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Windows File Protection

By mjorg
Mar 23, 2003
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  1. I getting this darn pop up everyday and can not figure how to get rid of it besides booting up again with the disk and going through the process of reloading.

    Windows File Protection

    Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaces by unrecognized versions. To maintain system stability, Windows must restore the original version of these file.
    Insert your Windows 2000 Professional CD now.


    I went through the WFP section and tweak my seetings to the following:

    using gpedit.msc
    Set Windows File Protectin scanning - Enabled
    Hide the file scan progress window - Disabled
    LImit Windows File Protection cache size - 100mb
    Specify Windows File Protection cahce Location - C:\Windows\system32\dllcache

    Any ideas how to fix this???

    Thanks in advance.

    Marty
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    This might sound silly, but have you tried inserting your Windows CD?
  3. mjorg

    mjorg Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    If I run the CD at that point it ask for my CD ID and goes through the whole setup mode which take 20 min. If I reboot with the disk it goes though the restore process which takes about 5 min.

    Either way it''s a pain and should not have to do this everyday.

    When the error pops up I just drop in below the task bar and for get about it.

    Marty
  4. prashidi

    prashidi Newcomer, in training Posts: 89

  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    You say when you have restored the system file, it is changed again next reboot?

    You may want to run a virus/spyware scan.

    Also, the files that MFP wants may be from a Service Pack, not the CD
  6. loren

    loren Newcomer, in training

    I have recently gotten this popup on two computers that have SP4 and the latest hotfixes installed. Please advise how to correct the problem if the files WFP is looking for are service pack or hotfix files. Inserting the Windows CD seems to satisfy WFP, but I'm concerned that newer files installed by the service pack could be replaced erroneously. Shouldn't the service pack or hotfix install put the new files in the dll cache, and shouldn't WFP restore silently if the files are in the dll cache? :confused:
  7. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

  8. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    If you think the problem may have come from an update you could always try a restore and go back the day before you did the update. Though I honestly think it sounds like something is causing a problem other than an update. Don't scream virus just yet though, because normally that just isn't the case.

    As Nodsu said though, I also suggest running a virus scan just in case.
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