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DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

  1. #310


    Posts : 4
    win 8.1 64


    I am trying to access the install.wim file from the original Windows 8.1 install disc using the dism command. I am getting source file not found error. Does it have to be a mounted .iso file drive? TIA!

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  2. #311


    Posts : 22,498
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello diverdown, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Using the disc is fine. You'll just need to make sure that you use the correct drive letter. In addition, check to see if it's install.wim or install.esd from the disc.
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  3. #312


    Posts : 4
    win 8.1 64


    Thanks for the quick reply Brink. I must have other issues as I copied the install.wim to my c drive and still got the "source file could not be found" message. I even tried a complete reinstall from the original 8.1 disc and got the unable to install Windows 8.1 error "We couldn't install Windows 8.1. We've set your PC back to the way it was before you started installing" error code 0x101-0x20017 Funny thing is my machine is stable right now after spending a lot of time manually adjusting all of the issues. Shaking my head and moving on! Thanks again!
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  4. #313


    Posts : 22,498
    64-bit Windows 10


    You don't want to copy the file, but instead just use the path on the source installation disc.
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  5. #314


    Posts : 4
    win 8.1 64


    No joy...still have windows source file not found with correct path to dvd drive D: I'm hosed with this setup. Been running 8.1 since it came out with no issues..until now. I guess I will bow to the MS gods and take my "free" Windows 10 upgrade! Thanks again for quick response.
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  6. #315


    Posts : 22,498
    64-bit Windows 10


    I think Windows 10 is great, but if you wanted to repair Windows 8.1, then you could also try a repair install without losing anything.

    Repair Install Windows 8
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  7. #316


    Posts : 4
    win 8.1 64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I think Windows 10 is great, but if you wanted to repair Windows 8.1, then you could also try a repair install without losing anything.

    Repair Install Windows 8
    I tried the repair install and get "We couldn't install Windows 8.1. We've set your PC back to the way it was before you started installing" error code 0x101-0x20017.
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  8. #317


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    It's been a while since I used this- I ran a virus scan on a laptop yesterday that removed the device's ability to connect to the Internet. The wifi works, but all I can get is a LAN connection. iPconfig crashes when I try to run it. I tried restoring the DLLs and now I'm running an SFC /scannow.

    I want to run this but I'm not sure if it depends on a working internet connection.
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  9. #318


    Posts : 22,498
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jon,

    Nope. No Internet connection required.
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  10. #319


    Registered just to say thx. Very detailed and user-friendly arcticle. Keep up the good work.
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