XP instalation repair

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    Mtefe

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    Hi,

    I have a pc with xp home edition 2002 service pack 3.

    I want execute the comand SFC /scannow in order to repair the windows files and all i get is a message asking for the cd of xp professional edition service pack 3.( strange....)

    I haven't the cd used in Instalation. I've tried with many cd's of xp, home and pro, i'vbe tried with i386 folder in pc, but it giver me always same error

    how can i solve this problem?


    Thank you
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    you can look in event viewer to see if any files tried to be changed. WFP (windows file protection) will stop any file from being changed.

    if you want to repair files, it would be best to run checkdisk with the /r parameter, preferably from the recovery console, but can be done from within windows:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265/en-us
    How to perform checkdisk

    if you do not have Recovery Console installed, then run from the start menu

    go to start, run, type in cmd

    in cmd type in chkdsk c: /r and press enter

    type Y for yes and press enter

    type exit and press enter

    restart pc, allow checkdisk to finish and run again

    this is a lengthy process depending on the size of your harddrive, the percentages will fluctuate, this is normal, you can view report in the event viewer.
    go to start>run> and type in eventvwr.msc, click on the applications directory, and in the right hand panel choose winlogon.

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    sfc scannow is not really necessary.
     
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    Mtefe

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    Hi Elizabeth23,

    I ran anti virus and I tried again. at this time i got it. its fine now.


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    Mtefe, Aug 2, 2015
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    Elizabeth23

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    okay.
     
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    I can't run the command SFC on my Xp, either. But you mention repairing Windows files; that command is CHKDSK.
    Open the Command prompt, type chkdsk /? and you will see a help screen, of sorts, for CHKDSK. The /? parameter is an undocumented parameter that works with many system commands that will show you how to use the different system commands.
    Hope this works. Let us know, either way.....
     
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