sfc /scannow troubles

  RobCharles1981 11:12 12 May 2008

Hi All

I'm wanting to do a sfc but for some reason its asking me to insert the disk all the time

"Insert your XP Professional Service Pack CD Now"

Followed the method below, still a bit confused.

click here

check my regedit out

click here



  birdface 12:15 12 May 2008

Have a look here see if it helps.click here

  RobCharles1981 12:29 12 May 2008

Cheers Ile keep you informed.

  Terry Brown 13:10 12 May 2008

It seems you may have a corrupted file, which is why it asking for the CD, and I presume the reason you want to run SFC.

You need the CD to enable any programs that need to be repaired, which if you bought a machine without a full version of XP, you have a problem.

You could try chkdsk /f which would check your Hard drive for errors.

can you explain what is the problem?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:16 12 May 2008

if preinstalled XP with recovery disk or no disks then here should be an i386 folder either on c:\ or c:\windows.

Use the info in the link provided by buteman to point sfc to the folder.

  RobCharles1981 15:50 12 May 2008

Hi All,


When I run the sfc /scannow its telling me

"Files that are required for Windows to Run Properly must be copied to the DLL Cache.

Insert the XP Professional SP3 CD Now


Its a retail copy I brought,I copied the i386 folder to drive C as in the link:

And changed the path to C:\ as in regedit:

See: click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:14 12 May 2008

reboot and retry

  Ditch999 16:19 12 May 2008

SP3 is the problem.. You need a slipstreamed XP CD which will include SP3 on it.

  RobCharles1981 16:34 12 May 2008

Fruit Bat

Nope its having other ideas still the same error.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:04 12 May 2008

shouldn't be SP3 I've just ran sfc ok without it pointing to the CD drive.

retry the regedit.


  RobCharles1981 18:22 12 May 2008

Nope it still insists on the disk when I changed the path to C:\ ??

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