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DISM error code 8: Not enough storage is available...

  1. #11


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Try following
    - Close all programs, including ones that run in the background, such as firewalls, antispyware software, web accelerators, Internet security or antivirus programs, or proxy servers, and then run Windows update again.


    If it doesn't work, try windows update with clean boot
    Hi axe0.

    I have tried your suggestions, both on closing all programs and clean boot... but the problem is still the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Perhaps Windows Memory Diagnostic-

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    Hi David

    After running Windows Memory Diagnostic, it says that there was no error detected.

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  2. #12



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    No program interfering with windows update and memory is fine.

    Try following in admin command prompt
    Code:
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&pause
    It takes quite a while at the 4th step to finish, let it run, reboot and try sfc/scannow.

    Please post the results.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    No program interfering with windows update and memory is fine.

    Try following in admin command prompt
    Code:
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&pause
    It takes quite a while at the 4th step to finish, let it run, reboot and try sfc/scannow.

    Please post the results.
    Below is the result I got. It didn't seem to run the first command, I think..? I wonder where it went wrong... and sfc /scannow doesn't seem to be able to perform. Uh-oh. I also tried it on Safe Mode. The same result.

    Code:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>DISM.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&pause
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.3.9600.17031
    
    
    Image Version: 6.3.9600.17031
    
    
    
    
    Error: 87
    
    
    An error occurred while processing the command.
    Ensure that the command-line arguments are valid. For more information, review the log file.
    
    
    The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log
    
    
    Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.
    
    
    
    
    Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.
    
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.3.9600.17031
    
    
    Image Version: 6.3.9600.17031
    
    
    [==========================100.0%==========================]
    
    
    Error: 8
    
    
    Not enough storage is available to process this command.
    
    
    The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log
    
    
    Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.
    
    
    
    
    Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    
    
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>
    Here is the log if needed: dism.log

    I remember I could only run SFC at Command Prompt through Advanced Startup. If it is during the normal startup or Safe Mode, SFC can't seem to perform. Should I try there..? I notice The directory/drive there started from X: instead of C: what is the difference? (I am sorry for asking dumb questions, I am not very knowledgeable in this).
    Last edited by MelissaM; 24 Jul 2015 at 14:12.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    according to the log you posted there is no indication of X prompt
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  5. #15


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    according to the log you posted there is no indication of X prompt
    Sorry, I didn't mean to confuse. The X prompt is only when running Command Prompt through Advanced Startup. I was just wondering what differences do they have, because I could run SFC there.

    The log I uploaded is from the command I run on normal startup and Safe Mode. I can't run SFC on either normal startup and Safe Mode, as you can see the error message: "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation".
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  6. #16


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1


    No one can help..? What should I do now?
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  7. #17


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1


    This insufficient memory is starting to hold back my computer's performance. For example, several USB devices are unable to install...
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    bunch of registry are unable to load...
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    unable to perform DISM, unable to perform Windows Update due to this problem.

    I am thinking to refresh/reinstall my OS... or probably upgrade right away to Windows 10. Is this a good choice for my last resort since no one else seem to be replying my posts anymore..?
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  8. #18



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    Try a memory diagnostic test
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  9. #19


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Thank you very much for your reply, axe0.
    Memory Diagnostic did not detect any problems.
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    By the way, I noticed this at Event Viewer, saying "Application popup: Windows - Low On Registry Space : The system has reached the maximum size allowed for the system part of the registry. Additional storage requests will be ignored. "
    Is this the main cause?
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  10. #20


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    You can try > https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
    to see if that helps - just leave at default settings and "RUN CLEANER"
    then select "Registry" scan for issues, "Fix issues"
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