bad systems.ini for windows sidebar no visualizations wmp
Posted 23 December 2008 - 10:38 AM
Posted 23 December 2008 - 01:09 PM
Windows Protection Files are usually stored in:C:WINDOWS/System32/Dllcache
C: in most cases is the root drive...yours may be different...
The dllcache folder is extremely important so Windows XP hides it from you...
click on... My Computer ... Tools .. Folder Options ... View ...
uncheck.... Hide protected operating system files....
There is normally no need for the original XP CD to be inserted as your computer has a copy it can get hold of in this cache.
if the Dllcache folder or part of it has become corrupted then you will be prompted for the XP CD ... so your computer can get a clean copy...
not ALL installations of Windows XP have ALL the system files cached into this folder... You may only have around 25-50MB of files in this folder under Windows XP depending on the settings in the registry.
note ...mine has 433MB in it
HOW TO WORK AROUND THIS
borrow a friend or coworkers retail copy of xp...it has to be the same version that you have installed... either home or pro ..or have them put a copy of the I386 folder on a cd for you ...then proceed to Step 1
As well as having a cache of all the system files on your PC, you should have the I386 folder from the XP CD installed on your hard drive. After doing this, it is quite simple to modify the registry to tell it the source path for these files.
This prevents 99% of requests for the the XP CD with Windows File Protection and the I386 folder also contains many other files that are sometimes needed by the operating system and this stops those requests for the XP CD...
HOW TO PUT I386 ON YOUR ROOT DRIVE:
Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:45 AM
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