- While installing new software
- Opening programs such as Command Prompt, Registry Editor etc.
- You perform any other operation that require user privileges
Here is the screenshot of this annoying error:
After seeing this message for the very first time, definitely you’ll reboot with a hope that it will get solved automatically, but it will NOT! If you try to run System File Checker, you simply can’t because Command Prompt won’t open. Now if you’re thinking that reinstalling Windows will fix it, wait a minute. Try below mentioned fixes, and I’m sure you won’t need to reinstall then.
FIX : The Extended Attributes Are Inconsistent Error In Windows 10/8.1/8/7
FIX 1 – Using NETPLWIZ
1. Press + R and put netplwiz in Run dialog box. Click OK or hit Enter key.
2. In the User Accounts window so appeared, select your user account and click Properties.
3. Next, in the property sheet, switch to Group Membership tab. Select Other and in the drop-down next to it, choose your account type such as Administrator, Users etc.
Follow this process for each of the user account present on your system and make sure each account belongs to a particular group. Click Apply, OK and close User Accounts window, reboot then.
After restart, you’ll find that the problem is resolved now. If not, go ahead with FIX 2.
FIX 2 – Via Windows Default Sound Scheme
This might sound quite strange but from past experiences, users have found that if your sound scheme is not set to default, this issue may occur. Also if you’re using any third-party tool related to sound, uninstall it and make sure you’ve set Windows sound scheme to default one:
1. Right click on sound icon in taskbar notification area and select Sounds.
2. Next, hit the drop-down against Sound Scheme and select Windows Default. Click Apply followed by OK.
If you like, you may reboot and after that, the error should no longer appear.
Hope this helps!