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Corrupt XP proffesional with service pack 3


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#1 marron2

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 10:22 AM

Hi to all.

Before we continue,just visit this link and read up on whats happening to now.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/612536/need-some-help-with-very-sick-computer/page-3

 

 

 

 

For some reason, I get all the time Access denied Erro 5 warnings even in Safe mode. All log on passwords seems to be ADMINISTRATOR STATUS. I get the feeling somehow much deeper in the root or directory(do not know as I am not IT clever), is something either disable or corrupt.

 

I cannot run any of the downloads,not in normal mode,not in save mode. I can work in both.

Also,it seem due to this,the office package is not working either. I cannot send mail in HTML mode,only in plain text. Cannot open any attachment in mail,or word. Also stored files cannot be opened in word. Back to the access issue. Seems the errors all link to files that cannot be accessed.

 

I really appreciate help.

 

The original cd Ive got has got only service pack 2 on. So, I am scared to use it.

 

Thank you so much.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 06 May 2016 - 11:56 AM

You can slipstream SP3 into your SP2 install disk using AutoStreamer. Burn the iso file using a program similar to Imgburn and then run. On a Windows 7 and later computer you can right click the iso and select Burn Disk Image.

 

sfc /scannow in an admin command prompt. 

 

Microsoft no longer has the SP3 download available but you can get it from here.

 

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/microsoft_windows_xp_service_pack_3.html

 

And AutoStreamer. 

 

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/autostreamer.html

 

If sfc /scannow does not solve the problem you can do a Repair Install using the XP SP3 install disk

 

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

 

If the computer is an OEM and it has a recovery partition you can do a factory reset but you first need to backup your data and any programs installed after purchase would need to be reinstalled. 

 

What is the make and model of the computer? How much RAM does it have? Is this computer only used for basic browsing and email with some office? Are there any critical programs you need to run on the computer?



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Posted 06 May 2016 - 12:38 PM

Ok, thank you for the info. Now my part. I am not too clued up in computers. So can we take it little slower.

 

My mails and all is important to me. I copied most of my business stuff onto a mem stick.

The computer is used for my business. yes, I know, its old and XP too. But funds is limited due to some personal factors.

 

The computer is mostly for mail and then office forms a important part. Both of which is not working too well at the moment.

 

It is a desk top unit. 2 gig ram.

 

Can I first run scannow and let us see what it brgings up. ?


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 01:02 PM

You can run sfc /scannow but if it asks for the install disk you will not be able to use your SP2 install disk. All these access denied errors are usually due to permissions errors or a bad file system.

 

There is a Windows All in One Repair Tool that would reset your registry and file permissions but I would not do that until you try sfc /scannow using a SP3 install disk.

 

Have you tried creating a new user account and see if the problem continues?

 

As you probably now know, there are no longer any Security Updates for XP and there are known security issues that malware will use to compromise the computer. I don't recommend you do any banking or internet purchases with this computer.

 

I wanted to know what programs you ran as it would be possible to install the latest linux distro that is more secure. There are equivalent linux programs such as Libre Office that would replace Microsoft Office.

 

Edit: What do you use for an email client, Outlook Express?


Edited by JohnC_21, 06 May 2016 - 01:09 PM.


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 02:37 PM

Hi, I tried to create another account, and it seem that all nothing work. I can log in the computer with no problem.

 

No,do not do any banking or purchases on it. I use office 2003 here. It is sort of the first computor when I started my new business. Was planned to replace it when all is well again.

 

I use office outlook.

 

For now If I can just get this computer running for amonth or so,then I,w be fine and can get a new one.

 

If you can talk me through the process of streaming and all that, I should be able to create that disk. (lets cross fingers)

Thank you for your time so far. Much appreciated.



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Posted 06 May 2016 - 03:01 PM

You first need to download XP SP3 and AutoStreamer in the links I provided in post #2. You will need your XP SP2 install disk. You will be able to do this on another computer with XP , Vista, or Windows 7.

 

Here is a step by step guide on installing AutoStreamers. Use the SP3 file you downloaded. Clicking on the images will give you a larger version. You want to select use my original Windows CD and click next. Here is a video showing how to use it.

 

When done you should have an iso file of XP SP3. You would then burn the iso file to CD using Imgburn. Here is a guide on writing the iso to a CD. I would use a write speed of no faster than 4X on the disk.

 

Post any questions you may have.

 

 



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Posted 06 May 2016 - 03:32 PM

removed by author...seemed superfluous to what JohnC had wonderfully suggested. If you have trouble with Autostreamer, you can try the alternate, nlite, though I find it a bit harder to use initially. http://pagestart.com/slipstreamsp3.html


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 03:51 PM

You can slipstream SP3 into your SP2 install disk using AutoStreamer. Burn the iso file using a program similar to Imgburn and then run. On a Windows 7 and later computer you can right click the iso and select Burn Disk Image.

 

sfc /scannow in an admin command prompt. 

 

Microsoft no longer has the SP3 download available but you can get it from here.

 

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/microsoft_windows_xp_service_pack_3.html

 

And AutoStreamer. 

 

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/autostreamer.html

 

If sfc /scannow does not solve the problem you can do a Repair Install using the XP SP3 install disk

 

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

 

If the computer is an OEM and it has a recovery partition you can do a factory reset but you first need to backup your data and any programs installed after purchase would need to be reinstalled. 

 

What is the make and model of the computer? How much RAM does it have? Is this computer only used for basic browsing and email with some office? Are there any critical programs you need to run on the computer?

 

Just so you are all aware, and for future visitors to this thread, dead Microsoft links can always be accessed by using the Internet Archive aka Wayback machine.

 

This ensures 1) that links will remain active for years to come, and 2) that questionable files (viruses) are not being downloaded.

 

To access the Microsoft downloads, one simply has to paste the original links into the archive.

 

The original link for SP3 was http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/3/0/d30e32d8-418a-469d-b600-f32ce3edf42d/WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe

 

The archived link is https://web.archive.org/web/20140119014510/http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/3/0/d30e32d8-418a-469d-b600-f32ce3edf42d/WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe but there are multiple dates available in case one server happens to be down:

 

https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/3/0/d30e32d8-418a-469d-b600-f32ce3edf42d/WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe

 

I went into great detail and provided the other Windows XP and 2000 service packs here, including Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8:

 

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/175162-microsoft-deleted-xpsp32000sp4-links/?do=findComment&comment=1118032


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 03:55 PM

Thanks sdfox 7, I use Wayback machine quite a bit. Completely missed that I could use it for getting Microsoft downloads. And thanks for the links.



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 11:22 AM

Hello,was just not feeling very well,but all ok now. Will do this tonight and give you report. Thanksa for all the help so far.

I am reading up also to just get my knowlegde little bit up to date with all this stuff.

 

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 03:22 PM

Hi,

I tried to download Autostreamer. It open in a bunch of files not as a program. Any advice.?

Thank You



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 04:34 PM

Autostreamer installs. You should now have an Autostreamer program shown in Start > Programs.



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 05:26 PM

I downloaded sp 3, Imgburn but battle with Autostreamer. The link mentioned download afile of about 512 kb, but then it shows up in diffrent files as its a zip file. Nopthing in programs. Maybe I,m just stupid here.



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 05:32 PM

Ok,I tried to download it from another site and it worked. Hope it is the right one. Will carry on tomorrow,as its quite late here.

 

Thank You again.

 

I am using a friend,s laptop. There is eset on,registered version. It did not stop me from downloading this. Is it normal.?



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 05:33 PM

Ok,,last question. Can I create a new foler on the desptop where the file can be saved once autostreamer finish it. That is now the file that contain all info and needs to be cut to disk that will be the new xp boot disk, if I can call it so. ?






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