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):
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.
HP Pavilion a1412n
Windows XP Professional [Microsoft ® Windows XP ® (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_qfe]