I need to do a sfc /scannow on my Dell pc but am afraid the moment I put the cd in the drive it will automatically start reinstalling windows. Once this happens there is no way to cancel. The cd states that it is only for reinstallation of windows. If I run sfc /scannow and it requests for the cd should I put the cd in the drive without worrying it will automatically start to instal windows?
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Re: using Dell oem xp sp2 installation disk to do sfc
There is always an option where it says whether u want to install windows,it will not do that before u give permission..there will be a repair option too..what u can do is right click on the C drive and use the options to check for errors..hope it helps!
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You must have the windows operating disk to reinstall the print spooler. You may order the disk to lenovo. Here's the contact number 18774536685 then press option 3. Once you have the disk, here's the procedure on how to install the print spooler service.
Log on to your PC computer with an administrator account.
Open the "Start" menu and click on the "Run" button.
Type "sfc /scannow" into the text box and hit "Enter" on your keyboard. The system files scanner will launch and will begin searching for missing configuration files, including the Print Spooler.
Put the Windows installation CD into your disk drive when prompted. The computer will copy the Print Spooler files from the CD and restore them to the proper location in the operating system.
The suspicion of possible errors in the system files in Windows, it may be worth a try to run the "hidden" program that comes with just Windows. System allows an administrator to scan all protected files to verify their versions.
If System File Checker discovers that a protected file is overwritten, it retrieves the correct version from the cache folder (% Systemroot% \ System32 \ Dllcache) or source files for Windows installation, and replaces the incorrect file.
System File Checker also checks and filling up the cache folder. You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group to run System File Checker.
If the cache folder becomes damaged or unusable, you can use the sfc / scannow, sfc / Scanonce or sfc / scan boot to repair its contents.
To use SFC:
1) Press Start 2) Select Run ... 3) Enter: sfc / scannow and press OK
you should find the windows cd and put itin the cd player on the PC, if you have some corrupted system files so the process will bring it from cd to the computer
The latest service for XP is SP3.
You need to download SP2 from Microsoft (SP2 which includes SP1).
Then you need to install SP2 and after SP2 is installed you need to download SP3 to install.
SP3 is approx 350Mb so if you have a friend who has it on a CD, then borrow it and install it using the CD.
OK, try installing the free winzip program from winzip.com. It is most likely that the files were packed using a version thaqt Microsoft's unzip program just can't handle. It's not that rubust of a program anyway.
Then try unzipping those files with winzip. it should unzip fine without any trouble.
The SFC command should also be on the Windows CD itself as well. Try running the command from the CD drive at a command prompt.