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Posted 06 April 2008 - 12:38 PM

My Computer seems broken. It startup takes a long time, it freezes, programs won't start, can't install or replace files properly, Can't delete things, problem connecting to the internet, 100% Cpu usage, and much more. I think this is because of the wrong system files, boot files, NTLDR, NTDECTECT.COM, SYSVOLUME INFO, AUTOEXEC.BAT, MSDOS.SYS, CONFIG, IO, CONFIG, etc. I couldn't do system restore because the boot files were gone so I had to replace them. How do I fix this problem?

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 03:15 PM

sfc /scannow Would be the preferred method
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 04:25 PM

Thanks, but which one do I chose?

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 05:24 PM

Hi, insert your XP disk, open a comand prompt and type in sfc /scannow
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 05:35 PM

I don't have a genuine disk only copies on floppy. This computer doesn't have one and the other's floppy drive is broken :thumbsup:.

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 06:18 PM

Now I have a bunch of file... some didn't get replaced. Heres the file names: NTDECTECT.COM, AUTOEXEC.BAT, sqmdata00.sqm, sqmdata01.sqm, (there's sqmdata00-17, 17 files), sqmnoopt00 through 17, CONFIG.SYS, hiberfil.sys, IO.SYS, MSDOS.SYS, ntldr, NULL, pagefile.sys, Ptd.iso. Are any of these files unknown or uneeded. I have all the updates including SP3 RC2. Please help. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 07:17 PM

I don't have a genuine disk only copies on floppy. This computer doesn't have one and the other's floppy drive is broken :thumbsup:.


You really need a Windows XP CD to do these repairs, How many floppies do you have? In order to have XP on a floppies you would need over 300.
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 07:25 PM

The advice here might help:
the 2nd post
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/

Edited by garmanma, 06 April 2008 - 07:26 PM.

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 09:17 PM

I have a fake compressed on to floppy disks. I have a system recovery and floppy discs that's all :thumbsup:
to garmanma: thanks for the links i'll try them :inlove:

OK... results: nothing much fixed, still a bit of help, I have Sp3 RC2 so I can't do it with the recovery disk and if I uninstall it I downloaded expensive programs :flowers:, the file checker didn't say it needed the files does it say that? maybe it's part of the SP3 RC2 beta upgrade. :trumpet: please help :cool:

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:57 AM

An XP CD will allow you to repair some of the errors you are having.
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 05:51 AM

It's pretty obvious he doesn't have that. Yes, piracy is a crime and I don't participate in it but there are many countries around the world where piracy is business as usual and not really acknowledged as illegal. So you have to approach his problem from that perspective.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:46 AM

Most of the methods available to fix the system hinge on having a Windows XP CD;
SFC needs a CD
Repair install needs a CD
Recovery console needs a CD
Reformat and reinstalation needs a CD
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 10:04 AM

I know that, you know that and he knows that. He doesn't care. He figures he can do it anyway.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 05:14 PM

Sorry for the delay. So how do I repair with an recovery disc :thumbsup: Actually I do care :flowers:

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 05:28 PM

You could do a Repair instal

Or to use the Recovery console
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