Windows 10: Windows 10 SFC offline

Discus and support Windows 10 SFC offline in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I have a SSD that will not boot into Windows. It tries to run System Repair, but ends with the message "Windows Cannot Repair this Drive". When I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Charles Linquist, May 21, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 SFC offline


    I have a SSD that will not boot into Windows. It tries to run System Repair, but ends with the message "Windows Cannot Repair this Drive". When I run SFC, it says that the START MENU is "owned" by several users or processes and can't continue.


    I booted from an old image backup, but want to get my original drive working again the new drive is larger.


    I can connect to the "old" drive using a USB3<>SATA adapter and see the data.


    But I want to run SFC on that drive. It shows up as drive I: in Administrative Tools/Storage


    But when I try to run SFC SCANNOW /OFFWINDIR=I:\ /OFFBOOTDIR=I:\WINDOWS, I get the msg Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.


    And I started the CMD prompt AS ADMINISTRATOR.

    I tried using PowerShell running as Administrator and got the same msg.


    How can I make this run?

    :)
     
    Charles Linquist, May 21, 2020
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  2. P4-630 Win User

    Microsoft enables offline play for Windows 10 games

    Most Windows 10 games will support offline play, but you'll have to work at it.


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    "Larry Hryb, the man known to the world as Major Nelson, announced on Twittertoday that Microsoft has "made some backend updates to improve your experience playing @Windows 10 games offline." Basically, if you're going to be somewhere that lacks online coverage—on a submarine, for instance—it will still be possible to play your games. But there are some restrictions.

    "Most games available in the Store on your Windows 10 device support offline play, but check the details of the game to make sure yours is supported by searching for your game at http://www.xbox.com," the Xbox support site says. "Most games with a campaign mode will be playable offline, but games with network co-op or multiplayer features will not work while you’re offline. While playing offline, some features, such as the ability to purchase additional items from the Windows Store, will not be available. Additionally, any leaderboards will be unavailable while you're offline."

    Obviously, online features like buying stuff from in-game stores won't be available when you're offline, but the bit about "games with network co-op or multplayer features" not working while offline really isn't clear. We tested with Gears of War 4 and confirmed that the offline features like campaign and LAN multiplayer worked just fine when disconnected.

    There are more caveats, though. You're limited to just one "designated offline device" at a time, and you can only change your designated offline device three times per year. Switching into offline mode isn't all that easy, either. First, you'll need to set your designated offline device:

    • Make sure that you’re online.
    • Check that your device has the latest Windows updates: Go to Start,Settings, Update and security, and then Windows Update and see if any relevant updates are available.
    • Open the Store. You’ll be prompted to sign in if you haven’t already.
    • Select the Me icon (this is your profile picture).
    • Select Settings, and then under Offline Permissions, make sure that the toggle is set to On.
    After that, you'll have to "prepare" your games by launching each one that you want to play offline while you're still online, and logging into your Xbox Live account. This is a bit like launching Steam into Offline mode while you still have an internet connection... but you'll have to prepare each individual Xbox game this way before going offline.

    Once you've logged into the game while you're online, you can exit at any time and you'll be set. Of course, if you change your mind and want to play something you haven't properly prepared, you're out of luck.

    The upside is that this only affects Windows 10 games, but it still seems wildly complicated and restrictive to me. Worse, while improved functionality is always welcome, I can't see how this does anything but beg for unflattering comparisons with Steam: When I want to play my Steam games offline, I set Steam offline, restart it, and I'm on my way—and I can do it as often as I want. Microsoft's implementation of offline play is an improvement, but only because it wasn't available at all previously. As a step toward becoming more competitive with Steam, though, it falls woefully short.
    "

    Microsoft enables offline play for Windows 10 games | PC Gamer
     
    P4-630, May 21, 2020
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  3. dalchina Win User
    SFC scannow offline

    To find your Windows drive letter from an offline command prompt or having booted your PC from a boot disk such as Kari's very useful one available from the top of the Software and Apps section here:

    a. the simple, crude pragmatic approach- from a command prompt use the DIR command on the various drive letters available and so discover which drive letter contains your Windows folder

    b. the more sophisticated approach:
    use BCDEDIT - see step 5 in the guide below:

    SFC Offline:
    How to Run SFC OFFLINE (System File Checker tool) - wintips.org - Windows Tips How-tos
     
    dalchina, May 21, 2020
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 SFC offline

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, May 21, 2020
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