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#1 empty_pockets

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 04:49 PM

Hi all.  I tried running sfc /scannow and when Windows File Protection needed a file, it gave this message:

 

"Insert your Windows XP Professeional Service Pack 3 CD now"

 

I didn't have one and didn't have access to one so I made a disk of "Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO - 9600 Image that I downloaded at Microsoft from a link provided at BleepingComputer, and it was refused at that point, giving the message:

 

"The CD you provided is the wrong CD.  Please insert the Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 CD into your CD-ROM"

 

I have scanned for malware/viruses with the following (all have the latest definitions):

     Avast Free

     AdwCleaner

     Malwarebytes Antimalware

     Spybot S&D

     Superantispyware

     Trendmicro Housecall

     Kaspersky Labs

     Windows Defender

     Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

I only found tracking cookies and a couple of PUPs.

 

Questions:  Would someone be so kind as to help me solve this problem?  Why won't this disk work?

 

I know it's an antiquated system, but up to now, it's been rock solid.  I'm moderately computer literate, but if things get technical, please give step by step instructions.  I can follow directions pretty well.  If I've forgotten any info, just let me know.

 

Thanks

 

HP Pavilion a1412n

Windows XP Professional [Microsoft ® Windows XP ® (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_qfe]

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 05:48 PM

Following may help:

 

How to perform a SFC -SCANNOW without the CD - TeachNovice Q&A - http://www.teachnovice.com/152/how-to-perform-a-sfc-scannow-without-the-cd

 

How to Run System File Checker (sfc -scannow) without a Windows XP disc - http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=3103.0

 

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 12:31 PM

Thanks for the reply hamluis.  I tried both links you provided.

 

In the 1st one, the DOS command given wouldn't work in an elevated cmd.

 

In the 2nd, (pointing the SourcePath to c:\) didn't work either.  I tried c:\I386 and that didn't work.  It was alredy set to c:\windows.

 

WFP still wants Win XP Pro SP3 disk.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 02:49 PM

Hi y'all.  I'm back--monitor went bad and had to get a new one.

 

I tried this just for giggles:

 

Changed SourcePath to f:\ (my CD drive) and WFP still wants the disk.

 

Any help will be appreciated



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 11:27 AM

Does anyone else have any suggestions I can try to solve this issue?  If not, I think I'll try a different forum.



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 11:36 AM

Does anyone else have any suggestions I can try to solve this issue?  If not, I think I'll try a different forum.

 
Some problems can't be resolved without the original Windows XP CD!
 
Try this maybe you have lucky and sfc finds the needed files...
 

Download the standalone windows XP SP3 package from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
and save it to your desktop.

Then extract the files from the package by going to Start -> Run and entering:

"%userprofile%\Desktop\WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe" -x:C:\xpsp3
This will place the service pack 3 updates to the i386 folder into your C drive under the folder "xpsp3".

You should then be able to point SFC at this folder for the files it can't find from your windows disk or i386 folder.

 


Thanks to Billy O'Neal for those instructions.


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Posted 09 January 2016 - 07:20 PM

Thanks for the suggestion SleepyDude.  For once, something worked--mostly.  SFC was almost done, but, then wanted Windows XP Professional CD2.  What the h***?  I had to skip 6 files at the very end because of this.  What's the deal with a CD2????



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 07:29 PM

My guess, looking at various examples of the same phenomenon, is that some system files are damaged beyond repair or on bad sectors..

 

I would try running the chkdsk /r command first...then run the sfc /scannow command.

 

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 07:31 PM

OK Louis.  Thanks.  I'll try that and post results tomorrow.  Time to put on the feed bag.



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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:21 AM

Thanks for the suggestion SleepyDude.  For once, something worked--mostly.  SFC was almost done, but, then wanted Windows XP Professional CD2.  What the h***?  I had to skip 6 files at the very end because of this.  What's the deal with a CD2????

 

Can you post the names of the files requested?


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