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This week my Compaq Presaeio SR1923wm started acting weird. I had downloaded Super AntiSpyware Professional trial version. When it ran out I remover it and downloaded Super Antispyware free version. When I tried to update it I received a message, Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library, Buffer Overrun detected. Since then I have received other messages when trying to load games and other things. Media Center Host Modules has encountered a problem and needs to close. Send error report or don"t send. It does the same with Real Arcade, Amazing Adventures, Collapse and others. I have removed Real Arcade and others and reloaded. I have scanned with Super Antispyware, Avast AntiVirus and Malwarebytes Anti Malware and found nothing. Still when I try to load Real Arcade I get the error sign, with send or don't send, and the sigh freezes on the monitor. I have to restart to clear the monitor. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. I have done disc cleanup, defrag and everything I could yhink of.
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System Restore?
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I have done System Restore several times and still the same thing. Several weeks back I changed from IE to Firefox, could this cause my trouble?
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No.

Go Start>Run ("Start Search" in Vista), type in:
sfc /scannow
Click OK (hold CTRL, and SHIFT, 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.
If sfc won't find any errors in Windows XP, it'll simply quit, without any message.
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I have Windows XP and when I type in sfc/scannow I get the message Windows can't find sfc/scannow.
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There is a space after "sfc".
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My comps had no Windows CD/DVD with them everything was already loaded. The only thing I have is the recovery DVD I burned from the comp.
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There is no guarantee, the below will work, but you can give it a shot...

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
Click OK.

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 again!
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I went to Southpath, it is already on C;/ Windows.
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Then run sfc /scannow.
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I have tried all morning, still wants a cd/dvd to run.
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In this case, try to find someone with an XP CD you can borrow. The fact that sfc asks for a CD is because you have some missing or corrupt system files.
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Now we know, there are some issues there.
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