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SFC wants the wrong CD! :S

By williaml337
Dec 30, 2007
  1. Windows Xp.. System file check wants the wrong CD. So obviously it won't accept my original install CD. As you can see from my image, I am running Windows XP Home, and sfc asks for Windows XP Pro CD-ROM. As it happens I have even tried inserting the disc is asks for, but it still refuses to repair any files. :( Any thoughts?
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  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

  3. williaml337

    williaml337 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Thanks very much. I applied both of these patches. It no longer asks for the incorrect CD.

    However it still refuses to repair a good deal of files. Even thought the CD is inserted, it keeps asking me to insert it again and again. 15+ times.

    Any thoughts? :S
     
  4. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Yes,I have some thoughts.

    The source path to the service pack files, has to be exactly right.

    The source path to the i386 folder has to be exactly right.

    The i386 would normally be D:\i386\

    The service pack,C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\

    All the "Insert XP CD....." message reallly means,is

    "I can`t find the backup files where you told me to look for them,you eediot"

    It could be something has been moved or your using a different CD (it is a legit CD,isn`t it ?).

    There is a good page HERE that seems to be a comprehensive.
     
  5. williaml337

    williaml337 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    thanks

    Thank you so much :D

    For some reason my primary CD Drive was assigned to letter J:

    Anyway, I changed it to D: and everything is working just beautifully.

    I believe I owe you a cup of something delicious. ;)
     
  6. williaml337

    williaml337 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    I can't beleive it.. I am having the problem again. (Repeatedly asks for Windows Home SP2 disc, even though the disc is inserted.)

    Only this time my CD drive is set as D!
     
  7. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    How many times are you running the system file checker ! ?

    I`ve only used it once in about four years.It`s not much use even when it works. :dead:

    What problems is your PC having ?

    Is your service pack source path still pointing to the service pack.

    If it is,I can only assume it`s a temporary glitch or CD problem or other.
     
  8. williaml337

    williaml337 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    I ran chkdisk.. and it appears C: had developed a new bad block since I last ran it a couple of weeks ago.

    Nevermind. I think I care too much about my Windows installation anyway. I'm off to enjoy that drink. ;)
     
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