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How to copy system files from XP CD to Windows?


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#1 Ricky606

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 11:18 PM

Hi !
I have a corrupt file in Windows XP Pro. Its in the i386\driver.cab
Can anyone please let me know how I can copy this file from my XP CD to Windows to overwrite the corrupt one?
what will be the command line in recovery console? will it be "expand" or "copy"?Thanks!

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 11:41 PM

If this corruption isn't too old you can try a System Restore to take this back prior to this problem. The restore points usually are only about two weeks.

Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore.

When this opens make sure that "Restore my computer to an earlier time" is chosen, and click on Next>.

The dates appearing in bold are the dates that you can restore to, click on the date that you want and then click Next> to start the System Restore. This may take a long time to complete, and when it is done it will restart your computer. When the computer restarts and you have logged on as the administrator a Restoration Complete page will appear, click on OK to complete the process.

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#3 Ricky606

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 12:01 AM

Thanks for your reply
I will try a system restore

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 10:43 AM

You can also try running sfc /scannow as it will check system files and what not.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 05:55 AM

Thanks "cryptodan" for your reply
i will try sfc /scannow from command prompt
Can you please tell me approximately how long will it take? I have a 320GB SATA hard disk installed, with the C drive on a 80GB partition.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 07:37 AM

Running sfc /scannow command...normally takes less time (on my systems) than an install of XP...30 mins at most.

LEARN how to use SFC.EXE (system file checker) - http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43051.html

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 11:21 AM

Thanks hamluis for the info

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:57 PM

done sfc /scannow with the XP CD and finishes at the command prompt doing nothing(normal)
so i guess this driver.cab file being corrupt may have been a false positive shown by boot time scan of Avast 5 anti virus

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 11:06 PM

Sounds like it to me.




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