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Fix for “Windows Resource Protection couldn’t perform the requested operation” in Windows 10

Introduction

Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation in Windows 10. This can occur for several reasons, but it is most often due to malware that has corrupted system files or registry settings.

Restart Computer in Safe Mode

Method 1: Boot Computer into Safe Mode

Windows 10 offers several features and settings that allow you to customize your computing experience. However, there are times when Windows 10 may not start up as expected. In some cases, Windows may fail to start up properly and will enter into safe mode. 

Safe mode is a diagnostic mode that starts Windows with only the most basic drivers and services loaded. This allows you to determine if a problem exists with Windows or if it is caused by a third-party application.

If the problem is caused by a third-party application, you can troubleshoot the application to fix the issue. If Windows is unable to start in safe mode, you may need to reinstall Windows.


To start Windows 10 in safe mode:

1. Shut down your computer.

2. Press the Power button to turn on your computer.

3. As your computer starts booting, press the F4 key on your keyboard to start in safe mode.

4. If you're prompted to choose an operating system, select Windows 10 Safe Mode.


Method 2 : Boot Computer Into Safe Mode

MSConfig is a built-in utility in Windows 10 that helps you troubleshoot startup issues. It allows you to disable or enable programs and services that start with Windows. This can help you identify and fix problems that are causing your computer to start slowly or not at all.

How to open MSConfig in Windows 10?

There are a few ways you can open the System Configuration tool. The easiest is through the Run dialog box. Press WinKey + R on your keyboard, type "msconfig" and press Enter.

1. Open MSConfig.

2. Click on the Boot tab.

3. Under Boot Options, check the box for Safe Mode.

4. Click OK.

5. Restart your computer.

6. When prompted, press the F8 key to boot into Safe Mode.

Run CHKDSK From Safe Mode

If you’re experiencing problems with your computer, one of the first things you should do is run the chkdsk utility. Chkdsk is short for Check Disk, and it scans your hard drive for errors and fixes them. It can also scan and fix corrupted files on your hard drive.

During a chkdsk scan, Windows 10 will attempt to locate and correct disk errors. If it finds a problem with the boot sector, for example, or damaged files on your hard drive, it will attempt to fix those as well.

1. Open MSConfig.

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2. Click on the Boot tab.

3. Under Boot Options, check the box for Safe Mode.


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4. Click OK.

5. Restart your computer.

6. Once you're in Safe Mode, open a Command Prompt as Administrator.

7. Type the following command and press Enter: chkdsk /f C:

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8. Press Y to confirm.

9. Once the scan is complete, restart your computer and check to see if the issue has been resolved.

Modify security descriptors in Windows 10

This will walk you through the steps necessary to modify security descriptors in the WinSXS folder. Note that you must be logged in as an Administrator to perform these steps.

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Type the following command and press Enter: secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb

3. Type the following command and press Enter: secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\secadm.inf /db secadm.sdb

4. Type the following command and press Enter: secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\auditadm.inf /db auditadm.sdb

5. Type the following command and press Enter: secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\accesschk.inf /db accesschk.sdb

6. Type Y to make changes active when asked if you wish to make the changes active.

7. Type exit twice to close command prompt

8. Reboot computer.

Run DISM tool to resolve : Windows Resource Protection couldn’t perform the requested operation

DISM is a command-line tool in Windows 10 that stands for Deployment Image Servicing and Management, which can be used to service or manage images offline. DISM has many functions, including the ability to mount an image using VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) format; it also supports other formats like ISO (CD/DVD), WIM (Windows Imaging Format), and more.

You can use DISM to identify current issues with your mounted image, make repairs if necessary, configure boot settings on the mounted image, add packages or drivers for this particular computer type via an unattend file (.xml), create new partitions on your hard drive when installing an operating system from scratch onto a disk that doesn't have any existing partitioning information.

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Type the following command and press Enter: dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


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3. This process may take some time, so be patient.

4. When it's completed, type the following command and press Enter: sfc /scannow

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5. This process may also take some time, so be patient.

6. When it's completed, restart your computer and check to see if the issue has been resolved.

Reset This PC

Reset this PC is a feature in Windows 10 that allows you to reinstall the operating system while keeping your personal files and settings. It can be used to fix problems with your computer, or as a way to reset it to its default configuration. We'll show you how to use Reset this PC in Windows 10 to resolve windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation error.

1. Open Settings.

2. Click on Update & Security.

3. Click on Recovery.

4. Under Reset this PC, click on Get started.

5. Follow the on-screen instructions to reset your PC.


Conclusion

Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation in Windows 10 is an error that can occur when you're trying to reset your PC. If you encounter this error, there are a few things you can try to resolve it. We've outlined some of them in this article. Have any other tips? Let us know in the comments below.

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