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#1 r_parker

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 01:20 PM

Greetings, About two years ago my neighbor who was an IT Manager and has since moved took me thru a procedure to replace deleted files on my Computer.I have the XP CD for my Computer, which it requested and then it replaced several of my files that were missing.I have that problem once again so would any one be able to shed some light on this, as a step by step, or direct me to another Tech forum or the name of this procedure? Thanks to all

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 01:37 PM

Sounds like you are wanting to do a Sysytem File Check aka an sfc /scannow procedure. Take a look at this link. Remember to do your XP updates afterwards in case any updates/hotfixes were overwritten with the procedure.

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#3 r_parker

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 04:03 PM

Animal, Thanx for your reply. However i have run "sfc /scannow" several times and this is not the same procedure that my friend took me thru. The Computer is still sluggish and i still believe i am missing some files. Thanx again.

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:14 PM

Give us a better description of the procedure you used before, and include as many details about it as you can remember no matter how irrelevant they may be. Also tell us more about the problem you're having.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 08:16 AM

Peter, It's been two years and all that i can remember was that i was typing in things as we went along.
He was at work so we moved along diligently. I do know that part way into the procedure the Computer ask ed to insert the XP CD, and after everything finished, a box popped up stating that it had replaced several files. Sorry i couldn,t be more helpful.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 12:04 PM

Peter, It's been two years and all that i can remember was that i was typing in things as we went along.
He was at work so we moved along diligently. I do know that part way into the procedure the Computer ask ed to insert the XP CD, and after everything finished, a box popped up stating that it had replaced several files. Sorry i couldn,t be more helpful.


When running sfc /scannow it will ask for the WinXP CD if any of the operating system's files are missing or corrupt. If it didn't ask for the CD then the files you suspect are missing are not associated with the OS.

What files do you suspect were deleted?
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Posted 08 January 2007 - 02:30 PM

Possibly Dll,s but not sure.The sfc did ask for the Cd to build a dll cache, however it did not notify me if files were replaced.




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