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Inability to run SFC /scannow due to pending repair

Solution

If you have a system that you want to run the SFC /scannow command and all you get back is system repair "flag" set so you keep getting "There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart ..." . The problem is that you cannot boot into windows normally and keeps reseting, and only giving the option to start a system repair. Then get to a command prompt and force a SFC with the following command

SFC /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=C:\ /OFFWINDIR=C:\Windows

First attempt was to remove the flag by using

dism.exe /image:C:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions

but it did not allow the sfc to run, worth looking at though.

If the SFC wont run and cannot find image then the Windows drive may have moved. On the Lenovo on which this had happened the windows drive changed to D:

 

 
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Article ID: 19
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Date added: 30-03-2017 12:14:48
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