DISM ERROR - it can't find the files..... Solved

  1.    10 Jul 2016 #1

    DISM ERROR - it can't find the files.....

    Hi all - I just upgraded from Win 8.1. I'm having some problems and wanted to run the command:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    However the repair doesn't work, due to getting the error:

    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
    I can't find any clear information on how to set this source parameters. I have a Windows 10 installation USB plugged in. It's on N: and the dir command gives the following files:

    09/07/2016  19:40               128 autorun.inf
    09/07/2016  19:40    <DIR>          boot
    09/07/2016  19:40           400,228 bootmgr
    09/07/2016  19:40         1,147,736 bootmgr.efi
    09/07/2016  19:40    <DIR>          efi
    09/07/2016  19:40            80,576 setup.exe
    09/07/2016  19:58    <DIR>          sources
    09/07/2016  19:58    <DIR>          support
    Is anyone able to help me with advise on what parameters to use for the Source for the repair files?
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       10 Jul 2016 #2

    Welcome to forum Hannele2.
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  3.    10 Jul 2016 #3

    Found it with the right Google input:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:N:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess
    Last edited by Hannele2; 10 Jul 2016 at 08:04.
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  4.    10 Jul 2016 #4

    dencal said: View Post
    Welcome to forum Hannele2.
    Thank you so much for the response Dencal! Just saw it. Really appreciate the fast response.
    Windows 10 is just hacking by, so I'll be stopping by soon again, I think! :)
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