Hmm... Back at the command prompt again, try typing: dir c:\windows\system32\secedit.*
it should find one file SeCEdit.exe
If the "SeCEdit.exe" file is there, you should be able to, from the command prompt, CD C:\Windows\Security
and then replace the command:secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose
with:c:\windows\system32\secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose
It shouldn't be necessary to do the above as the "system32" folder is in the path but stranger things have happened.
If "SecEdit.exe" isn't found in the "C:\WINDOWS\system32" folder try doing a "Windows Search" on "secedit.*
". Make sure you put a check mark in the "Advanced Options" box under the "Search Options <<" section, and that the 3 boxes "Search system folder", "Search hidden files and folders" and "Search Subfolders" are checked too.
Alternatively you could try searching for it using "Everything" from Voidtools
. If the "secedit.exe" file can't be found, do you have your Windows install, or re-install CD? Hopefully it can be found there.
That seems like a rather long PATH to me, and not sure whyC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;
andC:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\
are in there twice.
Edit: Missed it in your first post, that you have the XP(sp2) disc. What's the error message when you try to access the disc? Can you try to access the XP disc on another computer? All you're wanting to do is grab that "secedit.exe" file and put it on a usbstick so you can transfer it to your computer. Don't think it makes a difference that you've upgraded to SP3.
Edited by FlannelBack, 29 January 2011 - 02:59 PM.