Take the following steps:

Step 1: Type “make a restore point” in search box and press enter.

Create a system restore point

Step 2: Look under System Protection to see if protection is enabled. If it isn’t already enabled, you must first enable it. Click Configure after selecting C drive.

System Protection

Step 3: Go to System Protection and turn it on.

System Protection

Step 4: To enable system protection for the c drive, click Apply and OK.

enable system protection

Make a System Restore Point (SRP).

Ways to make a system restore point.

Step 1: Select C drive under System Protection and click Create.

Make a System Restore Point

Step 2: Give the system restore point a name and a description.

Step 3: Select Create from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: The system restore point is created by the tool. When the procedure is completed, click Close.

How to Restore a System Restore Point on Your Computer

Step 1: To proceed, click System Restore under System Protection.

System Restore Point

Step 2: Click the Next button.

Step 3: Click Next after selecting the target system restore point.

Step 4: After you’ve confirmed your restoration point, click Finish.

Step 5: Do not interrupt the system recovery procedure.

Number 4: Uninstall recent updates: 

The best way to keep your Windows 11 up to date is to install a new update. Microsoft always makes Windows updates available to the general public. Microsoft solved flaws and issues in the previous version with the updates. As a result, you can also report any problems or issues you see to Microsoft, which will help them develop Windows 11. However, your computer may act strangely after installing a new update, such as slowing down and substantially lowering its performance. This indicates that your machine is having issues with the recent installation. So the simplest solution is to uninstall the most recent update and wait for the next one.

Step 1: Type Settings into the Windows search box or use the Windows+I keyboard shortcut.

Step 2: On the left side, select the ‘Windows Update’ option.

Windows Update

Step 3: To the left of the window, select the ‘Update history’ option from the ‘More options’ column.

Update history'

Step 4: Next, select ‘Uninstall updates’ from the drop-down menu.

Uninstall updates

Step 5: Locate and choose the most current update that was installed. After that, press the ‘Uninstall’ option. On your screen, an alert will display.

most current update

Step 6: To confirm and delete an update, click the ‘Yes’ box.

Step 7: Restart your Windows PC to see if the problem has been resolved.

Number 5: Fix issues with windows startup repair: 

If your PC is experiencing problems booting up, all of the aforementioned methods will fail. You can use Windows Startup Repair to resolve this issue. To do so, you must first enter Windows recovery mode.

As soon as the screen appears after pressing the start button, hit F11. Another method is to turn on and off your computer 4-5 times using only the power button to enter Windows recovery mode.

Step 1: When you see the ‘Automatic Repair’ screen, take the first step. To continue, choose the ‘Advanced choices’ button.

Step 2: Select ‘Troubleshoot’ from the drop-down menu.


Step 3: Select Advanced settings from the drop-down menu.

Advanced settings

Step 4: From the Advanced options page, select ‘Startup Repair.’ This procedure will begin diagnosing your computer. This should most likely resolve any startup issues you’re having.

Conclusion: I hope this article helps you in finding and fixing your windows 11 issues. The above-mentioned methods are some of the best and highly recommended solutions to any operating system problem.

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