How to solve windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation?

How to solve windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation?

Whenever you confront any Windows error or Windows crashes, one uses the System File Checker (SFC) to scan and restore corrupted Windows system files. But there are instances when you perform an SFC/scannow command, “Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation,” shows up. 

Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation
Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation

So, if you are facing the same Windows Resource Protection could not start problem, and like to know more about it, then read the article positively.

Windows Resource Protection is a feature that secures important system folders, files, and registry keys. 

Causes of windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation

  1. Conflict with the SFC scan can cause the windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation.
  2. The windows server error is also responsible for the problem.
  3. The SFC Scan now Command tool is malfunctioning.
  4. Disable Windows Resource Protection

Solutions for the windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation.

Solution 1: Run SFC in Safe Mode

  1. First, you need to open the Run box by pressing the Windows logo key and the R key.
  2. In the next step, type msconfig and press Enter.
  3. You are required to tick on Safe Boot in Boot and click OK.
  4. Click Restart when asked by System Configuration.
  5. Last, you must run SFC /scannow to see if it works.

Solution 2: Run CHKDSK

In case the errors on your hard drive, SFC would also fail. You can check the CHKDSK as it can check the integrity of your hard disk and fix various file system errors: 

  1. Initially, you must enter cmd in the search box from Start. 
  2. Next, right-click on Command Prompt to choose Run as administrator.
  3. You need to click yes when prompted by User Account Control.
  4. Now, enter chkdsk /r in the open Command Prompt window and press Enter. 
  5. And then, you need to enter y When asked to schedule checking the disk.
  6. Close the Command Prompt window, and restart your PC.
  7. After that, it will start checking the disk and fix the errors detected automatically.
  8. Lastly, you must run SFC /scannow to see if it works.

Solution 3: Modify Security Descriptors in WinSXS Folder.

If the above two methods don’t work for you, you can try this one out. Many times your Windows system updates and system files are stored in the WinSXS folder, and in case the SFC utility tool cannot reach this folder, it will show the problem, and because of this, the problem pops up. And thus, you need to modify the security descriptors of the folder.

  1. Start with typing Command Prompt in your computer’s search bar.
  2. You need to right-click on the Command Prompt tool in the next step.
  3. Run as an administrator.
  4. Now, type in ICACLCS C:\Windows\winsxs [enter].
  5. At last, you are required to reboot your computer for the description change to take effect.

Solution 4: Enable Windows Module Installer.

There are times when you have disabled the Windows Module Installer on your system, and due to this, SFC Scan does not work. So, to fix this, you should enable Windows Module Installer. Here are the steps for you to perform.

  1. Open the Run Dialogue box. For this, press the Windows key and R key simultaneously.
  2. You need to type in services.msc into the Run dialogue box and hit okay.
  3. Find the Windows Module Installer in the list and right-click it.
  4. Choose to start it from the list.

Solution 5: Run Recovery Commands

You can also fix windows resource protection that could not perform the requested operation error by running recovery commands.

Conclusion

We hope the article fulfils all you need related to this problem. So, try these solutions. 

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