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SFC /SCANNOW Problem

DeeBeeS

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#1
I run Windows XP SP2 Home addition. I want to run sfc /scannow and it asks me to insert my installation disk and gives the command to insert the XP Professional SP2 Disk. I have only got the disk that came with the computer however I have obtained the SP2 disk from Microsoft and I have also done a slipstream disk which has worked perfectly when doing a reformat.

When I insert either of these disk's I get the message that it is the wrong disk. When I have XP Home installed why does it ask for the XP Pro disk. I just cannot get this scan to work. Thanks in advance for any suggestions

Dave
 

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
#2
Have you added any drives since your install? I know it likes to ask when the cdrom letter doesnt match what was used on install.

If you have TweakUI installed look under My Computer>Special Folders and select Installation Path, make sure it matches your cdrom's drive letter (ex. mine is G:\).
If you don't have TweakUI then you need to look in the registry. It's under

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

Look at SourcePath and possibly ServicePackSourcePath (mine are set to the same).
If either method needs to be changed you have to reboot after.
 

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