Posted 25 February 2010 - 05:44 PM
That's normal. Media Center Edition is XP Pro offspring, so the message is correct.
I knew, you'd run into this issue, but I simply wanted to know, if "sfc" will ask for a CD - means, it discovered some corrupted files.
Now, you have a problem...
Troubleshooting-wise, Media Center Edition is the most horrible Windows version ever made.
Here is why...
To run "sfc", or Windows repair on any Windows version, you need matching CD, Home for Home, Pro for Pro, etc.
On a top of it, if your computer has SP2, for instance, installed, you need Windows CD with SP2 on it.
In case of Home and Pro, even if you have just straight Windows XP CD, there is no issue, because you can easy make new Windows CD with appropriate Service Pack by slipstreaming service pack into CD.
Now, for some reason, know only to Bill, in case of Media Center Edition (which technically is an offspring of XP Pro), you can't slipstream any service pack to make a new CD.
So, in your case, to run "sfc" successfully, you would have to have Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3 CD.
I doubt, you can find it anywhere.
Reinstalling Windows may be your only option.
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