Repairing a corrupt system image.

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  1. Kenneth LaMontagne

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    Using DISM to "Cleanup-Image" "CheckHealth" and then "RestoreHealth" I am at a loss on how to direct DISM to the "Source" CustomRefresh.WIM on my second computer which is on my LAN. I made sure that Windows Update is available through my firewall but DISM is unable to repair the image this way.
    Can someone give me the correct path?
     
  2. Josephur

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    Can you give us more specifics as to how you created this recovery image? (did you use recimg?) Also what command line are you using, etc?
     
  3. Kenneth LaMontagne

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    Okay. I upgraded one of my computers from 7 Home Premium to 8.1 Pro last week. Had trouble with a PCI-E card which turned out to be a defective PCI-E slot in the MOBO(had to perform several shut downs after lock ups) . On Saturday I had time to check to see if the image was healthy with the command "dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth".
    After the scanhealth completed it gave me this "The component store is repairable. The operation completed successfully."
    I then ran "dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth". and the result is

    "Error: 0x800f0906" The source files could not be downloaded. 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 http://fw.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=24377."

    Here are the options to Configure a Windows Repair Source:

    "You can use a mounted Windows image from a WIM file as a source to restore optional features and repair a corrupted operating system. For example, c:\test\mount\Windows. For more information about capturing a Windows image as a WIM file, see Capture Images of Hard Disk Partitions Using DISM.

    • You can use a running Windows installation as a source to restore optional features by sharing the c:\Windows folder on your network.
    • You can use a Windows side-by-side folder from a network share or from a removable media, such as the Windows DVD, as the source of the files. For example, z:\sources\SxS.
    • You can use a Windows image (.wim) file on a network share as a source to restore optional features. You must specify the index of the Windows image in the .wim file that you want to use and you must use a Wim: prefix in the path to identify this file format. For example, to specify index 3 in a file named contoso.wim, type: Wim:\\network\images\contoso.wim:3."

    I have connected the computers through my LAN and should be able to use the shared the c:\Windows folder from my second computer running 8.1 Pro also.

    I need the command line to do this.


    The attached file is what I found in the DISM Log for this error. I only include the warnings and errors that were listed.

    Thanks so much for your help,
    Ken
     

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  4. Kenneth LaMontagne

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    I found this solution on "The Windows Club" web site and it worked for me. Here is what I typed as a command to accomplish the fix:Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:j:\winsxs /LimitAccess (J: is the drive I saved the winsxs folder from my second computer to)

    "After saving the winsxs folder from a win8.1 64bit system that ran dism okay to my portable HD I used it as the source to run "Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:(path to source) /LimitAccess" on my problem PC (also a
    win8.1 64bit system)."
     

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