File System Error 1073741515 in Windows 10 | 11

File System Error 1073741515 started appearing in Windows 10. The first time I saw it was when I launched some app as an admin. Then it appeared when I was running some different apps, but normally, without admin rights. And when it appeared when I was trying to open the Services window. The message says ‘file system error’… This is something serious, right? I don’t  wanna reinstall Windows, so please suggest something.


File System Error 1073741515 (-1073741515 to be exact) is a really serious problem for any version of Windows.

Often the error occurs due to a mix-up in the OS registry, as a result of which it becomes almost impossible to use any system tools. The same problem may also occur when some system files or the whole Windows image is corrupted.

Anyway, in order to get rid of error 1073741515, you can do the following:

  • press WIN+R;
  • type CMD and press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER;
  • execute these commands one by one in the console:
    • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
    • CHKDSK C: /F /R
  • Restart your PC whenever you are prompted to do so.

After restoring potentially corrupted system files, Windows image and the integrity of the file system, error 1073741515 should disappear.

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