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20-Aug-2006, 07:04 AM #1
sfc /scannow asks for Service Pack 2 CD
Hi

It is asking for "Windows Professional Service Pack 2 CD"

I upgraded to SP2 via a downloaded .exe file from MS, so I don't have a "CD".

Inserting the original XP installation disk makes no difference

Any ideas ?

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20-Aug-2006, 07:26 AM #2
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Inserting the original XP installation disk makes no difference
Mike
Hi ... So do you have a Microsoft Windows xp disk ? If you do ? Then you need to slipstream your original xp disk with service pack 2 , Do you have a burner ? Because you are going to need a burner to slipstream your original xp disk with service pack 2 , Have a look at these websites below , It explain how its done

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...slipstream.asp

http://www.petri.co.il/windows_xp_sp_slipstreaming.htm

http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm

If you can't do such and you have a Micosoft Windows xp disk ? then what you need to do is uninstall service pack 2 , afterward you will be able to perform system file checker but it would be alot better if you can just slipstream your original disk with service pack 2

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Hi

OK, I will create a slipstreamed cd on another computer with a cd burner

however

this already has sp2 installed on it

what I don't want to do is upset my original sp2 installation on that computer

Can you reassure me ?

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20-Aug-2006, 11:20 AM #4
Snooker's advise is good. Slipstreaming SP2 with Windows XP won't harm your computer. What you are doing is merging SP2 into Windows XP onto one disk. When you run SFC /scannow with the new disk, you won't get that message anymore.
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20-Aug-2006, 12:49 PM #5
Thanks

I get an error message when

cd i386 [ENTER]
cd update [ENTER]
update -s:d:\xp [ENTER]

(my main drive is d

There is no \xp folder on this drive ?

It says "Failed to copy some or all of the files necessary for integrated install"

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20-Aug-2006, 12:53 PM #6
Did you copy the contents of your XP installation CD to your hard drive? That is a necessary part of the process.
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20-Aug-2006, 12:54 PM #7
You did not make the slipstreamed cd properly. I suggest printing out the procedure you used for reference
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20-Aug-2006, 01:57 PM #8
Silly me

typed in the wrong directory for original xp

Created CD OK now

However, it has not solved the original problem. The sfc command is still asking for the "windows xp professional service pack 2 cd" even though I have this new one in the drive. The new cd was not created from the original installation cd, as it was from a shop - does this matter.

Message says "Files that are reqiured for windows to run properly must be copied from the DLL cache - Insert your Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 CD now"

Is there another workaround

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20-Aug-2006, 02:02 PM #9
Did you slipstream with XP Pro pr XP Home? It makes a difference and there is no other work around.

Where did you get the Windows XP Pro disk you are using to slipstream?

Is this the corporate version?
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20-Aug-2006, 02:32 PM #10
Rats

Just seen that I needed xp Home, not Pro

The shops should be open tomorrow when I can get a new brain



Does it matter whether the slipstreamed copy has the same product id key or not

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20-Aug-2006, 05:33 PM #11
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Rats

Just seen that I needed xp Home, not Pro

The shops should be open tomorrow when I can get a new brain



Does it matter whether the slipstreamed copy has the same product id key or not

Mike
Keys has nothing to do with it , If you have a xp home version then slipstream it with service pack 2 , As long as the home version is the same as your ? It wouldn't matter who disk you use , they just have to be the same version as your operating system , Also once you made your copy there is something else you can do to make the system file checker easier , let me know when you made your copy
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22-Aug-2006, 07:12 AM #12
Hi

Just managed to create a slipstreamed version of both XP Home and Pro

Thanks for that !

However, when doing sfc \scannow, it STILL asks for XP "professional" Service pack 2 cd.... even tho I have put the 2 disks above in there (one at a time....!)

BUT the version on the computer is XP HOME with service pack 2 ??

OK then, is it asking for the actual Service Pack 2 UPGRADE CD and not the operating system ?

I am getting older

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22-Aug-2006, 07:34 AM #13
Maybe one of these will help:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897128/en-us
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/900910/en-us

You should have a 'ServicePackFiles' folder in your Windows directory from the downloaded installion of SP2.

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22-Aug-2006, 08:15 AM #14
Thanks for that.

No joy, still asked for the cd, although this time it was "Home" instead of Professional.

Could not find Servicepackfiles either - I have "show hidden files" unticked - maybe it was deleted ?

Would it be the same if I autoran the xp cd (with sp2) and did a repair - is there somewhere that explains this, as I hear you have to be careful ?

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22-Aug-2006, 08:56 AM #15
The ServicePackFiles are necessary, they should not be deleted.

http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spack.htm

I don't know how you can get them back. You might have problems trying to uninstall sp2.


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