In previous article, I mentioned RGB vs YCbCr but in this article, I have mentioned how we can resolve error "Windows Resource Could Not Perform The Requested Operation" in Windows while using CMD.
Like every other OS, Windows operating systems are bound to encounter bugs and malware that can corrupt system files or cause system errors and malfunctions.
One way to fix some of these issues is to run an SFC scan. However, things can become annoying when SFC fails to work well or fix the problem. It (SFC) reports several error messages in such cases, and the "windows resource could not perform the requested operation" error is one of them.
It is now essential to fix the SFC scan failure and get it working well to increase your chances of fixing the initial OS issues.
This article will show you how to solve the "windows resource could not perform the requested operation" error.
Fix 1: Run CHKDSK Scan
One of the ways to fix the SFC scan when it crashes is to run CHDSK, also known as the Check Disk scan. It will fix data errors on your hard disk and possibly, help SFC to run smoothly.
Here are the steps to run CHKDSK.
Step 1: Open Elevated Command Prompt
Press the Windows button + R to open the Run dialog box and type cmd in the text field. Next, Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the elevated Command Prompt.
Step 2: Enter CHKDSK Command Line
Type chkdsk /r in the elevated command prompt and press the Enter button. The system should start the disk check, and you can run the SFC scan when it is complete.
However, go to the next step if the scan does not start.
Step 3: Perform Disk Check
Press Y and hit the Enter button if you see a message that says, ‘Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts?'
You will get a message that the volume will be checked the next time the system restarts.
Step 4: Restart Your Computer
Close the Command prompt window and restart your PC, and the chkdsk scan will begin automatically at the restart.
You will be asked when to perform the disk check; enter ‘y’ and press Enter.
Close the cmd window and restart your computer.
Fix 2: Run SFC Scan in Safe Mode
You can bypass the SFC error message by running the SFC scan in the safe mode - a software mode that lets you access the default version of Windows with the default drivers and Settings.
Also, the system will stop or deactivate all third-party apps and the associated processes in safe mode. Hence, the SFC scan may work properly, especially if the error relates to any third-party software or app.
So, you should first boot your computer in Safe mode before running the SFC scan. Let's see how to boot your computer in Safe mode, and then you can run the SFC scan.
Boot Your PC in Safe Mode
There are two options for booting your PC in Safe mode - using the system configuration and starting the PC in Safe mode.
Method 1: Start Your Computer in Safe Mode from System Configuration
You can boot your computer in Safe mode if it is already running from the system configuration. That way, you do not need to manually shut it down or restart it.
Step 1: Open Run Utility
Press the Windows button + R to open the Windows Run utility - a program that lets you open several other programs, folders, documents, and apps in the Windows operating system.
You can also search for Run with the Windows search button.
Step 2: System Configuration
The Run dialog box will appear on the screen. Type MSConfig in the text field and click OK to open the system configuration window.
Step 3: Go to Boot
Click on the Boot tab in the system configuration window. You will find it to the left at the top of the Window.
Step 4: Select Safe Mode
Go to the Advanced options tile and locate Safe boot (or safe mode) under the Boot options section.
Next, check the boxes next to the safe boot option and the Minimal option under it.
Step 5: Apply Changes
Click on Apply, then OK to apply and save the changes.
Step 6: Restart Your PC
The system will need to restart since you do not need it in the normal but the safe mode. Select Restart from the prompt that displays to continue.
Then, wait for the system to boot in Safe mode.
Method 2: Start Your Computer in Safe Mode from the Sign-in Screen
If you cannot open the system configuration for any reason, you can start your computer in safe mode from the sign-in screen. Follow the steps below to do this:
- Start the computer and let it get to the sign-in screen.
- Press and hold the Shift button.
- Click on the power icon at the bottom right of the screen and select Restart while holding the shift button.
- The computer will display the Choose an option screen after restarting; click on Troubleshoot.
- Next, select Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart. The system may ask for your BitLocker recovery key. Check here to know how to find it.
- The PC will restart again, and you will see a list of options on the screen when it does. Select 4 or F4 to start it in Safe mode.
Once your computer is in Safe mode, you can run the SFC scan as follows:
- Press the Windows button + R to open the Run utility.
- Enter cmd in the text field and click okay.
- Type SFC /scannow in the command prompt and press Enter.
You can fix the SFC scan error by running the CHKDSK scan or running the SFC scan in safe mode, as described in this post. Follow the instructions carefully, and try to back up your data to avoid data loss.
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