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DISM Online cleanup image RestoreHealth [Explained in Detail 2022]

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Hi guys, today I’m here with another interesting content. Guess what? Yes, the content is on how to repair Windows 10 using dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth. Are you having problems with windows 10? Let’s see the methods of repairing it in detail in the following content.

Before that let’s see what is DISM on Windows 10 and what it is for? Deployment Image Servicing and Management(DISM.exe) is a command-line tool to service and prepare windows images. This software includes Windows PE, Windows RE, and Windows setup.

On Windows 10 you can use it to service Windows image (.wim) or a virtual hard disk (.vhd or .vhdx). DISM comes built-in with windows. It is available through the command line or you can access it from Windows Powershell. Anyone can use this tool to fix common problems with recovering hidden images on your computer.

Normally, when your device is experiencing performance issues or you are facing troubleshooting errors, what’s the solution? You can use the System File Checker (SFC) to scan, detect, and replace the corrupted or missing images using the local recovery image.

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Suppose, if the local recovery images on windows 10 are damaged, the SFC tool may not help you. What to do? Well, that’s the sole purpose of this content. In this situation, you can use the DISM tool to scan and repair the ‘install.wim’ image. Later you can use this with the SFC tool to repair your installation.

If you are ready, let’s get into our topic of using dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth on windows 10. Continue reading with the below guide.

How to Use DISM And SFC Tools On Windows 10

Here are some steps on how to use the DISM and SFC tools on Windows 10 command prompt to repair your system.

  • How to run DISM to repair images on Windows 10
  • How to run the SFC tool to repair problems with Windows 10

NOTE: It is recommended to take a temporary full backup of your system before getting into the process.

Let’s get into the methods in detail in the following content. Continue reading.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth [Explainedin Detail]

Method 1: How To Run DISM To Repair Images On Windows 10

Deployment Image Servicing and Management gives you three options to repair images on Windows 10. The options includes, ‘CheckHealth’, ‘ScanHealth’, and ‘RestoreHealth’. The main thing is, you have to run them in that hierarchy.

Depending upon the complexity of the issue, there are additional settings that you can use with the ‘RestoreHealth’ option. That helps you in repairing images using different sources.

1.Using CheckHealth option

Using the CheckHealth option with DISM you can quickly identify the corruption in the local image. But, it won’t perform any repairing tasks. In order to check the issues within the image, continue with the following steps.

STEP 1:

Navigate to the Start menu on your computer.

STEP 2:

Search for Command Prompt on the title bar, right-click on it and select to Run as Administrator option.

STEP 3:

Type the following command and press ‘Enter’ to have a quick health check-up. ‘DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth’.

This program will identify and show you the files with data corruption.

2.Using ScanHealth Option

If you need more advanced options you can consider using the ‘ScanHealth’ option instead of the CheckHealth option. It provides you with more options to identify the problems of images on Windows 10. Continue reading with the following steps.

STEP 1:

Navigate to the Start menu.

STEP 2:

Search for Command Prompt on the title bar, right-click on it and select to Run as Administrator option.

STEP 3:

Type the following command and press ‘Enter’ to have an advanced check-up. ‘DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth’.

This program will take several minutes to identify the files with data corruption.

3.Using RestoreHealth Option

If there are still more issues, you can use the ‘RestoreHealth’ option. This option uses advanced scans and repairs the issues automatically. Continue reading with the following steps.

STEP 1:

Navigate to the Start menu.

STEP 2:

Search for Command Prompt on the title bar, right-click on it and select to Run as Administrator option.

STEP 3:

Type the following command and press ‘Enter’ to have an automatic repair of your images. ‘DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth’.

Once the Deployment Image Servicing and Management finishes check-up, it will automatically connect to the Windows update servers. And replaces the damaged files on your Windows 10.

Using WIM Image

The DISM tool will solve most of the problems. But in rare cases, you may face some update issues or you may not have an internet connection. At that time you may require alternate sources to resolve the issue.

Before moving to different sources, you will need an ‘install.wim’ or ‘install.esd’ from another computer or ISO file. The ISO file should match the same version and language of the Windows 10 that you are using on your computer.

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How To Download Windows 10 ISO File

Follow the steps carefully to download a Windows 10 ISO file on your PC.

STEP 1:

Navigate to the Microsoft Support Website.

STEP 2:

Click on the Download tool button.

STEP 3:

Now, double-click on the MediaCreationToolxxxx.exe  file to launch the application.

STEP 4:

Tap on the Accept button to agree on the terms and policies.

STEP 5:

Now, select the Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC option and click the Next button.

STEP 6:

Select your preferences and click Next again.

STEP 7:

Click the ISO file on the next page.

STEP 8:

Click on the Next button.

STEP 9:

Select the destination to save the ISO file and click the Save button.

STEP 10:

Click the link to open the link with file explorer and click the Finish button.

STEP 11:

Double click on the Windows ISO file.

STEP 12:

Confirm the drive letter in the left pane under This PC section.

Now, you can use DISM with a Source option to repair images on Windows 10.

How To Fix Windows 10 recovery Image Using Install.wim

STEP 1:

Navigate to the Start menu.

STEP 2:

Search for Command Prompt on the title bar, right-click on it and select to Run as Administrator option.

STEP 3:

Type the following command and press ‘Enter’ to recover the image on Windows 10. ‘DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:D:\Sources\install.wim’.

This command will scan and repair the issues using install.wim image that has been specified.

How To Fix Windows 10 recovery Image Using Install.esd

If you have alternatively encrypted install.esd image, you can use it to repair the corrupted images. Continue with the following steps.

STEP 1:

Navigate to the Start menu.

STEP 2:

Search for Command Prompt on the title bar, right-click on it and select to Run as Administrator option.

STEP 3:

Type the following command and press ‘Enter’ to repair the image on Windows 10 with an external source. ‘DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\install.esd’.

The DISM tool will run and repair the corrupted images with the files included in the install.esd image.

How To Run The SFC Tool On Windows 10

The DISM tool may repair the issues with hidden images. But it won’t fix any issues with the actual installation of Windows 10. Now, you can use healthy images with the SFC tool to solve the issues that prevent your system from running properly. Continue with the following steps.

STEP 1:

Navigate to the Start menu.

STEP 2:

Search for Command Prompt on the title bar, right-click on it and select to Run as Administrator option.

STEP 3:

Type the following command and press ‘Enter’. ‘SFC /scannow’.

The System File Checker scans and repairs the issues which prevent your Windows 10 from working properly.

Conclusion

That’s all guys. This is all you need to know about the dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth on windows 10. I hope the content will be useful and satisfactory. By using the above-given steps and methods you can easily resolve the issues with your Windows 10.

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