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

  1. #1


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1

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


    I tried to run DISM and starting off from scanning, but it returns me with this error message:

    Code:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    
    
    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
    I am not sure about the "storage" it is referring to. If it's RAM, I still have plenty of room.
    What should I do..?

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  2. #2



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


    It indeed is the RAM System Error Codes - Microsoft.
    Restart your pc and try it again.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    It indeed is the RAM System Error Codes - Microsoft.
    Restart your pc and try it again.
    Hi axe0.

    I have restarted my PC several times and the problem is still there. Currently the memory only uses up 37% out of 8GB too.
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    what are the properties for the C drive ?? did you try to do a disk cleanup on C ? or even a cleanup system file on C ?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    what are the properties for the C drive ?? did you try to do a disk cleanup on C ? or even a cleanup system file on C ?
    Hi KYHI

    Properties as in the space..? (Sorry if I misunderstood the question) Currently it has 185GB free space.

    So far I had only run CCleaner once but that was only on basic cleaning like browsing history, caches and stuff like that (did not involve registry). I have not performed disk cleanup directly. Should I do that..?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    you should have enough memory and enough free HDD space, so not sure the cause of that error..

    Pagefile maybe?? but I have 0 zero page file and still not seen that error, but I run 24GB ram and a 120GB SSD

    although the error states
    ERROR_NOT_ENOUGH_MEMORY8 (0x8)Not enough storage is available to process this command.
    so as suggested reboot and try the dism command again
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  7. #7


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Any particular reason for this:

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

    Are you already having issues?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    you have enough memory and enough free HDD space, so not sure the cause of that error..

    Pagefile maybe?? but I have 0 zero page file and still not seen that error, but I run 24GB ram and a 120GB SSD
    How do I check Pagefile?

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Any particular reason for this:

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

    Are you already having issues?
    Hi SIW2.

    I notice the problem during Windows Update as it gives off error code 80070008. This error code seems to lead to insufficient memory issue.

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    And when I try to scan using DISM, it returns me with that error message that leads to the same issue.

    I also tried Windows Update Diagnostic tool. It addressed me the problems and said they were "fixed", but the problem persists.
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  9. #9



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


    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
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  10. #10


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


    Perhaps Windows Memory Diagnostic-

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