OK do you have your installation disk?
Follow the next steps and we can see if this will fix the problem. I am including both with and without the XP cdrom instructions.
Let me know what the results are.
and then to Run
("Start Search" in Vista),
Type in: sfc /scannow
(Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc)
finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
does not find any errors in Windows XP,
it will simply quit, without any message.
you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".
For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS
folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it to Flyupload
, 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.
and then Run
type in regedit
and click OK
Navigate to the following key:
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