Windows Resource Protection

By: Robert Neagoe
2 minute read
Windows Resource Protection

Windows Resource Protection (WRP) is a feature that became available with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista and replaces Windows File Protection. It protects registry keys and folders in addition to critical system files.

Applications should not overwrite these resources because they are used by the system and other applications. Protecting these resources prevents application and operating system failures.

WRP is the new name for Windows File Protection (WFP). WRP protects registry keys and folders as well as essential system files. The way it protects resources differs entirely from the method used by Windows File Protection.

Windows users have reported several issues related to Windows resource protection, and you can find the effective solutions to fix them by checking the following articles:

FIX: ‘Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation’ error

This error message indicates that you cannot run SFC/scannow command on your system. The easy way around this error is to boot into Safe Mode and run the SFC tool.

When the Windows 10 OS runs in Safe Mode all third-party apps, and the processes associated with such software will be stopped or deactivated. Thus, if the SFC error was somehow related with a third party software, this way you will be able to successfully perform the system scan.

Run SFC from Safe Mode

Here is how you can reboot your device into Safe Mode right away:

      1. Launch the Run engine on your Windows 10 device: press the Win+R keyboard keys together.
      2. In the Run box type msconfig and click on OK.msconfig windows 10
      3. From System Configuration switch to Boot tab.
      4. UnderBoot options select the Safe mode checkbox and also check Minimal from underneath.
      5. Click OK and Apply.reboot safe mode windows 10

    6. When prompted choose Restart.

  1. 7. Now your device will be automatically restarted into Safe Mode.
  2. 8. From there run the SFC /scannow command.

If this method doesn’t solve the error you can run CHDSK from Command Prompt or make some security changes. Check out this tutorial for these two steps.

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