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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I've used SFC to repair Windows 2000/2003 servers in the past, it debuted in Windows 2000 and it fixes system dlls. Start > Run > type 'cmd' and 'sfc /scannow'. You will have to insert a Windows XP SP2 cd for it to work (or mount and ISO of XP with a tool like alcohol 120).
If the %systemroot%\system32\dllcache folder becomes corrupt or unusable, use sfc /scannow, sfc /scanonce, or sfc /scanboot to repair the contents of the Dllcache directory.
hello dear how r u so if you have a os windows xp sp2 then u go to start or type in run
commond first you insert the windows xp sp2 cd in optical drive then you type in run this commend
SFC /SCANNOW and enter
all the files of windows xp repair in just few mint in windows
after complet restart your computer
Insert operating system disk in drive.
Click Start. Click Run. Type
type in command prompt
System file checker will replace the missing files.
and run reg in out registry cleaner also
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
You need to have windows disk in oreder to repair or reinstall windows, IF you have it, insert it in drive and restart your computer and follow the instructions on the screen to install windows, if you are using HP or dell laptop then you must have the recovery disks from which you can do recovery, if you misplace it then you may get in touch with HP or DELL and they will provide you the set of recovery disk.
there is some system files are missing . Go to start menu then type in run "cmd" then ou see command prompt.type there "sfc /scannow" then it scan for corrrupt system files when it need winxp source put the winxp disk in cd-rom then it get files.