Windows 10: SFC /ScanNow Corrupt Files & DISM fails Solved

  1.    26 Aug 2015 #1

    SFC /ScanNow Corrupt Files & DISM fails

    Hi all,
    Recently updated to windows 10 I've tried a scannow to resolve another issue and I get a failure message with files being corrupted. I've tried a reset keeping my files but I've got no idea where to look next. Attached is my log file from the SFC and the DISM log really stuck currently. Thanks for any help in advance!

    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 Configure a Windows Repair Source.

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

    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.
    SFC /ScanNow Corrupt Files & DISM fails Attached Files
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  2.    27 Aug 2015 #2

    Found fix myself been driving me mad for a few days here's the steps I did from a variety of googles. Not sure it would work for anyone else and no gurantees of this working

    ->Download a copy of the windows 10 iso at Windows 10 choose 32/64 bit depending on your system
    -> I then mounted this using windows 10 double clicking the iso puts it on a new drive letter
    ->In the mounted iso file find sources\install.wim this is in a strange esd format
    ->install NT lite add your install.wim(esd) file and convert it into a wim file place it somewhere on your harddrive I found making a easy to type path useful for later
    ->Start run cmd as admin
    -> Enter Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup into the cmd window making sure you are using cmd as admin and wait
    ->Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:Path:1 /limitaccess
    Path being the complete path to the wim file like mine was e:\sources\install.wim
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  3.    29 Dec 2015 #3

    I realize that this is an old thread but I have just upgraded all of my pc's to win 10. I found the protocol posted by jargo91 to be the fix for two of my 5 pc's that had corrupted system files. I had tried several other protocols unsuccessfully but finally sfc /scannow was able to fix the files on the first run after a reboot (following jargo91 fix) and found no corruption on the second run.
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  4.    16 May 2016 #4

    Everything else is clear, but not quite sure about this step:

    jargo91 said: View Post
    ->install NT lite add your install.wim(esd) file and convert it into a wim file place it somewhere on your harddrive I found making a easy to type path useful for later
    What exactly does this involve? I've installed NT lite, but I'm not quite sure how to follow these instructions.
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  5.    16 May 2016 #5

    RandomFlux said: View Post
    What exactly does this involve? I've installed NT lite, but I'm not quite sure how to follow these instructions.
    Scratch that, I figured it out.
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  6.    09 Jun 2016 #6

    Registered just to say thank you so much!! This worked perfectly as described. While Win 10 was downloading, I tried Googling and trying other things, but nothing else worked (and I didn't really see this recommendation laid out anywhere else either). I was able to both successful complete DISM, and then run scf /scannow after a reboot. Hopefully this fixes my intermittent BSOD problems as well, but in any case, I am grateful you took the time to write this up after you figured it out. Thanks again!
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       09 Jun 2016 #7

    No need for NTlite!!

    There's a very good Dism tutorial here:
    DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image
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  8.    19 Dec 2016 #8

    I started from the same problem situation on Windows 8.1 Pro. Somehow (I have no clue how I did this since I tried lots of suggestions on the web), but sfc /scannow now finishes successfully. Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth, however, still has the same problem as you mention. Is this important to fix (since sfc /scannow does not detect integrity violations anymore). (Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth mentions that it is repairable though).
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