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DISM Error 800f081f The source files could not be found..

  1. #1

    Vancouver, BC
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

    DISM Error 800f081f The source files could not be found..

    After installing the latest round of important Windows Updates, running DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth no longer works. Rather, It returns Error 800f081f and the following message:

    The source files could not be found.
    Use the “source” option to specify the location of the files that are required to 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

    I have run System Restore and, after doing so, the DISM instruction runs properly and returns the message that it has run successfully and repaired the corrupted components. However, running Windows Update again followed by running DISM reproduces the problem reported above.

    Any help in resolving this issue would be greatly appreciated. I should add that I do not have an original Microsoft Windows 8 DVD as my version of Windows 8 Pro (64bit) - now updated to Windows 8.1 Pro - is Dell's OEM version.

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  2. #2

    Vancouver, BC
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

    I tried the suggestions from the thread "DISM Source files could not be found when trying to restore" (Last post 10 Feb 2016) with the following unsuccessful results:

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version 6.3.9600.17031

    Image Version 6.3.9600.17031


    Error: 6800

    The function attempted to use a name that is reserved for use by another transaction.

    sfc /scannow

    Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

    Beginning verification phase of system scan
    Verification 100% complete

    Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not supported in offline servicing scenarios.

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Error: 800f081f

    The source files could not be found.....
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  3. #3

    Vancouver, BC
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

    I found a suggestion to run the following for Error: 0x800f0906 from an Admin command prompt.

    net stop wuauserv
    cd %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution
    ren Download Download.old
    net start wuauserv
    net stop bits
    net start bits
    net stop cryptsvccd
    ren catroot2 catroot2old
    net start cryptsvc

    I ran it and then ran DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth, which completed successfully.
    I also ran sfc /scannow which reported that it did not find any integrity violations.

    Last edited by eclectic1941; 16 Apr 2016 at 15:25.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

DISM Error 800f081f The source files could not be found..
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