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DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

  1. #260



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    brokensoftware, seeing that you have the ISO mount it in file explorer and do a repair install: Repair Install Windows 8

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  2. #261


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    Windows 8.1, 10, various Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    brokensoftware, seeing that you have the ISO mount it in file explorer and do a repair install: Repair Install Windows 8
    Yeah, I saw that the other day when doing a Google Search trying to track down methods to repair without destroying - on reading it certainly looks like something worth trying.

    First, an image backup of both drives (via Clonezilla) then I'll give it a try - thanks for the suggestion.

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    BTW - have any clue about that path munging shown with the "dism ... /Source..." attempt as shown above (post #256)? It looks like my current directory was tacked onto the whole string that was after "/Source:" and then that new string used as the path to search for sources. That simply doesn't make sense unless SOME, say, "dll" file is seriously confused about how to parse that path.
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  3. #262



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    Quote Originally Posted by brokensoftware View Post
    BTW - have any clue about that path munging shown with the "dism ... /Source..." attempt as shown above (post #256)? It looks like my current directory was tacked onto the whole string that was after "/Source:" and then that new string used as the path to search for sources. That simply doesn't make sense unless SOME, say, "dll" file is seriously confused about how to parse that path.
    That's more KYHI' or axe0's area of expertise.
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  4. #263



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    Shawn you're really getting famous amongst Geeks!
    Remember I told you about one of your tuts either in 10 or 8 forums being recommended in the Microsoft community?

    Now I just saw that this one is recommended in Tweaking(dot)com's Windows Repair

    Repair Windows 8/10 Component Store
    The following commands are done.
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    The first command cleans up the component store (WinSxS Folder) in windows, reducing it size and removing old entries.
    The 2nd command is used to repair corrupt files and corrupt entries in the component store.
    Reasons for this repair:
    Used to fix Windows component store corruption when a SFC /SCANNOW command is unable to repair corrupted system files because the store (source) is corrupted, then run the SFC command again.
    Used to fix Windows component store corruption when the same Windows Updates continue to appear to be available to install even though they already show successfully installed in update history.
    More information on these commands can be found here:
    Repair a Windows Image
    and
    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8
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    I'm happy to hear that it's found to be helpful by them.
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    Oh and by the way, to get to the logs(any log actually) all a user needs to do is copy & paste the address you post into Run dialog(except when a user folder is involved) and notepad pops up
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  7. #266


    Posts : 25
    windows 8.1


    Guys please help I tried a sfc /scannow and then after the scan it says corrupted files where found but was unable to fix some of them so I did a dism /restorehealth then it says the source files could not be found. I already tried downloading net frame work 3.5 on windows update but it only got corrupted and lead me to a undoing changes restart loop. so I delete the update. I also tried this code:

    net stop wuauerv

    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

    then it says dism failed no operation was performed. please help I dont know what to do. I'm also a computer noob and I dont want to reformat or fresh install my laptop. My system restore also dont work because of the corrupted files.
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  8. #267


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    Hello Mike,

    If you haven't already, see if you may be able to use step 6 in Option 1 or 2 to run the DISM command with a mounted Windows 8.1 ISO file.

    If that is successful, try running SFC again.
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  9. #268


    Posts : 25
    windows 8.1


    i tried doing DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:c:\Sources\Install.wim:1 /LimitAccess because it was my c drive that was corrupt and then it says error 0x800f081f the source files could not be found. did i do something wrong with the code? is this what you mean dism restore with iso mount?
    Last edited by dacoolmike; 24 Nov 2015 at 02:54.
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  10. #269


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    64-bit Windows 10


    It sounds like you didn't use the correct drive letter in the command for the source mounted ISO file.
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