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SFC Scannow and DISM Results Clarification

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    SFC Scannow and DISM Results Clarification


    When I run SFC, I get "Windows Resources did not find any integrity violations", however when I run DISM, I get the message "The component store is repairable" and "Could not locate source file" messages. This seems to be inconsistent - is there something I should do, or is it normal? Just trying to understand the results when I run these. Thanks.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello John,

    SFC and DISM are two separate items.

    SFC is used to repair corrupted and modified system files by replacing any found with a clean copy from the component store.

    DISM is used to check and/or repair the component store instead. See if using the /restorehealth switch may work better.

    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8
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    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I run DISM /restorehealth after any update. I'm obsessive I suppose. OK, not any update but major updates for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    I run DISM /restorehealth after any update. I'm obsessive I suppose. OK, not any update but major updates for sure.
    That's exactly what I did - and I now have SFC with no corruption but DISM can't repair the so-called "repairable files. Here's the order in which I run them:

    SFC /scannow
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    I guess I shouldn't worry until I see apparent problems.
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    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I wouldn't worry too much unless a problem. Would bug me to.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Maybe setting dism to use Windows Update would help:

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    I assume you know gpedit.msc
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    Thanks, David for your post - as usual you are helpful. However, this pc is the only one of 3 I have which is not Windows 8 Pro. gpedit is not available on this one, so I can't try your suggestion.
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