Edited by Don'tcompute, 30 December 2007 - 11:51 PM.
Okay, I can get System File Checker to run after rebooting, but...
Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:49 PM
Posted 31 December 2007 - 02:48 PM
You can also try running it from your hard drive if you want to take the time to set it up.
Copy the entire I386 directory from the XP Install CD to the root of your boot drive (usually C:). You can do this from windows Explorer. Then copy the following data into Notepad and save it as "RunSFCFromHD.reg" to your Desktop or wherever you want to save it (enclose in double quotes when saving from Notepad, that way .txt doesn't get tacked onto the end of it).
[codebox]Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Right click on RunSFCFromHD.reg and select Merge. This will update the registry entries to point to C:\I386 on your hard drive for things like SFC or Windows File Protection. If you boot from a drive other than C:, change the above as needed.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 03:25 PM
Oh yeah, my laptop already came with a copy of the XP CD on the harddrive, so this should be easy.
Edited by Don'tcompute, 31 December 2007 - 03:27 PM.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 03:31 PM
Posted 31 December 2007 - 04:25 PM
One thing I did not mention and should have is to make a backup of the registry first. The best tool around to do this is ERUNT. When you install it, allow it to place an entry in Startup, that way every time you boot it will backup the registry. By default it keeps up to 30 days worth. It's a great program and has little or no impact on boot times.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 04:51 PM
The only way I can get it to show up (for about 10 seconds!) is if I use the command prompt and type sfc /scanonce so that it will start on reboot.
And I already had a back-up of my registry, just so you know.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 05:12 PM
See what errors display at the bottom. SFC works on my system and when I run Dependency Walker against sfc.exe, the only error I get is:
Warning: At least one module has an unresolved import due to a missing export function in a delay-load dependent module.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 06:01 PM
Posted 31 December 2007 - 06:29 PM
Posted 31 December 2007 - 06:35 PM
You can use the expand command from a command prompt to extract it from the CD and put it where it belongs. Enter expand /? for usage info.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 06:49 PM
And I'll try that, thanks.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 06:58 PM
They are all in the \I386 directory on the CD and all go in C:\Windows\system32.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 07:01 PM
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Posted 31 December 2007 - 07:12 PM
By the way, I don't have a XP CD, only the copy on my harddrive, but I cant find any SFC files in there, I use the search function to search withen the I386 folder, but no results.
Oh yeah, I did a full scan today (Norton), no viruses.
Edited by Don'tcompute, 31 December 2007 - 07:16 PM.
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