Repair Corrupt Windows Image – Error 0x800f0906

If while running the DISM Tool, you see DISM Error 0x800f0906, The source files could not be downloaded message, then this post will be able to help you. A few days back, we posted about the repairing of corrupted Windows Image using Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management (DISM) component repair tool. Today, when I was trying the method of our posted article on a computer, I received an error and thus was unable to completely repair a Windows Image.

Error 0x800f0906

error 0x800f0906

Here are the details of complete scenario which I faced after running the Windows Component tool:

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.2.9200.16384

Image Version: 6.2.9200.16384


Error: 0x800f0906

The source files could not be downloaded.
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

The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log

Repair Corrupt Windows Image

After doing some research about this error, I found that the following solution may work in this situation. The fix to the error goes like this:

1. Open administrative Command Prompt.

2. Copy the following code and right click paste it into Command Prompt:

net stop wuauserv

cd %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution

ren Download Download.old

net start wuauserv

net stop bits

net start bits

net stop cryptsvc

cd %systemroot%\system32

ren catroot2 catroot2old

net start cryptsvc


3. That’s it! Close the Command Prompt. Reboot and try to run the DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth again and this time, you won’t receive the error code.

Please follow the steps and if the issue persists, revert back and we will be glad to help you!

See these post if you need more on such subjects:

  1. Fix DISM Errors 87, 112, 11, 50, 2, 3, 87,1726, 1393, 0x800f081f
  2. DISM fails in Windows 10, The source files could not be found error.
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An Electrical Engineer by profession, Kapil is a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Content Creator. Please read the entire post & the comments first & create a system restore point before making any changes to your system.