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DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

  1. #50


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Well after having some strange issues with my pc I noted in this old thread, I figured out one of my RAM sticks was somehow defunct. I now have 3 perfectly funtioning RAM sticks, but I am having other odd issues every now and then (it might not shut down at all, or certain Windows related activities freeze up). Running sfc /scannow gives me:

    "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the operation requested"

    So I ran Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and get:

    Error: 14098
    The Component Store has been corrupted.


    Any ideas if this is repairable without a full reinstall

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  2. #51


    Posts : 22,483
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Wilson,

    Ouch. You could do a repair install if you like without losing anything.

    Repair Install Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #52


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    That sounds like just the last ditch job I can try, I think I'm in for a fun day tomorrow Thank you!
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  4. #53


    Posts : 22,483
    64-bit Windows 10


    I hope it works for you. Be sure to back up anything that you do not want to lose just to be extra safe though. Please let us know how it went.
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  5. #54


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    So after about 90 mins I just got an error that said:

    The Windows 8 installation has failed.

    Very useful :P
    So now I'm just trying to wipe everything and start again with the "Remove Everything and Reinstall Windows" option. It tells me "Some of the necessary files are missing" and to insert my recovery media disk, which I have done and it says the disk is not valid, now I don't know what to do!

    Edit:
    Just trying this now to get the files I need, I guess the CD I made during my first install (like a year ago) must not be valid for some reason. I wonder though if something is corrupt or missing though will the new USB recovery drive not still retain the same problems?

    Edit Edit:

    Well that didn't work either, same problem of USB not valid
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  6. #55


    Posts : 22,483
    64-bit Windows 10


    Wilson,

    It sounds like it may be time to do a clean install.
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  7. #56


    Brink - once again you saved my pc. I really appreciate your efforts. This has worked for me twice now - even tho this pc was upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. Your posts really help a lot of people, I'm sure. Thank you again!
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  8. #57


    Posts : 22,483
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome John. I'm glad it could help.
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  9. #58


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Earlier in this thread, I posted the following:

    Quote Originally Posted by crosspatch View Post
    I'm stuck. I used to run the Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command relatively frequently, and it always worked fine. Now, I'm getting the following error after running it:

    The restore operation failed. Either the repair source was not found or the component store cannot be repaired.
    So, I just installed the Windows 8.1 update last night. Today, after dealing with a few frustrations the update offered me, I tried running DISM again, and ... voila!

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.3.9600.16384

    Image Version: 6.3.9600.16384

    [==========================100.0%==========================]
    The restore operation completed successfully. The component store corruption was repaired.
    The operation completed successfully.
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  10. #59


    Posts : 22,483
    64-bit Windows 10


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