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DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

  1. #40

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    It sounds like something may have interfered with DISM.

    Is everything working properly now though?
    Well from what I can see everything was working fine before I did the DISM and all appears ok now as well.

    The reason I tried running the DISM command is that on a couple of occasions "Disk Cleaner" seems to get stuck in the midst of cleaning out the updates after I have installed them. It detects a large amount of space to delete, starts the deletion process then just hangs about 2/3 of the way through. I stumbled on another thread here, where one of the users ran the DISM to correct this so I thought I may see what this DISM was all about and decided to give it ago, hence the reason I am in this thread.

    What do you think I should do? Try again or leave it be?

    Forgot to mention, its a newly installed system, with just basically the drivers and whatever DELL has installed from factory [its a DELL system]. I have yet to install anything other than CCleaner & Geek uninstalled.

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  2. #41

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    Do you mean "Disk Cleanup" instead, or a 3rd party "Disk Cleaner" program?

    Did you have anything else running at the time that may have interfered?
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  3. #42

    The Windows 8 Built-in "disk cleanup".

    Nothing else was running that I know would have interfered with the clean-up process.

    I have noticed it has happened on a few occassion at about the same point.
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  4. #43

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    It wouldn't hurt to run Disk Check on the C: drive, then a sfc /scannow command afterwards to see what they report.
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  5. #44

    Ok Brink, will give it a go, see what it says, however as mentioned, other than that "Disk Cleanup" issue, I can't see much wrong with the system
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  6. #45

    Both the Check Disk and sfc /scannow finished with no errors found.
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  7. #46

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    Perfect. You should be good to go then.
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  8. #47

    Thanks Brink, however I guess I still don't know why [1] The Disk cleanup keeps pausing 2/3 of the way through when cleaning the System Restore and Shadow Copies option and [2] why it did not respond when I ran DISM /Scanhealth command.

    I think I may leave it for now and not worry about it too much, what do you think?
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  9. #48

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    I wouldn't worry about it. Personally, I like using CCleaner to delete junk and stuff with.
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  10. #49

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    The technet article at Configure a Windows Repair Source states that a repair source can be configured to either be the default Windows update, a mounted image, or even a "side-by-side folder from a network share or from a removable media, such as the Windows DVD, as the source of the files. For example, z:\sources\SxS." None of these methods have worked for me. I have several omg images made by DiskImage, fully mountable as drives, and made when there were no corrupt files and when DISM was functioning perfectly. Yet if I mount those images and point DISM to them as the repair source, I get the same error message. I am not certain about the syntax of the commands, or if perhaps something was left out, or if maybe there was supposed to be a space somewhere in the specified command. Yet the syntax these days is not as particular as it used to be. For instance, you don't have to type "DISM.exe": just "DISM" will work just fine. Mounting the image of the C: drive as H:, I got the same error message using the command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth /Source:H:\Windows /LimitAccess. I thought perhaps that I should be more specific, so I tried dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth /Source:H:\Windows\SysWOW64 /LimitAccess. I played around with several different images and even folders, but nothing worked. Looking at the dism log, it does not appear that, when I tried to point DISM to H: that it was actually looking at H:. The only mention of H: in the log is when it copies the command itself. I see lines such as this, which gives me the idea that there must be something wrong with my syntax:
    2013-10-05 16:50:23, Info DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=3488 TID=916 Loading Provider from location C:\Users\George\AppData\Local\Temp\A6BEBF1B-CFA8-4F10-897E-2159FD14B2DE\OSProvider.dll - CDISMProviderStore::Internal_GetProvider

    One blog has an amusing comment relevant to the "The restore operation failed. Either the repair source was not found or the component store cannot be repaired" message. At Oliver's blog, Windows 8: Updates and Maintenance - Oliver's Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs, the author has a good discussion of the general topic of Windows corruption repair. Oliver comments, regarding his encounter with that same verbatim error message, "This is a pre-release example, which was failing because the files were not available on Windows Update. This is not expected to be a real-world failure case." So this occurred in the pre-release world, but was not expected to result in "real-world failure" cases. From long, sad,experience, I'm wondering how anyone could expect otherwise.

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