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Fix windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation error

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Summary
'Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation' error popups, when you run sfc.exe (System File Checker) to check the Windows system. How to do? This article tells you how to fix the error.
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DiskGenius is an all-in-one tool for data recovery, partition management, backup & restore and more. It can help solve the problem of Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation.

Further more, DiskGenius can backup your Window system and restore the original Windows system back when the Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation error occurs and you can not fix it.


SFC and windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation error

System File Checker(SFC) is a Windows system tool, it can check and repair missing or corrupted system files. However, when performing a "sfc /scannow" command, many users found that "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation" error pops up.

The article will tell you how to fix the error.

Solution 1: CHKDSK before run SFC

If your HDD has errors, SFC will fail to work and Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation error will occur.

CHKDSK is a Windows system tool that can check your hdd's integrity, further more CHKDSK can also fix various file system errors, so it can help solve the problem.

Step 1   Type cmd, in the search box on the Start bar, as followed:

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Step 2   Type cmd, select Command Prompt, and click Run as administrator, as followed:

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Step 3   When User Account Control appears, click Yes button, as followed:

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Step 4   In the Command Prompt window, type chkdsk /r, then press Enter key. Then you will be asked if schedule the checking when the system restarts , type y, as followed:

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Step 5   Close the Command Prompt window, and restart your computer. Then, CHKDSK tool will start checking the hdd and try to fix the file system errors detected automatically.

Step 6   Run System File Checker (SFC) again to see if it works correctly and the Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation error has been fixed.


Solution 2: Run SFC in Safe Mode

Step 1   Press the Windows logo key and R key meanwhile, then the Run box will appear.

Step 2   Type msconfig and click OK button, as followed:

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Step 3   After System Configuration window appears, select boot panel and check the Safe Boot opinion, as followed:

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Step 4   Then, click OK button. A query dialog will appear, click Restart Button, as followed:

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Step 5   Your Windows will then boot into safe mode, and you can run System File Checker (SFC) again in safe mode to see if it works correctly and see if the Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation error has been fixed.


Solution 3: Check and Repair Bad Sectors

Bad sectors can cause a lot of problems on the computer, including Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation error.

Step 1   Download and run DiskGenius, then from DiskGenius' main menu, choose Disk -> Verify Or Repair Bad Sectors, as followed:

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Step 2   Then, you can check bad sectors on the disk or partition, as followed:

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More info on checking or repairing bad sectors, refer to DiskGenius' online help: Check and Repair Bad Sectors.

Step 3   After repairing bad sectors, you can run System File Checker (SFC) again to see if it works correctly and see if the Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation error has been fixed.


Bonus Tip: Backup Windows system in advance

In fact, all these above means can not guarantee you always fix the Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation error successfully, so the better way to avoid the problem and many other annoying errors is to backup the Windows system in advance.

DiskGenius, the all-in-one tool can help you backup the Windows system, and restore it back when Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation error, or other errors occur.

Step 1   Select the Windows system partition (C: partition in common), then right click the mouse and select Clone Partition To Image File, as followed:

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Step 2   Input the image file name, then click Start button, and DiskGenius will backup the Windows system partition, as followed, and you can restore it back when certain errors occur.

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More info on backup & restore, please refer to the DiskGenius online help:
Partition Backup
Restore Partition from Image File

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Isoo Bakcup is another choice when you want to backup the Windows system, it is more appropriate for common users.

Isoo Bakcup's main screen is as followed, you can visit www.isoo.com to learn more.

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That's all, we hope the article can help you solve the problem, does it?

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