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DISM (Error 0x800f081f) and SFC (Failed to Repair)

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#1 cucbeo


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 01:54 AM

I'm trying to run DISM to repair a corrupt file and the command keeps failing with 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.

Then I used Image Health command 1 , 2 , 3 . Using Win10_1607_English_x64.iso which I downloaded with the ISO download tool. And still this results in the same thing.

I did notice in DISM.log that it shows

[11520] [0x8007000e] StateStoreGetMountedImageWimbootEntries:(1191): Not enough storage is available to complete this operation.

Any ideas? thanks

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#2 britechguy


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:11 AM

The problem you describe is quite common and has a couple of different root causes and solutions:


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:31 AM

If you have Windows 10 installation media such as ISO file, I highly recommend you that using this method which can be used to fix “DISM Error 0x800f081f: The Source Files Could Not Be Found” problem very easily. To do that, follow these steps below:

Step 1. Open File Explorer. Then locate Windows 10 ISO file and right-click on it and choose Mount.
Step 2. Open Command Prompt Administrator, type following commands below

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Step 3. execute this final command:

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

Replace F with correct system drive letter in your case.

So you can try to run DISM command Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and the problem has resolved.


you can read this tutorial here https://windowsfreeapps.com/fix-dism-error-0x800f081f-the-source-files-could-not-be-found/

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:57 AM

The command above can work in some situations.  But if the SFC Component Store has corruption you should do a Reset as this will repair the file corruption in the Component Store.


Instructions for the Windows 10 Reset


A Windows 10 Reset will reinstall the operating system.  You have the option to keep your personal files or remove them.  Attention: Any third party programs that you installed will be uninstalled during this process.

1. Open the Start Menu and click/tap of Settings.

When Settings opens select Update & Security

2. Click/tap on Recovery, then Get Started.

3. You will now have the option to Keep my files or Remove everything.  Click/tap on the option you want.

4. You will now receive the message Getting things ready, Windows will list the programs which you will need to reinstall.  You may find it beneficial to copy these programs for a reference later.  When the list of programs is shown click/tap on Next.

5. You will now receive the message Ready to reset this PC, select Reset.

The installation will continue without any need to make any other selections.

Edited by dc3, 03 August 2017 - 09:58 AM.

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