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This disk does not appear to be a WinXP Disk?



While my Chkdsk was running after a nasty system crash earlier (cooling troubles), it decided that my C:\ drive is "Not a Windows XP Disk" and cancelled checking. I can still access files and all, but WinXP is my only installed OS so that worries me a little...anybody have any suggestions on how I can fix this? Thanks in advance

Click start> run> type in 'cmd'> then type in 'sfc /scannow,' without the quotes of course. This will check to make sure your system files are in tack. If it picks up on anything it will ask for the installation CD or directory. After that try the chkdsk again... good luck.


That didn't quite work - it asked me for a Windows XP Professional CD. I tried to insert my XP Home CD but it didn't like it. Any idea how I can fix that or another thing I can try?
hmmm, that's wierd. You can try copying all of the installation files to your hard drive and then changing your installation directory using a tweaking program. You can do it in 'Cusomizer XP,' registry tweaks section under 'system' (top of the list). Copy the 'i386' folder and all it's subfolders to your root hard drive and try it from there. I don't have a clue why the system file checker (sfc) is identifying your installation as a 'pro' version. If this doesn't work the only thing I can think to suggest is to do a system restore to before the crash and/or then a repair installation. Hope something helps.

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