I recently ran the Windows Repair Tool from Tweaking.com and the SFC scannow step would not work. I would get the error message " Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation". I need assistance in guiding the scannow too work again.
I ran the Windows Repair as a check after a possible malware infection and/or an accidental re-directed visit to a malware site. Various malware scanners failed to find any virus/trojans. (Malwarebytes-free, Supper Anti-Spyware, Avast-free, ESET, Sophos). I tried running rkill and doing this in SAFE-MODE in most instances. It seems I have an OS Corruption problem rather than a malware problem.
CheckDisk was run and although it found errors I was able to run this and after 4+ hours it fixed everything.
I ran the regular Window Repairs step about 2 times in Safe mode. I backed-up and set restore points first. [Note: Restore points did not seem to set per later check possibly because this was done in SAFE MODE]
After reading some articles online I found that the DISM program had to run to replace and fix the scannow. I ran the SoftwareRepairTool.exe from Microsoft. This runs the DISM program among other things. This did not fix things. I got the error that DISM could not find the source files.
I then downloaded the Windows10 iso from Microsoft site. I saved this in my "Downloads" folder and extracted the files with 7-zip to find the source files which were needed. Articles seemed to state that install.wim(esd) was the needed file. I copied all files including install.esd to a folder in downloads, C:\Users\OWNER\Documents\Downloads\WIN10_sources.
Gave instructions telling DISM needed and how to run RestoreHealth etc. functions.
I ran the ScanHealth and saved the log. It stated the system was “repairable”.
Very good tutorial! . Followed Step 7 since I had install.esd in the above folder. This still did not work after running in the CMD Window (Admnistrator privileges always used for this)
Per site ran the below using my source path: dism log_2-24-2017.txt 6.8MB 2 downloads
(To prevent DISM from using Windows Update for online images)
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:esd:Full Path to install.esd file:1 /limitaccess
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:esd: C:\Users\OWNER\Documents\Downloads\WIN10_sources\install.esd:1 /LimitAccess
This did not work as after running at about 92% done I got error message that Source files could not be found. I ran this several times in varying ways. I also tried running a program to convert the install.esd to install.wim format, placing this in the Windows10_Source folder in addition. Still no success in getting DISM to run successfully.
At this point I do not know what to do and I need more experienced guidance. I may need to do a partial re-install of my operating system at this point while keeping my files. I have a backup on an external drive and will get a System Image prior to doing anything else.
I appreciate any assistance. Other logs available if requested. Thanks.
Very good site for next steps if needed.]
OTHER THINGS TRIED BELOW:
Tried this fix per http://www.thewindowsclub.com/repair-corrupt-windows-image-error-0x800f0906 but this did not help
Repair Corrupt Windows Image
After doing some research about this error, I found that the following solution may work in this situation. The fix to the error goes like this:
1. Open administrative Command Prompt.
2. Copy the following code and right click paste it into Command Prompt:
net stop wuauserv
ren Download Download.old
net start wuauserv
net stop bits
net start bits
net stop cryptsvc
ren catroot2 catroot2old
net start cryptsvc
Other sites checked:
Instructions to check and be sure TrustedInstaller service etc. are running
More advice in blog
Requires setting Group Policy which I was unable to do. May require downloading other software.
dism log_2-24-2017.txt 6.8MB 2 downloads
Edited by pandabird, 25 February 2017 - 09:57 PM.