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by rotisman / February 27, 2006 11:45 PM PST

I noticed a few of my xp items were missing, mainly the volume icon in my taskbar so went to settings in control panel to check box to display icon but i get an error saying that c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 is not installed.
I then went to add remove programs to install and get error that it cannot find the above files.
What can I do?
Thanks in anticipation

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What I would try is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2006 2:05 AM PST

Copy the i386 directory from my XP CD to said directory.


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xp cd
by rotisman / February 28, 2006 2:23 AM PST
In reply to: What I would try is...

I only have a set of 3 retsore cd's

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What I would be doing is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2006 2:28 AM PST
In reply to: xp cd

Looking on said CDs.

However it is possible that someone did a bit too much housecleaning. There have been discussions in these forums where people ask if it's OK to delete this directory. My answer is no, others have said go ahead.

I think that for retail versions of XP you can get away with this since the Microsoft version of the CD has said directory.


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by phantazy / February 28, 2006 3:03 PM PST

From my experience this is normally an issue with SP2, which uses a different i386 as part of the package.

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In this case
by Themisive / March 1, 2006 4:58 AM PST
In reply to: SP2

All you will need to do is to re-install SP2, and the missing i386 should be re-installed.

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Mine is missing also
by WOODS-HICK / March 2, 2006 12:23 AM PST
In reply to: In this case

After reading your posts I checked and received error ''SNDVOL.EXE'' volume control program not installed. There is a folder in i386 called ''SNDVOL32'' will that help me? Does not show an exe icon but a volume slider icon. When I run it it does not include control for toobar.

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Forgot to mention
by WOODS-HICK / March 2, 2006 6:55 AM PST
In reply to: Mine is missing also
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