sfc /scannow

Posted: 01-20-2009, 08:15 PM
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?

sfc /scannow


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Lem
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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-20-2009, 08:35 PM
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.

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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-20-2009, 09:32 PM
From: "Lem" <lemp40@unknownhost>

| 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

That's assuming the C:\i386 folder is at the same Service Pack level as the OS. If not,
the i386 folder will need to be slipstreamed to the unmentioned Service Pack level.

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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-21-2009, 12:06 AM

David H. Lipman wrote:
> From: "Lem" <lemp40@unknownhost>
>
> | 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
>
> That's assuming the C:\i386 folder is at the same Service Pack level as the OS. If not,
> the i386 folder will need to be slipstreamed to the unmentioned Service Pack level.
>
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

Lem
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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-21-2009, 12:14 AM
David H. Lipman wrote:
>
> That's assuming the C:\i386 folder is at the same Service Pack level as the OS. If not,
> the i386 folder will need to be slipstreamed to the unmentioned Service Pack level.
>
David,

I'll admit that I don't know the details of how sfc keeps track of
updates and service packs, but my understanding was that when sfc asks
for the "Windows XP CD" it is asking for the original install media,
which "probably" is in c:\i386.

Presumably, if the system has had a sp applied, there will be *another*
i386 folder in C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles and/or
C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\ServicePackCache where sfc can get files
that have been updated since the original install.

Are you saying that if you have a system that has had a service pack
applied, sfc will *never* ask for the original CD?

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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-21-2009, 12:25 AM
From: "Frog" <[email protected]>



| 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.
If the folder is greater than 500MB then they are the right files.

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\

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.

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.

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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-21-2009, 12:35 AM
From: "Lem" <lemp40@unknownhost>

| David,

| I'll admit that I don't know the details of how sfc keeps track of
| updates and service packs, but my understanding was that when sfc asks
| for the "Windows XP CD" it is asking for the original install media,
| which "probably" is in c:\i386.

| Presumably, if the system has had a sp applied, there will be *another*
| i386 folder in C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles and/or
| C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\ServicePackCache where sfc can get files
| that have been updated since the original install.

| Are you saying that if you have a system that has had a service pack
| applied, sfc will *never* ask for the original CD?

| --
| Lem

This is my understanding...

I am saying that when it asks for the "Windows XP CD" it is NOT finding the files at their
correct version levels the OS expects and thus will look for the source. If the OS is at
SP3 level then the OS expects to replace the file with a file that is at SP3 level.

Depending on the situation, if the file requested is not found to be at the expected SP
level and is still pointed to the i386 folder and the version isn't what's expected it
still may return with a request for "Windows XP CD".


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Frog
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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-21-2009, 01:11 AM
David H. Lipman wrote:
> From: "Frog" <[email protected]>
>
>
>
> | 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
>
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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-21-2009, 01:33 AM
From: "Frog" <[email protected]>

| David H. Lipman wrote:
>> From: "Frog" <[email protected]>

>> | 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\

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Re: sfc /scannow
Posted: 01-21-2009, 03:07 AM
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

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"David H. Lipman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> From: "Lem" <lemp40@unknownhost>
>
> | David,
>
> | I'll admit that I don't know the details of how sfc keeps track of
> | updates and service packs, but my understanding was that when sfc asks
> | for the "Windows XP CD" it is asking for the original install media,
> | which "probably" is in c:\i386.
>
> | Presumably, if the system has had a sp applied, there will be *another*
> | i386 folder in C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles and/or
> | C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\ServicePackCache where sfc can get files
> | that have been updated since the original install.
>
> | Are you saying that if you have a system that has had a service pack
> | applied, sfc will *never* ask for the original CD?
>
> | --
> | Lem
>
> This is my understanding...
>
> I am saying that when it asks for the "Windows XP CD" it is NOT finding the files
> at their
> correct version levels the OS expects and thus will look for the source. If the
> OS is at
> SP3 level then the OS expects to replace the file with a file that is at SP3
> level.
>
> Depending on the situation, if the file requested is not found to be at the
> expected SP
> level and is still pointed to the i386 folder and the version isn't what's
> expected it
> still may return with a request for "Windows XP CD".
>
>
> --
> Dave
> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
>
>
 
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