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Windows Update corruption

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#1 JoliSoli


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Posted 20 March 2016 - 10:45 PM

On one reboot, my start menu disappeared.  SFC found corrupt files, DISM was unable to fix it.

And, the Windows Update displayed "in the middle of an update"

Now, when I go to Settings->Update, the screen closes before displaying any information.

Unfortunately my system does not have a restore point (it wasn't on until now).

DISM said something about recovery from an image, which I also don't have - unless it can be done from the Win 10 install disk?Attached File  dism.log   968.75KB   0 downloadsAttached File  cbs.log.part1.log   3.94MB   0 downloads


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PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some
of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For
example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not
supported in offline servicing scenarios.
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 10.0.10586.0

Image Version: 10.0.10586.0


Error: 0x800f081f

The source files could not be found.
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 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077.

The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 04:54 AM

You need to mount an image of Windows 10 and point DISM to it. If you get the error message "cannot find source files" you need to have an ISO file mounted and need to specify where it is located with the below command:

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:X:\Sources\Install.wim:1 /LimitAccess

Where "X" is the drive letter where the ISO is located. Simply change the "X" to the correct drive letter.

You can mount a ISO image within Windows 10 by double clicking the ISO image.

If you don't have a Windows 10 ISO or DVD you can download and if you want create Windows 10 DVD with Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 08:49 AM

Thanks I will try that and post back

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 12:33 PM

I just downloaded the ISO for windows and when I click on it it mount as drive E so I replaced  X:\sources\install.wim:1  E:\sources\Install.wim:1 and when I was done i used Windows explorer and went to the E drive and right clicked and click eject and the E drive went away.

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