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I take it your system came pre-installed with the OS so you don't have a Genuine Microsoft XP cd?
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Correct.
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Ok then this next step may or may not work.


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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I am using Comodo anti virus, its free version really works well.

Edited by rosscberg, 05 November 2009 - 06:13 AM.

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I went into regedit and checked the file path. It was already set to C:, but then when I ran sfc /scannow it kept asking for the CD. :)
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Then there is problems with the System Files.
You are going to need a XP full version disk to do this.
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Hmmm... I'm not sure how this happened, but I restarted my computer today and now the keyboard works. I'll keep you updated to see if it continues to function and I'll see if I can find the XP CD.
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Could have been a hiccup in the system. It happens sometimes.
I'm glad to see everything is working fine now. :)
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