Did you experience the blue screen of death during a critical workflow? Are you looking for a solution that does not involve reinstalling Windows to solve the issue? Well, the Windows Deployment Image Servicing and Management(DISM) tool might help you solve this problem.
But what is the DISM tool? What does it do, and can you use it without pulling your hair? Well, in this article, we will be looking at all there is to the Windows DISM tool and help you solve problems that might occur when your Windows system is booting up.
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What is the DISM tool?
The Windows Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool is a command-line tool used to fix a corrupted system image. This tool lets you service a Windows image responsible for loading the operating system on your system.
In essence, the DISM tool lets users fix problems in their Windows operating system by repairing the Windows image. This tool scans the Windows image for errors, and if any of them are found, it uses a source image to repair the corrupted files.
The source image can be a file of your own choice, or the DISM tool with an active Internet connection will connect to the Windows update centre and download the files which are corrupted and fix your system in real-time.
Now that we have a brief idea of the DISM tool, we can use it to fix our Windows system.
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How to use the DISM tool to repair your system?
Looking at what the DISM tool does, one might feel that people with a lot of technical know-how might be capable of using the tool. The reality is quite the opposite. All you need to do is open your command prompt and fire up a few commands.
To use the DISM tool you can follow the steps given below
Step 1: Open the command line on your system and run it as administrator
Step 2: Enter the command DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth to check the condition of your system.
Step 3: Enter the command DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth to perform an in-depth check of your system if no errors are detected using the first command.
Step 4: Enter the command DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth to repair any errors on your system.