I believe you.
Let's try to run system file checker.
Go Start>Run ("Start Search" in Vista), type in:sfc /scannow
Click OK (hit Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc)
will find any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
won't find any errors in Windows XP, it'll simply quit, without any message.
In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".
Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS
folder. You'll see CBS.log
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it here: http://www.flyupload.com/
, and post download link.If you don't have Windows CD
(this applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc")Note
This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.
Go Start>Run, type in:regedit
Navigate to the following key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup
You will see various entries (Values
) on the right hand side.
The one we want is called: SourcePath
It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive,(usually D:) and that is why it is asking for the XP CD. All we need to do is change it to: C:
Now, double click the SourcePatch
setting and a new box will pop up.
Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
Close Registry Editor.
Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow