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Experiencing Some Trouble Using sfc /scannow

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#1 gamekeeper


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Posted 08 June 2008 - 04:55 PM

Hi all,
another newbie here. I havn't had time to look through all this site yet - but boy does it cover some great stuff.

I am also experiencing some trouble when trying to use sfc /scannow.

I already have "1386" on the C drive - but still get prompted for the disc.
My disc is XP Pro with SP2.

When I put it in I get the usual 'Auto run' list up:
Install XP
Learn more about Set-up
Install options
Check compatability
Perform Other Tasks

so I click the last one. I then get:

Set up remote connection
Set up home network
Transfer files
Browse CD
View notes
Install net frameworks.

This is where I get stuck.

If you have the time - Would you be kind enough to lead me through the route on the CD please ?

many thanks

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Edited by gamekeeper, 08 June 2008 - 04:58 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 08 June 2008 - 05:39 PM

When you insert the CD and the initial window for the contents comes up...just close it.

Leave the CD in the drive.

Start/Run...type sfc /scannow, hit OK.

You may be prompted to insert the CD (even though it's in the optical drive), if so, just hit the retry button of the dialog box.

You may be prompted only once, you may be prompted several times...apply same procedure each time.


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Posted 08 June 2008 - 05:43 PM


Did you already change the registry value to tell the SFC to find 1386 on your C: drive? If not then continue with Louis's suggestion. If so remember to change it back before proceeding with.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about refer to this page :thumbsup: .

With Regards,
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:11 AM

thanks folks:

I'll try that today thanks. Obviously when it asked for the CD I thought it actually needed it for safe files etc.

It's quite a while since I looked into this at all. When I first put 1386 on the C drive I did indeed alter the regestry to look for it. I could never get it to work - but left it there anyway.

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