No system restore
Posted 28 November 2010 - 04:05 AM
Posted 28 November 2010 - 05:02 AM
If it is not fixed, try a repair:
- Insert your Windows XP CD in your CD-ROM drive.
- Totally power down your PC (and wait about 10-15 seconds).
- Power up your PC and let it boot from the Windows XP CD.
(Note: If it doesn't boot from the CD, reset your BIOS to try and boot from CD first).
- In Windows Setup, go past the "C" and "R" repair options by pressing [Enter] just as if you were going to be doing a clean install.
- Eventually you'll get an option to "Repair an existing installation". That's the one you want.
(If it asks about formatting you've gone wrong, so start over).
When the repair is complete test to see if everything is working ok now.
After doing either, or both of these repairs, be sure to visit Windows Update and at the very least get all of the updates marked 'Critical'.
Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:14 AM
Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:18 AM
Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:36 AM
XP's SFC program was designed by the Microsoft Windows XP team specifically for figuring out which of the thousands of XP operating system files might be corrupt and then replaces them ... and all within a couple of minutes or so.
Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:46 AM
You need a CD of the same type as you have.
That is where we need to start.
Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:48 AM
In post #5 you said you did and it ask you for the CD.
Will i be able to access that from my computer?
Edited by SpywareDr, 28 November 2010 - 06:52 AM.
Posted 28 November 2010 - 08:18 AM
Posted 28 November 2010 - 08:45 AM
All info from the cd is stored in the I386 folder on the HD. Depending on the info that may be corrupted it may be possible to access that info from the folder on the HD> It is a few steps to tell the sfc to access the hd to try this method.
You might try this and see if it will work this way.
Go Start 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 again!
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