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SFC.EXE /SCANNOW problem. I need help.


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#1 Konadan

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:41 PM

I have a Dell XPS M1710 Inspiron 9700. I have XP SP3 installed; 2 gig RAM.

SFC.EXE /SCANNOW keeps asking me to put my xp pro disk SP3 in; so, it can copy files to the dll cache. When I run SFC.EXE /SCANNOW with the installation CD (SP2), it asks me to put in XP Pro CD 2.

I don't have either of these disks.

I have 5 dll's that need to be replaced. I suspect these are SP3 files that are missing or corrupted.

I don't know how to ID them or what to do. Please help.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:51 PM

Running sfc /scannow...requires that the CD used be the same SP as the system currently reflects, AFAIK. Of couse, I don't have any Dell systems, only self-built and I have MS Genuine install CDs.

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

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:01 PM

Thanks Louis for your prompt reply. I read the instructions, it talks about SP2 not SP3 (does it matter?), and it's confusing. And I'm afraid if I did something wrong, I would make things worse.

My C: has I386 and i386. The instructions talked about coping i386, and pasting it on the C: Won't this overwrite itself? I've seen other instructions talk about I386. Which one is the right one?

Is there another way, that's less confusing? Is there a way to get a SP3 download? Or identifying the missing files, and getting replacements?

Edited by Konadan, 09 November 2011 - 03:01 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:13 PM

It's not my tutorial...and I always use the CD which corresponds to having SP3 installed on XP...so I can't really tell you much more than how I run the sfc /scannow command.

You also have a Dell system...so I would look to Dell for advice/suggestions on trying to run that particular command.

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&l=en&s=gen&docid=DSN_155512&isLegacy=true

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:25 PM

Hi - Just a quick extra item -
Slipstream XP SP2 to XP SP3 from Paul Thurrott (some expert) -

Regards -
EDIT -
Follow hamluis first, and this is an extra -

Edited by noknojon, 09 November 2011 - 03:26 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:03 PM

Thanks for all your replies...I am totally snowed and confused. Here's to all who died waiting for the snow plow to come...

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 02:19 AM

I figured out how to add the two files together (Slipstream), but it didn't help in getting the missing files that sfc.exe wanted. So, I re-installed the XP OS and downloaded all the updates. And, now, my PC is as good as new. In fact, it may be better!!!

I recommend this approach instead of the band-aid approach of fixing by replacing files. Let's face it. The OS is going to get corrupted, over time, no matter how careful you are. So, it's better to re-install, periodically. Cheers to all that helped. This issued is closed.

Edited by Konadan, 27 November 2011 - 03:04 AM.


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Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:12 PM

Can you give us a little more information about exactly what the problem is and what dlls need to be replaced any why?
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 05:47 PM

SFC doesn't tell you want files it needs. The problem is fixed. I re-installed XP. Thanks for your interest. :-)




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