DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) is a command-line tool that users or administrators can use to mount and service a Windows desktop image. With the use of DISM, users can alter or update Windows features, packages, drivers etc. DISM is a part of Windows ADK (Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit), easily downloaded from Microsoft website.

Now coming back to question why we are talking so much about DISM, well the problem is while running DISM tool users are facing an error message “Error: 14098, The component store has been corrupted” which has led to the corruption of several features of Windows. The main cause behind the DISM Error 14098 is a corruption of Windows Update Components due to which DISM doesn’t work either.

Users are not able to fix their PC, and Windows Update doesn’t work as well. Apart from this, several crucial Windows function stopped working, which are giving users a nightmare. So without wasting any time let’s see How to Fix DISM Error 14098 Component Store has been corrupted with the help of the below-listed guide.

Fix DISM Error 14098 Component Store has been corrupted

Make sure to  create a restore point  just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Run StartComponentCleanup Command

1. Open Command Prompt. The user can perform this step by searching for ‘cmd’ and then press Enter.

2. Type the following command into cmd and hit Enter:

Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

3. Wait for the command to process, then restart your PC.

Method 2: Reset Windows Update Components

1. Open Command Prompt. The user can perform this step by searching for ‘cmd’ and then press Enter.

2. Type the following command into cmd and hit Enter after each one:

net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc

3. Delete the qmgr*.dat files, to do this again open cmd and type:

Del “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr*.dat”

4. Type the following into cmd and hit Enter:

cd /d %windir%\system32

5. Reregister the BITS files and the Windows Update files. Type each of the following commands individually in cmd and hit Enter after each one:

6. To reset Winsock:

netsh winsock reset

7. Reset the BITS service and the Windows Update service to the default security descriptor:

sc.exe sdset bits D:(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;SY)(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;BA)(A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;AU)(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;PU)

sc.exe sdset wuauserv D:(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;SY)(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;BA)(A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;AU)(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;PU)

8. Again start the Windows update services:

net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc

9. Install the latest Windows Update Agent.

10. Reboot your PC and see if you’re able to Fix DISM Error 14098 Component Store has been corrupted error.

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That’s it you have successfully Fix DISM Error 14098 Component Store has been corrupted error but if you still have any questions regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.