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If you receive "Windows has detected file system corruption on local disk" error with System Restore on Windows 10/8/7, here's how to fix it.

System Restore is one of the useful recovery feature that may help you to restore last known good configuration. We’ve already seen how to create restore point and restore your system using this feature in following guide:

How to use System Restore in Windows 10

Recently, while restoring one of our Windows 10 Pro system, we got following error:

Windows has detected file system corruption on local disk (C:). You must check the disk for errors before it can be restored.

Windows Has Detected File System Corruption On Local Disk

We clicked Check the disk for errors link then and hit Scan drive option.

Windows Has Detected File System Corruption On Local Disk

But this was of no help, as Windows found corruption on the drive but was unable to repair it.

Windows Has Detected File System Corruption On Local Disk

In short, we’re not able to use System Restore at all to go back, in this case. If you’re also facing similar scenario on your Windows 10, here is how to fix it:

FIX: ‘Windows Has Detected File System Corruption On Local Disk’ In Windows 10/8/7

1. Plug in your system recovery disc or Windows 10 bootable USB and start your system and press any key to continue.

Windows Has Detected File System Corruption On Local Disk

Wait while your computer boots from your plugged disc.

Windows Has Detected File System Corruption On Local Disk

2. Then click on Next in Windows Setup screen shown below.

Windows Has Detected File System Corruption On Local Disk

3. Moving on, click on Repair your computer link in next screen of same window.

Windows Has Detected File System Corruption On Local Disk

4. Now click Troubleshoot in below shown screen.

Windows Has Detected File System Corruption On Local Disk

5. Then hit Advanced options entry in following screen:

Windows Has Detected File System Corruption On Local Disk

6. Moving on, we’ve now arrived in Advanced Recovery Options for Windows 10. Here, click on the Command Prompt option.

Windows Has Detected File System Corruption On Local Disk

7. In the Command Prompt window, type following command and press Enter key:

chkdsk /f /r C:

*Replace C: with the drive with which you’re getting error.

Windows Has Detected File System Corruption On Local Disk

8. Close Command Prompt window when you’re done. Then back in Advanced options screen, hit Startup Repair.

Windows Has Detected File System Corruption On Local Disk

9. Let Windows repair the corruption on drive, it might take few minutes to some hours, so keep patience.

Windows Has Detected File System Corruption On Local Disk

When done, your system will automatically reboot and continue to operating system. You can now try performing System Restore and it will work this time without any error.

Windows Has Detected File System Corruption On Local Disk

To illustrate this fix, see this video:

Hope this helps!


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