trouble with sfc /scannow

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oldmanlat

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Hi.
I did a fresh complete install from Gateway Recovery CD.
I didn't install any updates from Microsoft Windows update.
I ran sfc /scannow and got the following messages at the end of the scan:
"Insert your Windows XP Professional CD2 now."
"You have inserted the wrong CD (i.e, a different Windows Product CD than the version installed)"
"The CDROM drive in your system is not functioning"
After looking more clodely, I saw the following:
Windows System Information reports:
OS name Microsoft Windows Professional
5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Buils 2600
This is what it says on the Gateway Recovery CD label that came with the system:
"Gateway
Windows XP Media Center Version 2005
with Update Rollup 2
Operating System Disc"
I went to Microsoft and found a workaround article.
I went to the C:\Windows\Inf folder, and edited "Fp40ext.inf" and "Ims.inf" files, changing
all references from "Professional" to "Home" under the (Strings) heading.
That didn't work.
I don't want to do another complete XP install. How can I get sfc /scannow to find the correct
dlls for rebuilding the dll cashe?
Thanks,
oldmanlat
 

~Candy~

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Is that the disk that came with your system? Or did you install from another disk?
 

oldmanlat

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Yes, I'm using the disk that came with the system. Gateway support said I should do a restore with backup from the recovery disk. I would still have to re-install apps and settings. That is not an option.
Is there a way I can download, or obtain a disk that offers me a copy of XP that has the "Repair" option? I can't find it on the menu when booting to recovery disk.
Thanks again,
oldmanlat
 

~Candy~

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Um, you'll want to edit and remove your product key.
 
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