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Just cleared my system of Malware, Windows still keeps freezing up


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Is the XP cd the same type that is installed on your system?
Home
Pro
Media Center
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Is it a OEM or a Retail cd?
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It's Windows XP Professional with a copper irridescent pattern. Version 2002.

I tried changing D: to C: in regedit, but it was already set to C:

sfc /scannow still asks for the Windows XP SP3 CD. Do I need to make my own SP3 CD?
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I am currently trying to make an xp slipstream CD...but of course am having problems.

- First I moved all the files from the orginal XP professional CD to the C: directory under a folder named XP.

- Next I downloaded the XP service pack 3 into an XP-SP3 folder in the C: directory.

- I tried to integrate using this command by clicking on run from the start menu:

c:\sp3\WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU /integrate:c:\xp

It keeps giving me an error message though :)
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sorry, correction I was using the command:

c:\xp-sp3\WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU /integrate:c:\xp

still no luck. I tried redownloading all the files from the cd onto C:\xp

still cant run sfc \scannow without the windows xp sp3 cd
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Have you tried to do SFC /SCANNOW this way?

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 and then Run
type in regedit and 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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yes its still asking for the sp3 cd :)
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Ok there is another way to do this.
You can do a parallel installation of XP and then copy all your data over.
You will probably have to reinstall the programs

Also go HERE to read how to create a slipstream disk with step by step instructions and pictures showing you everything. :)
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I think that the problem was I was trying to use the Windows CD that came with my dell computer to slipstream...apparently its just a recovery disk?

Sooooooooooo...because my computer came with windows preinstalled, there's no way to create a slipstreamed cd I take it?

Do you think its going to be necessary to completely reinstall windows?
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Yep recovery cd's will not allow for slipstreaming.
Being then this is a Dell system from what you have said.
Then our options are going to be limited.
Try this and let me know what options you are given before proceeding.

Reboot the system and at the Dell Splash Screen
Press and hold the CRTL + F11 keys at the same time.
Release and It should go into the recovery partition
When this shows DO NOT press anything before letting me know what options it gives you.
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