Windows 10 is currently running on more 500 million devices. However, like all the other version of Windows, Windows 10 is also prone to bugs and error.
One of them being the ‘extended attributes are inconsistent’. If you are someone who is getting this error on your computer, then continue reading as by the end of it, you’ll know how to fix the extended attributes error in Windows 10., and also you’ll be the ‘the remote procedure called failed’ error.
Now, before we begin to fix the extended attributes are inconsistent error in Windows 10, there are multiple things you need to check before you start beginning to fix it.
First of all, make sure that you are using a genuine version of Windows because this error is one of the fatal errors which you face while using Windows 10. Therefore, if your Windows 10 is pirated then the fix won’t work for you.
Second of all, take a backup of your files, only those files which you kept in the ‘C’ drive. And finally, make sure that you have a high-speed internet connection with unlimited or at least 5-6 GB of available for use.
So, here are following ways through which you can fix the extended attributes are inconsistent error in Windows 10:-
- Startup Repair: To run the startup repair, you need to have a Windows 10 ISO file on a bootable DVD or USB flash drive. If you are running Windows 10 Creators version, then your ISO file needs to be of the same version or upper.
Insert your DVD disc or USB flash drive. Restart your computer, when the boot menu loads up to select the option ‘boot from USB or DVD drive’.
When your USB or DVD loads up, select the option ‘Repair Windows’.
And then select ‘Startup’ repair. Sadly, there are high chances the error will not get fixed, but if it does then you need to do anything further.
- Run an Update: By running an update, I don’t mean that you need to run the usual update. Go Microsoft’s website search for Windows 10 Update assistant and download the application and run it. If you are running Windows 10 Creators or Anniversary version then run the Update assistant, it will update your Windows 10 to the latest Fall Creators version, and thereby also fix the ‘extended attributes are inconsistent error’ without formatting or losing your files. You can download the Windows 10 Update Assistant by clicking here.
- Reinstall Windows 10: If the above fixes don’t work for you, then the only possible solution for you is to reinstall Windows 10. Now you don’t have to perform a clean installation. If you want too it’s up to you.To reinstall Windows 10, insert the bootable DVD drive or USB flash drive, open the directory, run the ‘Setup.exe’ file, to start the installation process.
While running the setup if you see that error ‘the extended attributes are inconsistent’ is showing up, just restart your computer and run the setup file as soon as your PC boots up.
Let the installation process start, it will approximately 40-60 minutes before your Windows 10 reinstallation process gets completed.
That’s it that how you can fix the extended attributes are inconsistent error in Windows 10.
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