Solved: Scannow - question about non available cd-rom

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hakumaster

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Hello,

Because of a suspicion of a corrupted file somewhere in my XP SP3 OS, I tried to execute a sfc /scannow operation. After the command was executed via run/cmd, everything started all right, the operation progress message box appeared, there was a very slow progress on the scale - then, after a long while, a dialog box appeared, saying some files had ineed been corrupted, and asking me to insert a cd-rom with SP3 in my cd-reader.

And there is the rub:mad:: I have no such cd-rom, since the SP3 update was done on-line and my original backup XP (Home Edition) goes way back to SP1.

I suspect that somewhere on my HD, there must be a backup of the whole SP3 caboodle (probably in CAB format) - but where could that folder be, and, more importantly, how do I re-direct that dialog box or whatever comes after, to that particular folder. Indeed, it keeps asking after that cd-rom, and has no provision to go look directly on the hd.

If such a folder (or cache, for that matter) does not exist, where can I get that cd-rom?

Thank you for answering theis quetion,

Hakumaster
 

hakumaster

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Many thanks. Will try your suggestion. But I still have a faint suspicion that all necessary elements are situated somewhere on the HD: the original XP Windows files themselves, which are on the disk, were also installed on the computer; so I guess there must be somewhere a BU of the SP3 update. Hence my question: how to redirect the dialog towards that folder.

But why oh why must things be so complicated, when they could be so simple?

Regards,

Hakumaster
 

hakumaster

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Manu thanks. But my problem is not that vast. I just want to know how to get a SP3 cd-rom, so that in case of of a scannow operation that would ask for it, I can feed that cd-rom in my computer - just in case.

When I have some time, I will try to do the slipstream suggested by Leroys1000.

If someone could come up with a still easier suggestion, I'd be most grateful.

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Next time just tell us that silly :)
you will save us lots of time researching how to fix your problem...

*We are all volunteers and we do this because it feels good to help someone rescue there PC.

Here is one you can DL and burn yourself:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...ce-b5fb-4488-8c50-fe22559d164e&displaylang=en

You can order it from MS here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsxp/sp3/default.mspx

*and a bit more info for ya :)
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...pell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=sp3+cd&spell=1
 

hakumaster

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Many thanks to all!

Just burned the cd. Worked like a charm. Case closed.

Hakumaster
 
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