I was having trouble installing some new programs that I know were valid programs. So as a diagnostic I ran SFC /scannow and got the dreaded, "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.".
Is there anything I can do besides doing a repair or full (re-)install of Windows? And is there anything that one can do to prevent this type of situation?
I replaced the C:\drive with a brand new WD Blue Caviar 250 GB drive; reinstalled Windows 7 from a known good System DVD, reloaded all my programs, and installed the USB printer. Then all of a sudden I started having problems installing programs again, ran SFC and again got 'corrupt files found / can't repair them'.
I'm running Win 7, SP 1, Home Premium, x64. I run CCleaner on the Registry, use Wise Disk Cleaner to clean the drives, and both are set conservatively. For antivirus, malware and the rest I use AVG Internet Security 2014, which is there flagship product. I also use PrivateFirewall as my firewall, and run Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware sporadically. Everything consistently comes back clean, and for that matter my browsing habits are conservative and I rarely run into warnings, whether from downloads or sites (warnings coming from either the antivirus program, Web Of Trust, or my startup guards).
As for hardware, the motherboard was replaced about a year ago (old one gave up the ghost after 3 years), as was the printer, the monitor is less than 6 months old, and now the new hard drive. And no, I didn't replace the cable when I replaced the drive believing that if the cable has a fault, the drive wouldn't be recognized or load properly. I did check that the cables were seated properly on the drive and the motherboard. For that matter, files transfer fine, I did massive copies from my backup drive to the new C:\drive and all went without a hitch. In fact, if it weren't for the trouble in installing some programs, I wouldn't know or suspect anything wrong.
I've also run HardInfo 7, and it reports everything is OK and on the 'higher' side of specs.
Any and all help greatly appreciated.