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Windows 7: KB2604121+KB2468871 update failure+ SFC /scannow failure to repair

13 Aug 2015   #41
hopeithelps

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit service pack 1
 
 

Just to clear my understanding: you mention that ' $Windows.~WS is probably the beginning of the Windows 10 upgrade download' then continue 'If you boot to the RE and look for that you can try using one of these commands until you find it...'

I do wish to stay with OS7 at present so should I still be looking at
DIR C:\$W*.*
DIR D:\$W*.*
DIR E:\$W*.*
etc.
and if so do I include the *

I just wish to understand how I search for the windows file in RE. This is all new to me, sorry if I'm slow on thee uptake.


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13 Aug 2015   #42
hopeithelps

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit service pack 1
 
 

Do I keep doing the following changing the C: each time until I don't get an Error report?

DISM /Image:C:\ /Scratch-Dir:C\ /Cleanup-Image /RevertPendingActions

resulted in

Error: 87 The scratch-dir option is unknown.
For more information refer to the help by running DISM.exe /?_
The DISM log file can be found at X:\Windows\Logs\DOSM\dism.log
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13 Aug 2015   #43
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Just type those commands exactly as posted, once you're in the RE - hit the Enter key at the end of each.

All but one should come back with a 'not found' error - the drive letter you need to use in the command in post #34 is the one that actually gives a listing of files.
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13 Aug 2015   #44
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

It looks like there may be an error in that DISM command line (which I stole from someone else!)

Here's the corrected version

DISM /Image:C:\ /ScratchDir:C\ /Cleanup-Image /RevertPendingActions

Make sure that you get spaces in front of each forward-slash '/'
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13 Aug 2015   #45
hopeithelps

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit service pack 1
 
 

I've just done a marathon: wasn't sure which of three options to take and didn't want to keep pestering you so I tried all three.

!) DIR C:\ only at start and then through alphabet with dism.exe

2) DIR C:\ with each attempt followed by dism.exe D E F etc......

3) DIR D:\ DIR E:\ DIR F:\ etc followed by the dism.exe for each

To save doing all that again with just DISM / etc., which of the three is the correct approach?
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13 Aug 2015   #46
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Please - just use the commands as posted - here they are again...

DIR C:\$W*.*
DIR D:\$W*.*
DIR E:\$W*.*
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13 Aug 2015   #47
hopeithelps

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit service pack 1
 
 

Can I just make certain:

Your email:

*DISM /Image:*C*:\ /ScratchDir:*C*\ etc

On Forum:

DISM /Image:C:\ /ScratchDir:C\ etc

Asterisks or not, or does it make no difference? I suppose the same applies to DIR C:\$W*.*

I did wonder if * denotes a space, since when I was in Advertising doing copy reading, the symbol for insertion of a space was #: but then you indicated no spaces in the DISM line on the Forum.

Lastly, I know that disks are usually C: so in the DSIM is it ScratchDir:C\ or ScratchDir:C:\

Sorry but I'd like to get it correct this time if I can. Confusion goes with age.
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13 Aug 2015   #48
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

I suspect that your email client is stripping the HTML out of the email - and you are getting asterisks in the visible email as a result (Forte Agent and some others do this)

You should always check the forum for the authoritative versions for two reasons
1) all answers are crafted so they look right in the forum - at least to the originator!
2) sometimes typos creep in - and are corrected by editing the post. Such edits are almost always made after the email is sent, and there is no email triggered by an edit or even deletion. This means that the forum content could be vastly different to the content of the email!


The only commands with asterisks in by design in this thread are the ones in posts#46 and #40
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13 Aug 2015   #49
hopeithelps

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit service pack 1
 
 

Hi NoelDP,

I entered DIR C:\$W*.* changing the letter for each i.e. D: E: F: etc.,

RESULTS File not found C: D: E: H: M: X:

Device not ready F: G: I: J: K: L:

System cannot find path specified N: O: P: Q: R: S: T: U: V: W: Y: Z:

Information was given: Drive D: is New Volume Serial No. 88......
Volume in Drive E: Working Volume Serial No. 40......
Volume in Drive H: is WD Unlocker C6F.......
M: Smart Drive 9LA.........
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14 Aug 2015   #50
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

In normal Windows - look in Windows Explorer and see what name is attached to the C: drive?
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