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Using Dell oem xp sp2 installation disk to do sfc

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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  • Tanzanos Mzungu Nov 19, 2008

    That is what I thought last week; when I put the cd to check its contents it automatically started installing windows without asking and there was no way to stop or cancel it. I ended up loosing some settings etc. Now windows is misbehaving and I want to do sfc /scannow but am really scared that if upon sfc request to put the cd I end up with the cd reinstalling windows.

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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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