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Problems running System File Checker with xp service pack 3


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#1 Darin A

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 12:43 AM

Ok I am rying to get my computer to speed up. I am following the instructions in low Computerbrowser? Check Here First: It May Not Be Malware and I have it a snag. While tring to run System File Checker I get the message "Pleaseinsert the Widows XP Home Edition ServicePack 3 CD into your CD-ROM drive." I have tryed the Windows XP with service pack 2 cd that came with the computer and it gives the message "The CD you provided ithe wrong CD." I have downloaded SP 3 since I have had this laptop.

I really think I may have some corrupt files since not all programs look riht and most things take 15 minutes to load. I have tryed the work around listed with no luck. Can anyone help?

It is a Dell B130 Laptop with a Intel Celeron M processor and 1 gig of RAM.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 01:11 AM

You can make your own XP SP3 disk following the directions given here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/slipstreaming-windows-xp-to-create-bootable-cd/
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 01:43 AM

You can make your own XP SP3 disk following the directions given here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/slipstreaming-windows-xp-to-create-bootable-cd/


That says you must have "1.An existing copy of Windows XP home, Professional, or Media Center. Unfortunately, for this step you can not use an OEM CD provided by your computer manufacturer (Dell, HP, etc)."

The OEM CD is all I have. Is there another way around it or am I out of luck running SFC?

Edited by Darin A, 04 March 2010 - 01:43 AM.


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Posted 04 March 2010 - 06:39 AM

Don't know if it will help, but did you run chkdsk/r before running sfc /scannow?

I have a laptop and my XP is on D drive, I don't have a disk, and when I run sfc it never asks for the disk. It came with XP SP2 but I've put on SP3 and sfc runs on it. So, I hoping maybe a chkdsk/r or /f will help... :thumbsup:
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:28 PM

I'm not sure if it will work but you can get SFC to look in the C:\i386 directory as explained here:

How to Use SFC.EXE to Repair System Files
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