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Steve C

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SFC & DISM Commands Fail

I ran SFC /SCANNOW after a recent PC crash. This found some files it couldn't fix so I tried to run DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH which has previously worked. I now get the error shown below referring to "The source files could not be downloaded". I don't know what's changed but how do I configure DISM to run correctly to fix the errors found by SFC /SCANNOW?

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: 0x800f0906
The source files could not be downloaded.
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.
 
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KYHI

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this is / was caused by a windows update
 

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Steve C

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Is there a solution or do we wait for MS to fix it. I found this solution at Repair Corrupt Windows Image - Error 0x800f0906. Should I try the solution or will it lead to more problems?

1. Open administrative Command Prompt.


2. Copy the following code and right click paste it into Command Prompt:


net stop wuauserv
cd %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution
ren Download Download.old
net start wuauserv
net stop bits
net start bits
net stop cryptsvc
cd %systemroot%\system32
ren catroot2 catroot2old
net start cryptsvc

3. That’s it! Close the Command Prompt. Reboot and try to run the DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth again and this time you won’t receive the error code.
 

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KYHI

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many have tried - it may work this time - it may not..
 

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Steve C

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The problem was caused by update KB3022345 and the related update KB3068708. I uninstalled these updates and SFC and DISM now both run to completion without any errors.

Thanks a bunch to Microsoft for wasting 2 hours of life tracking down this solution.
 

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Steve C

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MS Update installed KB3068708 again today which caused SFC & DISM to report errors as before. Microsoft clearly haven't fixed the problem. I've now uninstalled KB3068708 again and hidden the update so it doesn't bother me again.

What am I missing by not installing KB3068708?
 

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    PC/Desktop
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    Intel i3570K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-77X-UD5H
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire R9 280X Toxic
    Sound Card
    Realtek on motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VP2770
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Intel 520 180GB SSD
    Seagate 2T HDD
    Seagate external 1T USB HDD
    PSU
    XFX 850W
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    Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
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    Noctua NH-D14
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KYHI

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This update contains the following two manifests that are occasionally updated by the Diagnostic Tracking Service:

  • telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json
  • utc.app.json
The two files are marked as static files in the update. When an advanced user runs the System File Checker Tool (sfc.exe), the files are unintentionally flagged as corrupted. There is no impact or actual corruption on a device that is running this update, and this issue will be fixed in a later service update.
 

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