What should I do do try and remedy the possible OS corruptions? Run Dism?
Please right click on the start icon and select Command prompt administrator, give admin permissions and copy/paste this into the window that opens and press enter sfc /scannow . If you decide to type it in, please notice the space between the sfc and the /. We want it to say no integrity violations were found. If it says there where corrupt files that could not be repaired, please reboot and run it again. You may have to run it 3 times with reboots in between each time.
If that doesn't come back clean, Run DISM again. If the DISM gives the same 'Can't find source' error, download the ISO file from Techbench, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench. I'll give you instructions when you are ready.
Okay the commands all came up negative. Which ISO version do I download?
If sfc /scannow said no integrity violations were found, I don't see the necessity of running DISM.
If you want to try, run this command in an elevated command prompt (the same as you did with sfc). You don't need the ISO for this one.
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
I mean I ran both the sfc (three times with reboots) and Dism and they both came up as corrupt/source file not found. "Negative" in the sense of bad.
Oh, OK I'm sorry I misunderstood you. You would need to download the exact same version you have installed now. Download it from Techbench. Then mount the file. You can usually do that by double clicking it or by right clicking it and select mount. Once mounted, Windows will give it a drive letter. Make not of the letter. Then right click the start icon, select Command Prompt (Admin), accept the USC request and run this command, but use the drive letter Windows gave your mounted ISO file.
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:D:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess
Replace the drive letter I have in Red ( D ) with the drive letter of your mounted ISO. Just let it run. It will give you a success or failure reply when it is finished. It can take it from a few minutes to a couple of hours to complete.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
No problem, my bad on the wording. I completely understand your instructions and have mounted ISO files before. I'm not sure if my version is normal, KN or N? What will this do exactly and can I multitask (watch a movie) while it runs?
Side note: I'm watching the original Star Wars trilogy at the moment and I've never seen it before. Your profile picture and sig made me want to. Up to Episode V and it's great so far. Just wanted to share that.
What it is supposed to do is repair/replace any damaged/corrupted/missing system files. However, be warned, it does not always work as it is supposed to. It is certainly worth a try, as it can fix a lot of things. When you start Windows it should say whether it is N or KN. I know Windows 7 does, as I am running Windows 7 Enterprise K with it on another drive on this machine.
Star Wars is a good series, but not so much WOW factor today. But, when it was first released everyone was pretty much amazed at it. Star Wars when firs released had special effects that had never been seen in a Movie before. It was quite a spectacle. I'm glad you are enjoying it. I remember when it first was released and was quite impressed.
As best as I can tell you are using Windows 10 Home Premium X 64.