System file corruptions in Windows are quite common and can cause all sorts of weird behavior. Don’t ask me how they happen because I have no idea – I only know they do happen. It might have something to do with the 50- 60 million lines of code that constitute a Windows 10 operating system.
When something just isn’t working as it should, the first thing to try is a reboot, and the second thing is to run System File Checker via the sfc /scannow command. And, if System File Checker reports corrupt system files that can’t be repaired, we would then move on to the DISM command Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth.
- To learn more please read: SFC Fails To Fix Errors – What Now?
Introducing MS Windows Heath is portable freeware that provides a graphical interface to automatically run those two commands. For those who find working with Command Prompt a tad daunting, MS Windows Health is the perfect solution. And, even if you’re comfortable working with Command Prompt, I’m sure there would be those in your circle of family and friends who would benefit greatly from this freeware.
MS Windows Health Download & Usage
The download consists of a tiny 67KB ZIP folder extracting to 533KB. Extract the contents of the ZIP folder and then, to run the software, simply double-click the extracted executable. If Windows displays a warning message, click More Info and then Run Anyway. I can assure you the software is perfectly safe and scans clean through 69 antivirus engines at Virus Total. Windows tends to throw up these warning messages for software that is relatively new and so not yet earned a reputation.
- Download direct from the developer: MS Windows Health
The first window is merely an explanation of what the software does:
Click the X in the top right corner to close the window and the software’s interface will then open:
As you can see from the above screenshot, it is simplicity personified. There are no settings to worry about, only two buttons to click and run each of the two commands.
I don’t mind admitting I’ve kept this one myself for future use. My problem is that I can never quite remember the exact wording and syntax for the DISM command and always end up needing to look it up again online. This little portable freeware will save me the trouble. I like it!