Missing setup from this registry string HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersio

  rizlo29 21:58 23 Nov 2012

Apparently, I can use a folder called 1386 to mend my XP....but going through this tutorial below....i don't have the last Key? ...............

"Step 1. If the folder does not exist then you can make one: You will need to get your XP CD and locate the folder called i386 (I386) This is a major folder and should be one of the first you see, now copy this onto your hard drive into the system root. For most of you that is going to be C:\ so you should end up with a folder that looks like: C:\I386

Step 2. NOTE: Carrying out this operation may entail altering the registry, so you should "Back it up" first. From the Start Menu select "Run..." type "regedit" (without the " " quotes)

Now you will need to tell your computer you now have the files on your PC. We do this is the registry by navigating to:

HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Setup

You will now see various entries here on the right hand side. The one we want is called: "SourcePath"

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, and that is why it's asking for the XP CD. All we need to do is change it to: C:\

Simply double click the SourcePath setting and a new box will pop up allowing you to make the change.

Now restart your computer and try "sfc /scannow" again!

A more comprehensive and detailed explanation can be found here: http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html"

  northumbria61 22:50 23 Nov 2012

Why have you created another Post? -very confusing. Anybody seeing this here for the first time will be asking what the query is. As it is I contributed to your original so I know what you are on about. I think you should have added this to your original post.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:01 23 Nov 2012
  1. do you have an i386 folder on your machine? it will either be c:\i386 or c:\windows\i386

  2. you can reinstall windows from the i386 folder (if you can run .exe files)

Start -run - type c:\i386\winnt32.exe /unattend

or c:\windows\i386\winnt32.exe /unattend

  rizlo29 23:02 23 Nov 2012

Add links to my original thread then as things develop in time from general to more specific problems as trial and error kicks in, I'd add links to the original thread, but I don't know how to.

PS long Dead threads are not seen by potential users here with solutions to my problem. I mean It's almost a week since I first posted my problem...yet I've got nowhere.

This is the first place google sends as looking for pc advice as the name obviously suits the google spider. If I can't regularly update in new threads for it confusing folks...do I create a new user name here or go to another forum?

  rizlo29 23:04 23 Nov 2012

TY fruitbat....yeas I have the folder.

I will try again tomorrow.....TY for your help.

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