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DISM Source files could not befound when trying to restore

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    DISM Source files could not befound when trying to restore


    I am trying to repair corrupt files with DISM by going to Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and it gives me the error below. How can I fix it?






    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
    (c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.






    C:\WINDOWS\system32>Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.3.9600.17031


    Image Version: 6.3.9600.17031


    [==========================100.0%==========================]


    Error: 0x800f081f


    The source files could not be found.
    Use the "Source" option to specify the location of the files that are required t
    o restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see
    Configure a Windows Repair Source.


    The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log
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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Try these in order---

    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    sfc /scannow
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    sfc /scannow
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I've started having similar problems. Honestly believe it is due to the screwed up updates MS has been releasing lately.

    Trying your suggestion David.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I also have dism set to get stuff from Windows Update---

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    The master speaks. I sure feel stupid sometimes, was not aware of that setting. Thank you once again.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    The master speaks. I sure feel stupid sometimes, was not aware of that setting. Thank you once again.
    You're welcome.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Just changed it, will see if it works.
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    Well, your first suggestion worked. Dang you deserve a rep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    The master speaks. I sure feel stupid sometimes, was not aware of that setting. Thank you once again.
    You're welcome.

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  10. #10


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Glad it worked.
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