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SFC error windows xp

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#1 Tacotardis42


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Posted 16 February 2016 - 06:24 PM

Hello all! I am having problems with my Windows XP computer, when I run system file check, it reports errors. Simple enough. However, I cannot fix them because I need the windows cd, and I can't find my cd right now (I just moved and things are always getting lost) and my cd reading driver is bust, and I suspect the hardware is too. An example of the error (as seen in event viewer) is


"Windows File Protection scan found that the system file c:\windows\system32\oembios.bin has a bad signature. This file was restored to the original version to maintain system stability.  The file version of the system file is"

followed by

"The protected system file c:\windows\system32\oembios.bin could not be restored to its original, valid version. The file version of the bad file is  The specific error code is 0x800b0100 [No signature was present in the subject.]."

Any ideas how I can fix this? I tried SFCFix by niemro and I'm getting an "Entry Point Not Found" error. My only idea is to run a file system scan at startup to fix problems, which I will do as soon as I finish writing this. Thanks in advance!

Edited by Tacotardis42, 16 February 2016 - 06:34 PM.

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#2 pcpunk


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 09:29 PM

I can't help with fixing that, but since no one has replied, I will suggest installing a linux OS and be done with it.  That is unless you need XP, then I think it is worth while to find yourself a Recovery Set that is made for that computer on Ebay.  You can take a look at this bc Thread.  Don't hesitate to ask questions before attempting this and make sure to have a system image and or all your important data backed up: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/577719/never-tried-linux-before-read-this/


If you run sfc /scannow you will need a disk from what I remember with XP.


Here is the Linux Forum, and there are tutorials at the top of the page.


Edited by pcpunk, 28 February 2016 - 09:30 PM.


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#3 hamluis



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 01:21 PM

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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