Tutorial On How To Fix DISM Tool Error 0x800f0815


Microsoft windows include different kinds of tools. These tools can be used for repairing windows, if any problem occurs in windows. It scan for the corrupt and missing files in windows and then try to fix and recover those missing files in windows. In this tutorial, we will discuss about DISM tool.

Tutorial On How To Fix DISM Tool Error 0x800f0815

Deployment Imaging Servicing Management (DISM) tool is one of the important tool included in windows. It is capable of fixing many problems for windows. It is integrated with command prompt and you can scan and fix windows corrupt image by typing and executing commands in command prompt. Some user have reported, while executing the following command, an error occurs:



The error which occurs when executing the above command in windows 10:


“Error: 0x800f081f the source files could not be downloaded”

The error states that DISM tool is unable to locate the required files, in order to fix this problem. Follow the below methods:

Method # 1: How To Fix DISM Tool Missing Files Error

To fix this missing files issue, proceed with the following steps:


  1. Launch the “command prompt” as an administrator privilege by selecting the option from the drop down menu “run as administrator”.
  2. Then type the following commands and press enter to execute:

dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image/ StartComponentCleanup

sfc /scannow

After executing the above commands, wait for the process to complete and when it completes successfully, then run the following command:

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Now, the command will work.

Method # 2: Need To Upgrade Windows

If the above method not works, then you need to upgrade your windows. To do that, follow the steps below:

  1. Download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.
  2. After downloading the file, run it as an “administrator”.
  3. Then simply proceed to follow the on-screen instructions. Accept the license and then click on “Upgrade this PC now” and proceed to click on “Next” button.
  4. The downloading process will start, wait for the process to complete and then it will install windows 10. Simply follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. After the installation gets complete, Just to check the problem is solved as there is no need to run DISM tool now, because you have a fresh copy of windows 10 installed on your computer now. You need to open the command prompt and then type the following:

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

6. Run the above command just for checking purpose to see it works.

That’s all, these are the methods, you need to follow in order to fix DISM Tool “source file could not be downloaded”. Also let us know in the comment section if you are facing any problem related to this post.

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