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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by roban, Apr 12, 2004.

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  1. roban

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    Anyone know of a hack that will allow me to use a different XP CD to run SFC than the original install CD?
     
  2. roban

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    Anyone??? In another 5 minutes this post will be on page 6.
     
  3. rude

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    Don't know if this helps but:
    A Microsoft Knowledge Base article titled Description Of the System File
    Checker Tool describes the tool as follows: The System File Checker
    checks for damaged or replaced system files and then prompts you to
    replace any files that do not match the original Win files.

    This Description if accurate but not complete. The SFC does scan each system
    file and compares it with the original Win system file, if the file is different
    It assumes that the file has been damaged or replaced, but makes no distinction
    between the two. It then prompts you to replace the “different” file, leaving you
    to wonder: Is this file actually corrupt or has it been updated in a legitimate way,
    say as a result of a Windows Update or the installation of a new software application
    or device? If it’s the latter, you could easily overwrite a perfectly good file with an
    older file that will disrupt or even cripple the operation of newer software or hardware
    you have installed.

    Check out this link:http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
     
  4. roban

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    Thanks. I know what it does and how it does it. I want to know how to hack it to use a copy of XP that is not the original. But failing that your link is a good one that tells me to copy the i1386 folder to the C:\ directory and use it instead of the CD. that works for me. Thanks.
     
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