How to Fix Corrupt cbs.log File in Windows 10

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Such an error informs users running the system file checker that the cbs.log file is corrupted.

The corrupted cbs.log file can mean a lot of things, none of which are good. That’s why you have to deal with this situation, and we have explained below how you can do it.

System resources such as file data, registry data and even in-memory data can lead to inconsistencies throughout the life of the operating system. These inconsistencies can be caused by various hardware failures or software problems. In some cases, these inconsistencies may affect the Windows Service Store and prevent software updates from working.

Error Message

“Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.”

Execute the chkdsk command

chkdsk win10

If you do not prefer a third-party repair program, you can rely on chkdsk’s built-in control to recover and repair damaged files.

Step 1. Boot from the Windows installation DVD.

Step 2: Select “Repair Computer”.

Step 3: Select your target system.

June 2019 Update:

We now recommend using this tool for your error. Additionally, this tool fixes common computer errors, protects you against file loss, malware, hardware failures and optimizes your PC for maximum performance. You can fix your PC problems quickly and prevent others from happening with this software:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.


Step 4: In the Restore Tool pane, select Command Prompt.

Step 5: Run chkdsk x : /f /r (x represents your target drive)

Use The System Update Readiness Tool

The system update readiness tool attempts to resolve these inconsistencies. After downloading the system update preparation tool, it performs a spot check for inconsistencies that could prevent subsequent maintenance. This analysis usually takes less than 15 minutes. On some computers, however, the tool can take much longer. The Windows Update progress bar is not updated during the analysis and the progress seems to stop completely at 60% for a while. This behaviour is expected. The analysis is still ongoing and you should not cancel the update.

Check and repair hard disk drive errors.

First, check and repair any errors on your hard disk using the CHKDSK command. To do that:

Open the command prompt as an administrator.
At the command prompt, type the following command and press Enter: *

chkdsk /F

* Notes :
1 You must restart the computer when you execute the CHKDSK command on the system drive.
By default, the CHKDSK command checks your C: main drive for errors. If you want to correct errors on another drive (e. g. drive “E:”) after checking drive C:, switch to that drive (e. g. by entering E: & Enter) and enter the same command.

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