The DISM /RestoreHealth command is used to fix problems by looking for corrupt files in Windows updates (or WSUS). If for some reason DISM cannot find the files needed to restore a Windows image, you must specify an additional location as the source of the corresponding files to restore.
In this guide, you will find detailed instructions on how to fix DISM error 0x800f081 in Windows 10 or Windows 8.
What causes DISM error `restorehealth` 0x800f081f?
- The system cannot access the Microsoft Update servers to restore the missing files.
- The location specified by the path does not contain the files needed to install the feature.
- The component’s memory is corrupted or multiple files are missing from the memory.
- The user trying to install the feature does not have at least READ access to the location and files.
- The set of installation files is corrupt, incomplete, or invalid for the version of Windows you are using.
How to the error `restorehealth` in DISM 0x800f081f?
Implement a component cleanup
- Type cmd in the search box and click Run as administrator.
- At the extended command prompt, enter the commands listed below.
dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
- When the process finishes, type the command below.
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Download the Windows installation media in ISO format
- Download the Windows Media Creation Tool.
- Once the installation is complete, open the file and accept the “license terms”.
- Select “Create installation media for another PC” and click Next.
- On the “Select Language, Architecture, and Edition” screen, click Next.
- Then select the ISO file under “Choose the media to use” and click Next.
- Select the location where you want to save the original Windows ISO file and click Save.
- Download the media creation tool.
- After downloading the file, run it as an administrator.
- Follow the instructions on the screen and in the “What do you want to do?” window, select Update This PC Now and then click Next.
- Once the process is complete, you can try running the /RestoreHealth command again.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Run the DISM Component Cleanup command.
- Activate the . NET Framework using the DISM command.
- Install the Microsoft . NET Framework 3.5.
- Configure and change the group policy.
- Check the version of DISM.
- Update the DISM tool.
- Disable or uninstall your antivirus program.
- Use a hard disk cleanup program.
- Perform a system restore.
- Reboot your computer.
If DISM is not working on your system, you can fix the problem by disabling certain anti-virus features or disabling your anti-virus program completely. If that doesn't help, you can try uninstalling the antivirus program. After removing the antivirus program, restart your DISM scan.
The user trying to install a feature does not have at least READ access to the location and files. The set of installation files is corrupt, incomplete, or invalid for the version of Windows being used.