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here is it again -- i've posted it 3 times but its probably my fault lol

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Do you have your Original Microsoft XP Home disk?
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yeah sure do
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Then please do the following and let us know how it works.

Go Start and then to Run ("Start Search" in Vista),
Type in: sfc /scannow
Click OK (Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc does not find any errors in Windows XP, it will simply quit, without any message.
In Vista 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.

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!


Thanks to Broni for the instructions
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okay it says i have inserted the wrong cd but i currently have the xp install disk in my drive -- i will try method 2 :)
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i now im stupid but i don't have source path anywhere :) but i have also split my drives with partition magic8.0 so my pc thinks i have 4 seperate drives instead of one(problem?). please forgive 0' tech lord and place your glorious eye upon my screenshot.

ow and i also have daemon tools (problem?) avg reads it as a rootkit but i have been told to ignore that particular address

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Edited by spacecat, 08 August 2009 - 08:32 AM.

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Is your disk a full version, OEM version, Recovery disk or Retail disk
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i am pretty sure this is a full version ? i installed from the disk i have all the pakaging (the manual and that) how can I Tell?
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the memory overvoltage it says ''change the memory overvoltage value''


When you select Memory Overvoltage and hit Enter, what are the possible options? According to your motherboard's manual, the options should be 1.95V, 2.05V, 2.15V, 2.20V, 2.25V, 2.30V, 2.40V, and 2.50V. However, you say the value is at 1.82V.
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the possible options are

1.82v
1.87v
1.93v
2.00v
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pc just crashed from an 08e :)
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By now, you'd already have new RAM and running computer, but go on....
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well if the setting's are wrong -then it just might happen again!!!!!!?
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well if the setting's are wrong -then it just might happen again!!!!!!?

Exactly. We typically like to try every option first before we tell you to spend your (or your parents') hard-earned money.

Anyways, I would try raising the Memory Overvoltage one increment at a time, and then running memtest. If it still fails, raise Memory Overvoltage another increment, and keep doing so until it doesn't fail, or you've hit the maximum voltage allowed.
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it hasengt failed once wih BOTH ram chips in but it fails with onein -- do you want me to do it with one ram chip or 2
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