Fix Windows 10 resource protection found integrity violations error

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The Windows 10 OS comes with a System File Checker tool that allows you to check the system files for any corruption or serious problems and fix it. The System File Checker tool is particularly helpful if some Windows functions are not working. However, after running the System File Checker tool, some users have reported the Windows 10 resource protection found integrity violations error. Similar reports can also be seen in the Microsoft community forums.

I ran a system file checker scan and the results provided the following error message: “windows resource protection found integrity violations”.  I did look at the cbs log but cannot find out the problem.  Any ideas before I reimage the machine.

If you are also troubled by the Windows 10 resource protection found integrity violations error, this troubleshooting guide will help you resolve the problem.

How to fix Windows 10 resource protection found integrity violations

1. Run System File Checker Tool

  1. The error message hints at a possible corruption of some of the system files. To fix this you need to run the System File Checker tool again with some additional tools to fix the problem.
  2. Type cmd in the search bar.
  3. Right-click on Command Prompt option and select Run as Administrator.Windows 10 resource protection found integrity violations
  4. In the Command Prompt type, the following command and press Enter.
    SFC /scannow
  5. Wait for the System File Checker to scan your system for any errors.
  6. When the scan is complete, enter the following command one by one and hit enter.
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    DISM /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
    DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
  7. Once the repair process is over, restart the computer and check for any improvements.

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2. Fix Windows Updates Errors with DISM

  1. If the error occurred after updating your Windows 10 PC to the latest version, the DISM tool can help you to fix some Windows corruption errors.
  2. Type cmd in the search bar.
  3. Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
    Windows 10 resource protection found integrity violations
  4. In the command prompt type the following command and hit enter.
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  5. The above command uses Windows Update to provide the files that are required to fix corruptions. However, if your Windows Update client is already broken, then you need to use Windows DVD or Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive.
  6. If you are using a bootable UBS drive, use the following command instead:
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:C:\RepairSource\Windows /LimitAccess
  7. In the above command, replace C:\RepairSource\Windows path with the location of your repair source (that is your bootable USB drive or Windows DVD).
  8. Once the repair process is over, type the following command and hit enter.
    sfc /scannow
  9. Wait for the System File Checker to finish scanning. Close the command prompt and run Windows Update again.

If the issue persists, try to perform a repair upgrade using the Windows ISO file. Simply download the Windows 10 ISO and mount it to your PC. Double-click on the mounted ISO and select Change what to keep option during configuration to repair Windows installation without deleting your files and programs.

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