David H. Lipman
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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-21-2009, 03:11 AM
From: "Peter Foldes" <okf122@hotmail.com>

| David

| Under C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 all the original OS files and all Service
| Pack files are already slipstreamed and ready to go. Providing the OP has let this
| happen from the start of the original install and up to all SP's that was installed.
| If the C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 does not exist then the OP has to do what
| you posted

| --
| Peter

Thanx for the clarification Peter.



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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-21-2009, 05:49 AM
YW

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"David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
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> From: "Peter Foldes" <okf122@hotmail.com>
>
> | David
>
> | Under C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 all the original OS files and all Service
> | Pack files are already slipstreamed and ready to go. Providing the OP has let
> this
> | happen from the start of the original install and up to all SP's that was
> installed.
> | If the C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 does not exist then the OP has to do
> what
> | you posted
>
> | --
> | Peter
>
> Thanx for the clarification Peter.
>
>
>
> --
> Dave
> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
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Peter Foldes
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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-21-2009, 05:49 AM
YW

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"David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
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> From: "Peter Foldes" <okf122@hotmail.com>
>
> | David
>
> | Under C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 all the original OS files and all Service
> | Pack files are already slipstreamed and ready to go. Providing the OP has let
> this
> | happen from the start of the original install and up to all SP's that was
> installed.
> | If the C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 does not exist then the OP has to do
> what
> | you posted
>
> | --
> | Peter
>
> Thanx for the clarification Peter.
>
>
>
> --
> Dave
> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
>
>
Edward W. Thompson
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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-21-2009, 06:53 AM

"David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
news:ekDRyX3eJHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> From: "Peter Foldes" <okf122@hotmail.com>
>
> | David
>
> | Under C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 all the original OS files and all
> Service
> | Pack files are already slipstreamed and ready to go. Providing the OP
> has let this
> | happen from the start of the original install and up to all SP's that
> was installed.
> | If the C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 does not exist then the OP has
> to do what
> | you posted
>
> | --
> | Peter
>
> Thanx for the clarification Peter.
>
>
>
> --
> Dave
> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
>
Please allow me to interject.

I have never been able to run 'sfc/now' without having to insert the WINXP
CD (well 'never' within living memory :-)) All relevant references in the
Registry have been checked and rechecked. This thread has been the first
reference I have seen that suggests the problem may be due to differences
between the installed version of WINXP (SP3) and the version that is in the
i386 folder. I have checked the C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder
which is compressed, and note the inclusion of SP3.cab whereas in C:\i386
only SP2.cab is present. Will simply copying the contents of
C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 to C:\i386 'fix' the problem or should I
delete the contents of C:\i386 first? Secondly do I need to 'uncompress'
the files before copying to c:\i386 or doesn't it matter?

Will appreciate your guidance.


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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-21-2009, 06:53 AM

"David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
news:ekDRyX3eJHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> From: "Peter Foldes" <okf122@hotmail.com>
>
> | David
>
> | Under C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 all the original OS files and all
> Service
> | Pack files are already slipstreamed and ready to go. Providing the OP
> has let this
> | happen from the start of the original install and up to all SP's that
> was installed.
> | If the C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 does not exist then the OP has
> to do what
> | you posted
>
> | --
> | Peter
>
> Thanx for the clarification Peter.
>
>
>
> --
> Dave
> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
>
Please allow me to interject.

I have never been able to run 'sfc/now' without having to insert the WINXP
CD (well 'never' within living memory :-)) All relevant references in the
Registry have been checked and rechecked. This thread has been the first
reference I have seen that suggests the problem may be due to differences
between the installed version of WINXP (SP3) and the version that is in the
i386 folder. I have checked the C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder
which is compressed, and note the inclusion of SP3.cab whereas in C:\i386
only SP2.cab is present. Will simply copying the contents of
C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 to C:\i386 'fix' the problem or should I
delete the contents of C:\i386 first? Secondly do I need to 'uncompress'
the files before copying to c:\i386 or doesn't it matter?

Will appreciate your guidance.


David H. Lipman
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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-21-2009, 11:08 AM
From: "Edward W. Thompson" <thomeduk1@btopenworld.com>


| "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
| news:ekDRyX3eJHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> From: "Peter Foldes" <okf122@hotmail.com>
>> | David
>> | Under C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 all the original OS files and all
>> Service
>> | Pack files are already slipstreamed and ready to go. Providing the OP
>> has let this
>> | happen from the start of the original install and up to all SP's that
>> was installed.
>> | If the C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 does not exist then the OP has
>> to do what
>> | you posted
>> | --
>> | Peter
>> Thanx for the clarification Peter.

>> --
>> Dave
>> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
>> Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
| Please allow me to interject.

| I have never been able to run 'sfc/now' without having to insert the WINXP
| CD (well 'never' within living memory :-)) All relevant references in the
| Registry have been checked and rechecked. This thread has been the first
| reference I have seen that suggests the problem may be due to differences
| between the installed version of WINXP (SP3) and the version that is in the
| i386 folder. I have checked the C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder
| which is compressed, and note the inclusion of SP3.cab whereas in C:\i386
| only SP2.cab is present. Will simply copying the contents of
| C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 to C:\i386 'fix' the problem or should I
| delete the contents of C:\i386 first? Secondly do I need to 'uncompress'
| the files before copying to c:\i386 or doesn't it matter?

| Will appreciate your guidance.


No I suggest to slipstream the C:\i386 folder with SP3 so the OS does what it wants to.

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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-21-2009, 11:08 AM
From: "Edward W. Thompson" <thomeduk1@btopenworld.com>


| "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
| news:ekDRyX3eJHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> From: "Peter Foldes" <okf122@hotmail.com>
>> | David
>> | Under C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 all the original OS files and all
>> Service
>> | Pack files are already slipstreamed and ready to go. Providing the OP
>> has let this
>> | happen from the start of the original install and up to all SP's that
>> was installed.
>> | If the C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 does not exist then the OP has
>> to do what
>> | you posted
>> | --
>> | Peter
>> Thanx for the clarification Peter.

>> --
>> Dave
>> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
>> Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
| Please allow me to interject.

| I have never been able to run 'sfc/now' without having to insert the WINXP
| CD (well 'never' within living memory :-)) All relevant references in the
| Registry have been checked and rechecked. This thread has been the first
| reference I have seen that suggests the problem may be due to differences
| between the installed version of WINXP (SP3) and the version that is in the
| i386 folder. I have checked the C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder
| which is compressed, and note the inclusion of SP3.cab whereas in C:\i386
| only SP2.cab is present. Will simply copying the contents of
| C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 to C:\i386 'fix' the problem or should I
| delete the contents of C:\i386 first? Secondly do I need to 'uncompress'
| the files before copying to c:\i386 or doesn't it matter?

| Will appreciate your guidance.


No I suggest to slipstream the C:\i386 folder with SP3 so the OS does what it wants to.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-21-2009, 11:46 AM
don't have that folder. what now?

"Lem" wrote:
> regfla wrote:
> > I have a Dell Dimension E510, Win XP SP3. When I run sfc /scannow it will
> > complete apprx 85% then ask me to insert my Win XP disk. I don't have one
> > since the OS came preloaded. Can anyone advise how to complete sfc /scannow?
>
> See if you have a c:\i386 folder. If so,
>
> - Start the Registry Editor
> - Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \
> CurrentVersion \ Setup
> - Double click the value SourcePath in the right pane and changethe
> value from the drive letter indicating your CD drive to C:\.
> - Close the registry editor, and log off from Windows, or restart your
> computer for the setting to take effect.
>
> --
> Lem -- MS-MVP
>
> To the moon and back with 2K words of RAM and 36K words of ROM.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer
> http://history.nasa.gov/afj/compessay.htm
>
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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-21-2009, 01:13 PM
Contact Dell for more options.

regfla wrote:
> don't have that folder. what now?
>
> "Lem" wrote:
>
>
>>regfla wrote:
>>
>>>I have a Dell Dimension E510, Win XP SP3. When I run sfc /scannow it will
>>>complete apprx 85% then ask me to insert my Win XP disk. I don't have one
>>>since the OS came preloaded. Can anyone advise how to complete sfc /scannow?
>>
>>See if you have a c:\i386 folder. If so,
>>
>>- Start the Registry Editor
>>- Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \
>>CurrentVersion \ Setup
>>- Double click the value SourcePath in the right pane and changethe
>>value from the drive letter indicating your CD drive to C:\.
>>- Close the registry editor, and log off from Windows, or restart your
>>computer for the setting to take effect.
>>
>>--
>>Lem -- MS-MVP
>>
>>To the moon and back with 2K words of RAM and 36K words of ROM.
>>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer
>>http://history.nasa.gov/afj/compessay.htm
>>
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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-21-2009, 06:40 PM
David H. Lipman wrote:
> From: "Frog" <frog@pond.com>
>
> | David H. Lipman wrote:
>>> From: "Frog" <frog@pond.com>
>
>
>
>>> | I hope it is appropriate to ask this question in this thread---if not I
>>> | will understand and start another thread.
>
>>> | I have to find my disk every time I want to run sfc /scannow. I
>>> | thought, in view of the information above, that I would change my
>>> | registry as suggested. I did find a i386 folder on my system as follows:
>
>>> | C:\XP_Source\I386
>
>>> | Now I have two questions as follows:
>
>>> | Do I change the registry setting from D:\ (my CD\DVD drive) to C:\ or to
>>> | C:\XP_Source\I386 ?
>
>>> | Secondly, how can I determine what Service Pack is included in the
>>> | SVCPACK folder (a sub folder under C:\XP_Source\I386)?
>
>>> | (Please note that my Windows XP Pro CD came with SP2 included. I have
>>> | subsequently upgraded my Windows software to include Service Pack 3.)
>
>>> | Here are the files that appear when I click the SVCPACK folder:
>
>>> | BRANCHES.INF 1 kb Setup Information 7/27/2007 7:00AM
>>> | HFINT.DAT 1 kb InterVideo Media File 7/27/2007 7:00AM
>>> | KB911164.CAT 15 kb Security Catalog 7/27/2007 7:00AM
>>> | KB911164.EXE 3,639 kb Application 7/27/2007 7:00AM
>
>>> | When I right the SVCPACK folder and select Properties, I see the
>>> | following on the General tab:
>
>>> | SVCPACK
>>> | Type: File Folder
>>> | Location: C:\XP_Source\I386
>>> | Size: 3.56 MB (3,740,990 bytes)
>>> | Size of disk: 3.57 MB (3,751,936 bytes)
>>> | Contains: 4 Files, 0 Folders
>>> | Created: Friday, May 30, 2008, 11:42:45 AM
>>> | Attributes Selected - Read-only, Mot Selected - Hidden
>
>>> | It appears to me that the four files listed, when I click SVCPACK, are
>>> | older than my computer and probably related to Service Pack 2. The
>>> | information I see when I right click SVCPACK/select Properties appears
>>> | to be subsequent to the purchase of my computer and are likely Service
>>> | Pack 3 related.
>
>>> | Thanks for any help sent my way on this subject.
>
>>> | Frog
>
>>> C:\XP_Source\I386 is an unusual location but it may be the original installer files.
>>> Depends on WHO built the system.
>
>
>
>
> | Thanks for your quick response. See my response interspersed in your
> | message below---
>
>
>
> | My computer was assembled by a local computer store...Omega Computers.
>
>>> If the folder is greater than 500MB then they are the right files.
>
> | Ok...I think. The folder found at C:\XP_Source\I386 is a large
> | folder...not sure how big the folder contents are but it is sizable.
>
>
>>> You would then run Regedit and go to...
>>> HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Set up
>
>>> and change 'SourcePath' to be equal to; C:\XP_Source\
>
> | Just checking on this one--would it only be C:\XP_Source\ or
> | C:\XP_Source\I386 ... or will it check the C:\XP_Source\ folder until it
> | finds the right information? It seems like all of the files are included
> | under the sub I386 folder.
>
>
>>> The way to easily determine the Service Pack level of the OS is to Right-Click on "My
>>> Computer and choose "Properties".
>>> It will be displayed.
>
> | Service Pack 3 is indicated.
>
>>> Then look in the .\i386 folder.
>>> If the files are at Service Pack 2 level (SP2) then you'll find; SP2.CAB
>>> If the files are at SP3 level then you'll find; SP3.CAB, etc.
>
> | Interesting at this point...I have SP2.CAB, SP2.CAT, sp3.cab, and
> | SP3.CAT as follows:
>
> | SP2.CAB 18,300 KB Cabinet File 7/27/2007 7:00 AM
> | SP2.CAT 1,032 KB Security Catalog 7/27/2007 7:00 A.M.
> | sp3.cab 19.587 KB Cabinet File 4/14/2008 4:51 AM
> | SP3.CAT 1,267 KB Security Catalog 4/14/2008 6:40 AM
>
>
> You are good to go!
>
> Point the indicated Registry key to; C:\XP_Source\
>
I made the change to the Registry...ran sfc /scannow...and the scan
seemed to run without a glitch. Thanks for the help.

I have a comment to make regarding a later exchange in this thread that
pertains to the following:
> | I have never been able to run 'sfc/now' without having to insert the WINXP
> | CD (well 'never' within living memory :-)) All relevant references in the
> | Registry have been checked and rechecked. This thread has been the first
> | reference I have seen that suggests the problem may be due to differences
> | between the installed version of WINXP (SP3) and the version that is in the
> | i386 folder. I have checked the C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder
> | which is compressed, and note the inclusion of SP3.cab whereas in C:\i386
> | only SP2.cab is present. Will simply copying the contents of
> | C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 to C:\i386 'fix' the problem or should I
> | delete the contents of C:\i386 first? Secondly do I need to 'uncompress'
> | the files before copying to c:\i386 or doesn't it matter?
Before I made the change to the Registry, it pointed to my D:\ CD/DVD
drive. Thus, I can understand why it always asked me to place the
Windows XP CD in the drive. After that, all proceeded without any
problems. Initially, I placed the original Windows XP SP2 CD in the
drive. I immediately was asked (in my words) for the correct CD. I
made a new CD that included SP3. I then attempted to run sfc /scannow
again, and all went well. As I said earlier, my I386 folder includes
both SP2.CAB and sp3.cab. I did nothing to place SP3 in the I386
folder. Thus, I can only guess that it was placed there as the SP3
software was loading on my system. I don't know whether any of this
helps with this subject---but it's free for what it's worth.

Thanks again for the help.

Frog
 
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