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Help Reinstalling Missing XP Files Please.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RedCrow, Jan 16, 2006.

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  1. RedCrow

    RedCrow Thread Starter

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    I'm wondering if there's a way one can reinstall missing XP files from the original disc without going through the process of reinstalling the entire OS?

    I've mistakenly deleted files form the DOWNLOADED PROGRAMS FILES folder, which has resulted in programs like media player & Norton net functioning.

    I'd be glad if anyone can point me to how to restore these files.

    Thanx
     
  2. jnixon

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    Open a command prompt window and type:

    sfc/scannow

    If you have your XP install CD, it will replace just the incorrect files, but it does take a while so get yourself a soda and cookies while you wait.
     
  3. RedCrow

    RedCrow Thread Starter

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    Thanx, Gonna try that now.
     
  4. RedCrow

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    Just finished scanning but it didn't solve the problem, Media player still give the message, "An internal Application Errorhas Occured"
     
  5. Squashman

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    You can do a repair install. This will leave all your programs and data in tact. Are you sure these files are related to Windows and not the programs themselves.
     
  6. RedCrow

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    I should think these files has something to do with the java engine. They were in the Windows Downloaded Files Folder. Flash wasn't playing after I emptied the folder, it started playing after I was prompted to download it and it's been playing after the download.

    Media player, Norton & and the file search system are currently not functional. Same as windows Update.
     
  7. RedCrow

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    How Do I go about doing "repair install" in winXP?

    Please, somebody.........
     
  8. Squashman

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    Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the application you are having problems with.

    Google repair install
     
  9. Bob Cerelli

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    I thought the items in the DOWNLOADED PROGRAMS FILES directory were only put there after you installed the operating system and download some programs. Not sure a repair would put them back again.
     
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