Although Windows 10 has certainly improved by leaps and bounds, we cannot ignore the fact that some common Windows issues still affect the operating system. This is the reason why Microsoft has retained some advanced features from Windows 10 to allow users to troubleshoot issues with a few commands. Here I am talking about DISM tool on Windows 10 which can fix most system errors without you having to reinstall Windows 10. So if you are wondering what is DISM tool in Windows 10 and how it can help you , Follow him.

Everything you need to know about DISM and SFC tools in Windows 10 (2021)

Here we have covered everything about DISM and SFC tools in Windows 10. You can expand the table below and click on the links to go directly to the relevant section.

What is DISM Tool on Windows 10?

DISM stands for Deployment Image Servicing and Management. It is a command line tool usually developed for administrators and experts to fix issues resulting from corrupted system image. For example, if you get errors like “An administrator has blocked you from running this application”, it is most likely due to system corruption. In this scenario, the system component itself is modified so that Windows cannot function properly and repair itself.

To fix this type of problem, you usually need to reinstall Windows 10. However, this is where DISM comes in and helps you deploy the stock image from the internet without having to reinstall Windows 10. You can troubleshoot your Windows 10 PC for seemingly irreparable errors without reinstalling the entire operating system. Sounds like one of the best features of Windows 10, right?

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Apart from this, there is also the SFC (System File Checker) tool which checks the integrity of files and completely restores your PC health based on the image deployed by DISM. In a nutshell, you should run SFC tool after completing operations with DISM tool . Now let’s go through the tutorial and learn how to use DISM tool to repair Windows 10.

How to use DISM tool on Windows 10?

1. First, press the Windows key on the keyboard once and type “cmd” in the search field . After that, click on “Run as administrator” to open the command prompt.

2. First of all, you need to perform the CheckHealthfirst operation to examine the health status of your PC. Simply copy and paste the command below into the Command Prompt window to start the integrity operation. If it throws errors after completion, your PC is most likely corrupted.

DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image / CheckHealth

Note : You need an active internet connection to run the DISM tool.

3. After doing this, execute the ScanHealthoperation. It is a slightly advanced operation that checks for all kinds of errors in the operating system.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

4. Finally, run the RestoreHealthoperation through DISM tool in Windows 10. It will replace all corrupt OS components and deploy a fresh image to your PC. Keep in mind that this action will take a considerable amount of time before it completes, so be patient and let the tool run its course. If you want to stop the operation forcefully, press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + C in Windows 10.

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DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

5. After the above operations are completed, you need to run the SFC tool to verify the integrity of the file , and during the process fix them as well. You may need to run this command 2-3 times to fix all issues with your Windows 10 PC.

SFC /scannow

Use DISM and SFC Tool to Repair Windows 10 Image

So that was our short explanation about DISM tool and how you can use it to fix your PC and speed up Windows 10 accordingly. Generally, users avoid command line operations, but believe me, the DISM tool is an easy way to fix most issues affecting your Windows 10 PC . You need to copy and paste the commands listed above, and that’s it. If you want to learn more about these Windows 10 tips and tricks, check out our dedicated article. And if you are still having issues with your Windows 10 PC, comment below and let us know. We will do our best to help you.

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