Windows 7 sfc /scannow says There is a system repair pending that requires a reboot - Windows Update not working

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  • Just droping a note for a possible fix.I tried the Microsodt FixIt's, sfc, reinstalling the Microsoft Download Agent, amongst many other fixes. I always got 2-3 different error codes, depending on what I tried, to a pending system repair requiring a reboot. I'm not sure exactly what caused the original issue (I replaced the primary drive, I did an update and the computer froze forcing me to do a hard shutdown). Not both at the same time. Everything appeared to work fine until I just recently tried to update again. My installed updates were blank, and the history showed nothing newer than 4 months ago. I found on another page, someone that found a fix, and it worked for me. The fix for me was sp47845.exe (Intel Rapid storage Technology Driver). I lost the website that I downloaded it from, but it is on the HP website. I'm just sharing this hoping it will work for others.<o:p></o:p><o:p></o:p>

    After a reboot, all is working. Hope this helps.<o:p></o:p>

    • Changed type Sabrina Shen Thursday, April 26, 2012 5:53 AM
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 4:10 AM

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  • 1. I would simultaneously ask in HP forum. Chances are that this is typical for specific model and driver.

    2. Whenever the problem is in update, look into WindowsUpdate.log and ReportingEvents.log. If you feel like to share them here, upload files into SkyDrive

    3. Also inspect Event logs and "report" here errors and warnings.

    4. When you try nearly all without finding solution,  then give a try to update from installation medium (full package, not recovery, install > upgrade, this removes IE9 )



    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 8:03 AM