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XP SFC /Scannow

by ghp / October 11, 2008 6:02 PM PDT

I am trying to run SFC /scannow.
My OS is Win XP Home with SP3, however Scannow keeps asking me to insert a Win XP Pro SP3 CD.
I insert my Win XP Home SP3 CD which I am told is incorrect.
I am thus unable to undertake this task.
How do I get scannow to ask for the correct OS CD?
Thanks.

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search your hard drive
by tcantrelln / October 11, 2008 9:40 PM PDT
In reply to: XP SFC /Scannow

For the i386 folder that OEM installs place there. Check these registry keys for the proper directions to i386.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\
SourcePath C:\i386

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\
SourcePath C:\i386

Unless your i386 is not in the root of C, just edit the line to add the rest of the path. Usual registry precautions. backup-etc.

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XP SFC /Scannow
by ghp / October 12, 2008 1:59 AM PDT
In reply to: search your hard drive

Thanks for that tcantrelin.

I have navigated to Set Up & Current Version respectively there is no trace of i386 in either.

I find working with the Registry scary, what line I am meant to edit.

I tried to add your suggestion to Win NT/Current Version but the "backslash" caused a problem in Registry Editor, it was not accepted.

George.

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