Device Install Check For File System Consistency (Certification)

This automated test verifies that no system resources have been overwritten during the process of a device/driver package install.

This test does the following:

  1. Runs System File Checker (SFC.exe) with /SCANNOW switch.

  2. Runs Reinstall with IO test.

  3. Runs System File Checker (SFC.exe) with /VERIFYONLY switch

  4. Reports any corrupted system files from #3 as test failures.

Test details


Associated requirement(s)


See the device hardware requirements.


Windows 7 (x64)
Windows 7 (x86)
Windows RT (ARM-based)
Windows 8 (x64)
Windows 8 (x86)
Windows Server 2012 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

Run time

~300 minutes

Running the test

For more information, see Device.Fundamentals Testing Prerequisites

This test contains the following optional parameter:


Parameter Type Description



Required ONLY if DUT or one of its child devices is a wired NIC that doesn't have an IPv6 gateway address. If determined to be required, provide an IPv6 address that the test NIC can ping to test network I/O (for example, fe80::78b6:810:9c12:46cd).


For troubleshooting information, see Troubleshooting Device Fundamentals Testing.

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