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Repairing System Files


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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 06:30 PM

This was mentioned :thumbsup: in another post so will ask it here.

Is there a non-destructive way to repair System Files when I do not have an XP disk to insert when asked during scannow (Pre-installed OS)?

I am receiving the error message:
RTHDCPL.exe. Illegal system DLL relocation.
The system DLL user32.dll was relocated in memory. The application will not run properly.
The relocation occurred because the DLL C:\Windows\Sys32\HHCTRL.OCX occupied an address reserved for Windows system DLLs. The vendor supplying the DLL should be contacted dor a new DLL.

I am not sure of the vendor but suspect Kodak Easyshare Software as this has been implicated twice during problems. Now removed..

My Recovery program is on partition D:

At present, HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\SourcePath is set to c:\windows\.

If I change this to d:\windows would it do the trick? or is there another simpler way to do a non-destructive repair.

BTW: I have purchased Acronis TI v10 and a USB external SATA enclosure and am awaiting delivery of a SATA HDD so will be imaging my C: drive before attempting anything.

Thanks for any info.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 06:46 PM

The command sfc /scannow is non-destructive. It simple searches for bad files and correct them when possible.
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Posted 07 April 2007 - 06:47 PM

This should fix your error: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 08:05 PM

Thanks acklan. My problem was in it asking for the XP disk as the files on C: were corrupted.

John. Have installed that fix and the reboot went fine.
This has been bugging me for about two weeks now, so consider yourself thoroughly hugged :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 11:11 PM

Just ran sfc -scannow again and still get asked for the XP CD Posted Image

so my original question still applies???????? No CD!!

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 03:27 AM

sfc /scannow requires the CD. Any Windows XP cd should do. It checks the system files on C: against the originals on the CD, any discrepancies are corrected with the CD version (so you may need to reinstall some updates afterward)

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 03:33 AM

That's the problem though, don't have XP disks (OEM OS)

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 04:43 AM

Did your system come with a restore CD? Can you borrow a friend's CD?

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 05:01 AM

I have made the one allowable copy of the recovery partition D:.
The one time I had to use the ones I made for a previous machine, they did a clean install as soon as they were installed in the CD drive so you can understand my reluctance to try these until I have imaged the C: drive.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 05:12 AM

If you have a recovery partition, then I rescind my previous negative statement. Look Here for a method that should defaet the problem handily.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 05:48 AM

Thanks Amazing Andrew. That is what I printed off last week. It doesn't specifically say if you can use the recovery partition this way which is why I've been trying to get some opinions

Under WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\SourcePath, it is aimed at E:\i386 (my CD drive). Hence my question, do I aim it back at the possibly corrupted file at c:\windows? or is it safe to aim it at the recovery partition d:\windows, or d:\i386?

I just want to be positive before I do anything. Will probably wait until the C: drive is imaged, just to be on the safe side then I can safely do anything. But what do you reckon about the above?

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 03:25 PM

Try copying the D:\i386 to C:\i386 and pointing to that.




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