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Fix 'Windows Resource Protection Could Not Perform the Requested Operation' error now!

In this article you will find out:

  • how to deal with Windows Resource Protection Could Not Perform the Requested Operation error
  • how to protect your data

Are you ready? Let's read!

About Windows Resource Protection Could Not Perform the Requested Operation Issue

The System File Checker (SFC) tool is used to scan and repair corrupted Windows system files. Most users often and willingly use this tool when the system crashes or some Windows functions do not work as expected. During the scan, there is an automatic search and restoration of damaged or missing system files, which in turn is very convenient.

However, there are situations when the System File Checker does not work, and the message "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation" appears on the monitor screen when the Scan Now command is executed.

This makes it impossible for you to restore your system automatically, so it's worth solving the problem and fixing the error as soon as possible. Let's do it and get it resolved right now!


The built-in CHKDSK utility will check the integrity of your hard drive and fix file system errors. In most cases it helps to run System File Checker in the future.

It should be noted that CHKDSK is not a harmless utility, it mercilessly cuts your personal data into small 512Kb chunks. This is no joke, so back up any important data beforehand. Otherwise, there is no guarantee that the data will remain safe.

To run CHKDSK, press the Win key and enter Command Prompt.

Select the desired option with the right mouse button and click on Run as Administrator. You may be asked to enter the administrator password, make sure the data is entered correctly.

Next, a command prompt window will appear, where you will enter CHKDSK C: /r and press Enter.

Once the check is complete, restart your computer and restart SFC.

2. Work With System Folder

If the first method did not help launch the System File Checker, it means that the problem is not related to disk errors. The SFC might be unable to access the Winsxs folder (C:\Windows\winsxs) due to problems with the folder's security descriptors.

To check and fix this, do the following:

Open a command prompt as administrator by following the above steps. Next, in the command prompt window enter ICACLS C:\Windows\winsxs and press Enter.

Once the command has completed, restart your computer and run SFC again to see if the problem is resolved.

3. Install Fresh OS

If the above methods prove to be ineffective, you will have to reinstall the system. This is the fastest and most proven way to fix the error "Windows Resource Protection cannot perform the requested operation," however, it is not at all secure for the stored information.

Therefore, before reinstalling the system, please back up important data on the system drive.

After that, go to the Microsoft Media Creation Tool page. Then click the Download Now button, accept the license agreement.value Leave Refresh Computer as default, and click Next. Now follow the instructions to complete the system reinstallation process.

Make Sure Your Data is Safe

DiskInternals Partition Recovery is suitable for recovering all types of files of any size, for reading inaccessible data, as well as for creating a disk image. All these statements indicate that using this application, you can protect your data 100% in any extreme situation. The program deeply scans all partitions, even on an inaccessible disk, and extracts up to 99.9% of the data. The application works in all versions of Windows and supports all available and popular file systems with possible software conversion.

You will not find a better or more practical way to protect your data. The built-in Recovery Wizard allows even a beginner to understand how the application works without assistance. It's just amazing! This software is available not only in the fully functional licensed version of DiskInternals Partition Recovery but also in a free trial. View the data found during the scan (completely free); then all actions can be summarized by exporting the recovered data to an external hard drive, hard drive, flash drive, memory card, etc.

Export requires a license and a unique key, which can be purchased on our website for a small fee at any time. Then, the technical assistance function will be activated for you for a year after the purchase of the license.

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