When you attempt to run the System File Checker (sfc.exe /scannow command) to restore missing or corrupted system files, the following error message may appear:
Windows File Protection could not be initiate a scan of protected system files.
The specific code is 0x000006ba [The RPC Server is unavailable.]
This usually happens if the Windows File Protection (WFP) is disabled in the registry.
Enable the System File Checker in the Registry
Use the following steps to re-enable WFP.
- Click Start, Run. Type Regedit.exe and press ENTER.
- Navigate to the following branch:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon
- Double-click SFCDisable and set its Value data to 0
- Exit the Registry Editor and restart Windows.