Fixing DISM Error 14098, The component store has been corrupted in Windows 10
As you know, one of the useful and efficient utility in Windows 10 is the DISM tool. It can be used with the Command Prompt command line which allows users to carry out various tasks. However, there are instances when the DISM tool could encounter some errors when you try to execute a command. One of these errors is the one that states, “The component store has been corrupted”. This kind of DISM error is due to an error in the image file.
When you encounter the DISM Error 14098 when running the DISM tool, you will see the following content in the command line:
“C:>Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:c:testmountwindows /LimitAccess
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Image Version: 10.0.10586.0
The component store has been corrupted.
The DISM log file can be found at C:WINDOWSLogsDISMdism.log
There are several fixes you can check out to fix the DISM Error 14098, “The component store has been corrupted”. You can try to run the Restore Health command or reset the Windows Update components, or whitelist the dism.exe in your antivirus program, as well as try to uninstall any recently installed updates. Follow the options provided below for more details.
Option 1 – Run the Restore Health command in a Clean Boot State
- First, you need to put your computer in a Clean Boot State.
- Type in msconfig in the Start Search to open the System Configuration utility.
- From there, go to the General tab and click “Selective startup”.
- Clear the “Load Startup items” check box and make sure that the “Load System Services” and “Use Original boot configuration” options are checked.
- Next, click the Services tab and select “Hide All Microsoft Services” check box.
- Click Disable all.
- Click on Apply/OK and restart your PC. (This will put your PC into a Clean Boot State. And to configure Windows to use the usual startup, just simply undo the changes.)
- Now open Command Prompt with admin privileges.
- Then type and enter this command to execute it: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
- Wait until the process is completed and restart your computer.
Note: If the Restore Health command fails, you can use the “/StartComponentCleanup parameter” by executing this command: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
Option 2 – Try to reset the Windows Update components
If by any chance that the second option didn’t work, resetting the Windows Update components could also help you resolve the problem. How? Refer to the following steps:
- Open Command Prompt with admin privileges.
- After that, type each one of the following command and hit Enter after you key in one after the other.
- net stop wuauserv
- net stop cryptsvc
- net stop bits
- net stop msiserver
Note: The commands you entered will stop the Windows Update components such as Windows Update service, Cryptographic services, BITS and MSI Installer.
- After disabling WU components, you need to rename both the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folders. To do that, type each one of the following commands below and don’t forget to hit Enter after you type one command after the other.
- ren C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
- ren C:WindowsSystem32catroot2 Catroot2.old
- Next, restart the services you’ve stopped by entering another series of commands. Don’t forget to hit Enter after you key in one command after the other.
- net start wuauserv
- net start cryptsvc
- net start bits
- net start msiserver
- Close Command Prompt and reboot your PC.
Option 3 – Whitelist the “dism.exe” in your antivirus program
The DISM error 14098 might also be caused by your antivirus program which could be interfering it from running. To fix this, you have to whitelist dism.exe. How? Refer to these steps:
- Open the Windows Defender Security Center from the system tray area.
- Next, click the “Virus & threat protection” option and then open the “Virus and threat protection settings”.
- After that, scroll down until you find the “Exclusions” and click on the “Add or remove exclusions” option.
- Then click the plus button and select the type of exclusion you want to add and from the drop-down list, select Folder.
- Next, navigate to this path and select the WinSxS folder: C:WindowsWinSxS
- When a User Account Control or UAC prompt, just click on Yes to proceed.
Option 4 – Try to uninstall recently installed updates
There are times when some Windows Updates affect some mechanism internally when you update your Windows 10 computer. As a result, it causes issues with other components of the operating system which could be the reason why you’re getting the DISM error 14098.
- Go to Settings and select Update and Security > Windows Update.
- From there, click on the “View update history” option and then click on the “Uninstall Updates” option.
- This will open a new window which contains the list of installed Windows Updates.
- Now right click on the Windows Update you wish to uninstall and click Uninstall.
If none of the given options above helped in fixing the DISM Error 14098, “The component store has been corrupted”, then you might want to check out a one-click solution known as Restoro. Aside from the DISM error, it can also help you fix other system-related issues that need some fixing on your Windows 10 PC. This program is a useful tool that could repair corrupted registries and optimize your PC’s overall performance. Aside from that, it also cleans out your computer for any junk or corrupted files that help you eliminate any unwanted files from your system. This is basically a solution that’s within your grasp with just a click. It’s easy to use as it is user-friendly. For complete set of instructions in downloading and using it, refer to the steps below.
Perform a full system scan using Restoro. To do so, follow the instructions below.
- Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
- After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
- To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
- Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
- Press and hold both R key and Windows key.
- If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
- Type in the URL address in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
- After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
- Once the installation process is completed, run Restoro to perform a full system scan.
- After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now” button.