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Ext User(Sean)
02-06-2007, 12:24 PM
Not long ago I found a Windows utility that scanned for missing Windows files
and replaces them from the Windows XP CD. I did not have the CD with me at
the time, but now I do. Unfortunately, I can't rememver what the utility was
called and how to open it (I remember I used the command line). Does anyone
know what the utility is and how to open it?

Ext User(peter)
02-06-2007, 01:34 PM
SFC...........system file checker
peter
"Sean" <Sean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:59518254-96A0-470F-9388-364FA5BC647D@microsoft.com...
> Not long ago I found a Windows utility that scanned for missing Windows
> files
> and replaces them from the Windows XP CD. I did not have the CD with me at
> the time, but now I do. Unfortunately, I can't rememver what the utility
> was
> called and how to open it (I remember I used the command line). Does
> anyone
> know what the utility is and how to open it?

Ext User(Elmo)
02-06-2007, 02:23 PM
Sean wrote:
> Not long ago I found a Windows utility that scanned for missing Windows files
> and replaces them from the Windows XP CD. I did not have the CD with me at
> the time, but now I do. Unfortunately, I can't remember what the utility was
> called and how to open it (I remember I used the command line.). Does anyone
> know what the utility is and how to open it?

Click Start, Run, type SFC /SCANNOW, click OK. If any files are damaged
or missing, they'll be replaced. You may need to reboot afterwards so
damaged files will be replaced.

--
Joe =o)

Ext User(Rhubarb)
02-06-2007, 05:13 PM
"Elmo" wrote:

> Sean wrote:
> > Not long ago I found a Windows utility that scanned for missing Windows files
> > and replaces them from the Windows XP CD. I did not have the CD with me at
> > the time, but now I do. Unfortunately, I can't remember what the utility was
> > called and how to open it (I remember I used the command line.). Does anyone
> > know what the utility is and how to open it?
>
> Click Start, Run, type SFC /SCANNOW, click OK. If any files are damaged
> or missing, they'll be replaced. You may need to reboot afterwards so
> damaged files will be replaced.
>
> --
> Joe =o)
> SFC insists I am inserting the wrong CD, even though it is the original XP CD





the machine is running with service packs installed and the latest .net
framework.
Previously, Windows said I cannot reinstall over the top using this CD
because files on my puter are newer than the files on the CD. I suspect that
is because of the new .net framework. End result is that the CD tools are now
useless. Is there a way around this short of FDisk, which wouldn't work
anyway because hardware configs have changed since the original install?

Ext User(Rhubarb)
02-06-2007, 05:13 PM
SFC insists I am inserting the wrong CD, even though it is the original XP
CD





the machine is running with service packs installed and the latest .net
framework.
Previously, Windows said I cannot reinstall over the top using this CD
because files on my puter are newer than the files on the CD. I suspect that
is because of the new .net framework. End result is that the CD tools are now
useless. Is there a way around this short of FDisk, which wouldn't work
anyway because hardware configs have changed since the original install?
> Click Start, Run, type SFC /SCANNOW, click OK. If any files are damaged
> or missing, they'll be replaced. You may need to reboot afterwards so
> damaged files will be replaced.
>
> --
> Joe =o)
>

Ext User(Rhubarb)
02-06-2007, 05:23 PM
SFC insists I am inserting the wrong CD, even though it is the original XP
CD





the machine is running with service packs installed and the latest .net
framework.
Previously, Windows said I cannot reinstall over the top using this CD
because files on my puter are newer than the files on the CD. I suspect that
is because of the new .net framework. End result is that the CD tools are now
useless. Is there a way around this short of FDisk, which wouldn't work
anyway because hardware configs have changed since the original install?

Ext User(Rhubarb)
02-06-2007, 05:23 PM
SFC insists I am inserting the wrong CD, even though it is the original XP
CD





the machine is running with service packs installed and the latest .net
framework.
Previously, Windows said I cannot reinstall over the top using this CD
because files on my puter are newer than the files on the CD. I suspect that
is because of the new .net framework. End result is that the CD tools are now
useless. Is there a way around this short of FDisk, which wouldn't work
anyway because hardware configs have changed since the original install?

Ext User(DL)
02-06-2007, 08:13 PM
You need a slipstreamed winxp cd containg the latest service pack

Start with google

"Rhubarb" <Rhubarb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F268119C-3591-4A43-85F2-92B9AD64ADD1@microsoft.com...
>
>
> SFC insists I am inserting the wrong CD, even though it is the original
XP
> CD
>
>
>
>
>
> the machine is running with service packs installed and the latest .net
> framework.
> Previously, Windows said I cannot reinstall over the top using this CD
> because files on my puter are newer than the files on the CD. I suspect
that
> is because of the new .net framework. End result is that the CD tools are
now
> useless. Is there a way around this short of FDisk, which wouldn't work
> anyway because hardware configs have changed since the original install?

Ext User(Rhubarb)
03-06-2007, 06:19 AM
Thanks! Google revealed a site called XP Elder Geek that tells me more than I
would ever want to know...lol
bye

"DL" wrote:

> You need a slipstreamed winxp cd containg the latest service pack
>
> Start with google
<snip

Ext User(Patrick Keenan)
04-06-2007, 09:24 AM
"Rhubarb" <Rhubarb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:09163732-C286-473D-AF74-2505E1351F55@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Elmo" wrote:
>
>> Sean wrote:
>> > Not long ago I found a Windows utility that scanned for missing Windows
>> > files
>> > and replaces them from the Windows XP CD. I did not have the CD with me
>> > at
>> > the time, but now I do. Unfortunately, I can't remember what the
>> > utility was
>> > called and how to open it (I remember I used the command line.). Does
>> > anyone
>> > know what the utility is and how to open it?
>>
>> Click Start, Run, type SFC /SCANNOW, click OK. If any files are damaged
>> or missing, they'll be replaced. You may need to reboot afterwards so
>> damaged files will be replaced.
>>
>> --
>> Joe =o)
>> SFC insists I am inserting the wrong CD, even though it is the original
>> XP CD
>
>
>
>
>
> the machine is running with service packs installed and the latest .net
> framework.
> Previously, Windows said I cannot reinstall over the top using this CD
> because files on my puter are newer than the files on the CD. I suspect
> that
> is because of the new .net framework. End result is that the CD tools are
> now
> useless. Is there a way around this short of FDisk, which wouldn't work
> anyway because hardware configs have changed since the original install?

It's actually more likely because your system has SP2 and the original
install CD doesn't. Unless your system is a Dell, and they may have
changed their practice, you can make an updated CD that does have SP2.
This is called slipstreaming. It works great, unless the manufacturer
applied other updates to the install image.

Download the entire SP2 file, 260 meg, and a program called Autostreamer.
Use Autostreamer to create a new CD image based on your CD and the SP2
executable. Burn that to CD, and run the repair install or SFC.

At the end, you will probably have to re-download and install other updates.

Autostreamer:
http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=223562
http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/using_autostreamer/using_autostreamer.shtml

SP2:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/winxpsp2.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en

HTH
-pk

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