Windows 10: DISM Work Around For. The source files could not be found. Error: 0x800f081f

Discus and support DISM Work Around For. The source files could not be found. Error: 0x800f081f in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I completed a successful restore of my windows image with the most recent Windows 10 Iso from Microsoft. Because I did not want to have to do a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Andy_247, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. Andy_247 Win User

    DISM Work Around For. The source files could not be found. Error: 0x800f081f


    I completed a successful restore of my windows image with the most recent Windows 10 Iso from Microsoft. Because I did not want to have to do a in-place upgrade to fix the image so I tried a step in the process I never tried before and it worked for me first time.


    I did try using just the install.wim file as the source at first that failed. The second option I tried was I made a folder on the c drive to use as a mount folder. I mounted the the install.wim file using the index number for my version of windows. And used the mount folder as the source for the restore operation.


    DISM Usage Steps I Made as an Example.


    PS C:\Windows\system32> dism.exe /Mount-Wim /WimFile:C:\Win10_20H2_x64_en-gb\sources\install.wim /Index:6 /MountDir:C:\wmount

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

    Version: 10.0.19041.844

    Mounting image

    The operation completed successfully.


    PS C:\Windows\system32> dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth /Source:C:\wmount\Windows

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

    Version: 10.0.19041.844

    Image Version: 10.0.19042.906

    The restore operation completed successfully.


    PS C:\Windows\system32> dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth

    No component store corruption detected.

    The operation completed successfully.

    PS C:\Windows\system32> sfc /scannow

    Beginning verification phase of system scan.

    Verification 100% complete.

    Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them.


    Did another rescan again.

    PS C:\Windows\system32> sfc /scannow

    Verification 100% complete.

    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

    :)
     
    Andy_247, Apr 6, 2021
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  2. Larry3978 Win User

    Dism error: 0x800f081f

    I used Dism "C:\>dism /image:c:\ /cleanup-image /restorehealth /scratchdir:c:\scratch" to repair a Win10 system in a PE environment, and received an error 0x800f081f, stating that "[t]he source files could not be found".

    Any suggestions on what to do next?

    Thanks in advance!
     
    Larry3978, Apr 6, 2021
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  3. sedge1955 Win User
    DISM "error 0x800f081f The source files could not be found" still a plague

    This is a continuation of the post here:

    [RESOLVED] DISM "error 0x800f081f The source files could not be found" even with correct ISO and path

    which is not resolved for me.

    I have this error and have tried to follow all the suggestions in the post. I first noticed the problem a few weeks ago and my Windows 10 installation had only automatically applied the Creators Update maybe 2 months ago.

    Run DISM

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

    Version: 10.0.16299.15

    Image Version: 10.0.16299.125

    [===========================84.3%================ ]

    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

    Downloaded the ISO and had exactly the same result.

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:E:\Sources\Install.wim:1 /limitaccess

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

    Version: 10.0.16299.15

    Image Version: 10.0.16299.125

    [===========================84.4%================ ]

    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

    In the dism.log file:

    - 1 second after the process starts, this warning:

    2018-04-27 09:27:24, Warning DISM DISM OS Provider: PID=4860 TID=7108 Unable to set the DLL search path to the servicing stack folder. C:\Windows may not point to a valid Windows folder. - CDISMOSServiceManager::Final_OnConnect

    and

    2018-04-27 09:27:28, Warning DISM DISM Package Manager: PID=4860 TID=7108 CBS AddSource failed with HRESULT=0x80070002! - CDISMPackageManager::Internal_Finalize

    2018-04-27 09:27:28, Info DISM DISM Package Manager: PID=4860 TID=7108 CBS session options=0x20100! - CDISMPackageManager::Internal_Finalize
    then

    2018-04-27 09:41:02, Info DISM DISM Package Manager: PID=4860 TID=5772 Error in operation: source for package or file not found, ResolveSource() unsuccessful. (CBS HRESULT=0x800f081f) - CCbsConUIHandler::Error

    2018-04-27 09:41:02, Error DISM DISM Package Manager: PID=4860 TID=7108 Failed finalizing changes. - CDISMPackageManager::Internal_Finalize(hr:0x800f081f)

    2018-04-27 09:41:02, Error DISM DISM Package Manager: PID=4860 TID=7108 The source files could not be found; their location must be specified using the /source option to restore the feature. - GetCbsErrorMsg

    2018-04-27 09:41:02, Error DISM DISM Package Manager: PID=4860 TID=7108 Failed processing package changes with session option CbsSessionOptionRepairStoreCorruption - CDISMPackageManager::RestoreHealth(hr:0x800f081f)

    2018-04-27 09:41:02, Error DISM DISM Package Manager: PID=4860 TID=7108 The source files could not be found; their location must be specified using the /source option to restore the feature. - GetCbsErrorMsg

    2018-04-27 09:41:02, Error DISM DISM Package Manager: PID=4860 TID=7108 Failed to restore the image health. - CPackageManagerCLIHandler:DISM Work Around For. The source files could not be found. Error: 0x800f081f :processCmdLine_CleanupImage(hr:0x800f081f)

    2018-04-27 09:41:02, Error DISM DISM Package Manager: PID=4860 TID=7108 Failed while processing command cleanup-image. - CPackageManagerCLIHandler::ExecuteCmdLine(hr:0x800f081f)

    2018-04-27 09:41:02, Info DISM DISM Package Manager: PID=4860 TID=7108 Further logs for online package and feature related operations can be found at %WINDIR%\logs\CBS\cbs.log - CPackageManagerCLIHandler::ExecuteCmdLine

    I wasn't able to locate "Tech Bench ISO " to try that.

    The history of this PC was:

    - 2H 2015

    - Clean install of windows 7 Pro from original HP media

    - Apply all updates

    - Free windows 10 Upgrade

    - All windows updates applied in the interim, including "Anniversary Update"

    - 1Q 2018 Creators Update applied automatically.

    Can someone help provide this blockage to the Windows Update process?

    Thanks

    Steve
     
    sedge1955, Apr 6, 2021
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  4. DISM Work Around For. The source files could not be found. Error: 0x800f081f

    Kapil Arya MVP, Apr 6, 2021
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