Question Is it normal for sfc /scannow to find errors on a new PC?

AaronKyle

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I've had my PC for about 3 months and ran sfc /scannow out of curiosity a few time.

So far it found and successfully repaired errors 3 times.

I didn't notice any faults with my PC. As far as usage goes, I don't do much with it aside from steaming film/tv and writing in word and general browsing.

There is nothing to imply that anything bad is going on and I haven't noticed anything different.

Am I missing the point? Are errors on sfc necessarily a bad and fatal thing or should I ignore it and stop running the scan every month?
 

wpgwpg

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SFC checks files, not hardware. So while I can't say it's normal for it to find errors, it's certainly not uncommon. Any time you have a power failure or any other kind of abnormal shutdown, some files can be damaged.
 

howtobeironic

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Running SFC scans (and having it repair errors) monthly is pretty okay. SFC just checks if Windows files are still there. And hard shutdown can create a few files it'll fix. If you are getting fixed files frequently and for no reason though, try running chkdsk c: to check the health of the drive.
 

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