Use the tip on this page ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=368666
) Start where it says "To fix the problem when you only have a restore CD..."
You'll copy your i386 directory from the slipstreamed CD to the root of your C: drive (ie C:\i386), then you'll modify the registry to point to this as the "Source" using the directions on the above page.
FWIW - I tried to copy it to C:\Windows on a eMachines yesterday, and I found a copy there already. Copying it to C:\ and modifying the registry allowed me to successfully finish the SFC.EXE /SCANNOW command.
Finally, the above command will only replace corrupted/changed system files. I'd suggest a visit to Windows Update as soon as you're done. And, if the problem doesn't exist in the protected system files, then you'll have to proceed with further troubleshooting.
The reason that I mention this is that it can take a long while to fix all this stuff - so you may want to consider trying a repair install of XP. This will leave your programs and data intact, and will "re-initialize" the XP operating system. 2 drawbacks to this are:
1) if the problem doesn't exist in the areas that a repair install fixes - if so, you'll still have the problems.
2) there's about 100 Windows Updates that you'll have to sit through in order to bring the system back up to date.
If you're interested in the repair install, and you have IE7 installed, read this link first: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917964
Then, here's the link to the repair install: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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