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Windows is a proprietary operating system of Microsoft Corporation. One of the first Operating Systems in the world. Currently (in 2019) Windows 10 is the latest version of Windows as confirmed by Microsoft’s latest version.

Microsoft does not intend to end Windows, contrary Microsoft will continue to update Windows 10 at least until 2025.

Windows Problems and Errors

Windows, like the other Operating Systems, is not perfect. One of the most critical problems is the Malware. There are millions of malware in circulation. Malware can hurt you until you completely destroy Windows – Read more about Anti-Malware

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Common Repairs

Windows has pre-installed components and programs to try to repair itself. The only problem is if they work properly, let’s say it’s a miracle if they work and save Windows.

Method 1. Repair Windows 10 using SFC

SFC (System File Checker) is a command-line utility that can scan for corruption in Windows system files and replace any corrupted or missing protected system files with a known good version. When you feel buggy with your computer or notice problems during boot, you can use SFC to diagnose problems and repair it.

Run command prompt (CMD) as Administrator. Then type the command: sfc /scannow and press Enter. If SFC is unable to fix the problem, probably the utility cannot get the necessary files from the Windows image, which might have become broken. In this situation, you can use DISM to repair the Windows image.

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Method 2. Repair Windows 10 using DISM command-line utility

Windows 10 includes a command-line utility known as DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management). DISM command Windows 10 can be used to repair and prepare Windows images, including, Windows Setup, Windows Recovery Environment, and Windows PE. Also, DISM can be used to fix the recovery image within an installation of the operating system.

Let’s see how to repair Windows 10 using CMD with the help of DISM.

  • To check whether there is any corruption: Run command line as administrator. Type DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth and press Enter.

  • To scan the Windows image for any corruption: Type: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth and press Enter.

  • To fix Windows image: type: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:repairSource\install.wim and press Enter.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:repairSource\install.wim
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Method 3. Reset Windows 10 with command line

“Reset this PC” is a built-in feature of Windows 10. When your computer isn’t running well, you can use this feature to restore it to factory default configuration. To reset Windows 10, type “systemreset -cleanpc” in an elevated command prompt and press enter.

systemreset -cleanpc
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Method 4. Run system restore with command prompt
  • Step 1: Start your computer and press F8 repeatedly until the Windows advanced options menu appears.
  • Step 2: Click “Safe Mode with command prompt” and press Enter.

Note: If your computer can boot normally, press Win + R and type cmd in the Run box.

  • Step 3: Sign in using an administrator account if needed. Once the command prompt is showing, type the command: “rstrui.exe”, then press Enter.
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  • Step 4: This command will bring you to the interface of System Restore. You can either use recommended restore point or choose a restore point. Then click Next. Follow the instruction to complete system restore.
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Method 5. Repair Windows 10 with AOMEI.exe

Besides system restore, you can also repair Windows 10 with AOMEI.exe. AOMEI Backupper is a reliable backup and restore software which is designed for Windows 10/8/7/XP/Visa. You can either backup and restore from graphic users interface or command line. It has some features that Windows built-in tool does not have. For example, you can use AOMEI Backupper to create incremental backup, and you can restore to a dissimilar hardware.

Suppose you have created system image backup with AOMEI Backupper, let’s see how to restore Windows 10 using AOMEI command prompt. Before restoring system, you can use a utility named Check Image to check if system image backup is intact and without error.

Step 1: Navigate to AOMEI Backupper installation directory by typing the following command in command line and press Enter. For example: cd C:\Program Files (x86)\AOMEI Backupper.

Note: If you run this command under Windows PE environment, the drive letters might change.

Step 2: Run the following command to start restore: AMBackup /r /t [backup type] /s “[backup location path]” /d [destination location]. For example: To restore the system backup saved in J:\systembackup1 to disk 1. You should type the command: AMBackup /r /t system /s “J:\system backup\systembackup1.adi” /d 1

aomei command

If you need to restore to another computer, AOMEI Backupper Universal Restore feature can make this very easy. For example: Run system restore in the image named “systembackup1.adi” to the partition 0 on disk 0 and perform a universal restore. AMBackup /r /t system /s “D:\system backup\systembackup1.adi” /d 0:0 /x

Now you have learned how to repair Windows 10 using command line with five methods. You can choose one based on your preference. It is also suggested to keep AOMEI Backupper installed on your computer to provide continuous protection.

If you want to protect unlimited computers within your company, you can pick AOMEI Backupper Technician. With the inbuilt AOMEI Image Deploy Tool, you are also allowed to deploy/restore system image file on server-side computer to multiple client-side computers over network.

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