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Ok i am running windows xp home i made a back up copy of my windows but when i turn on my computer i have no log on screen so i cant even get it to run if it does not load it self (ps for all u ppl that just want to get ur computer back to how it was when u turn on ur dell after u see dell loading first thing and the screen goes black hold crtl and f11 at same time and it should take u to a restart place to get it back to when u first bolt (ps it works some times other times it just fixes some things u had wrong ( i cant get it to give me back my log on screen thow)
Just to let you know i managed to figure it out.
I had to change the sourcepath AND move the 1386 directory as sfc would not locate it EVEN though the path was correct.
Sfc has since went from start to finish WITHOUT once asking for cd....Even though you did`nt get round to replying it was still this site that got me going in the right direction(eventually)Good stuff!
If you have the i386 directory then you should check out a program called nLite. You put the i386 path in nLite, make any tweaks you desire within the program, then it can create a burnable cd image for you. Using this method you can make a new XP cd. I do recommend, however, to make a copy of the i386 folder and use that as the path since nLite makes the modifications directly to the folder you provide. So if any mistakes are made you will still have a clean i386 directory to work with.
my hard disk crushed i dnt have back up what i do?
Get a new hard disk and learn the lesson: always back up.
I have the same problem at Kevin reported to you on 1/14/07. It seems that alot of people have the same issue and no answer is attempted. Would anyone like to try? I've changed the registry in OE, restored to an earlier point, downloaded windows defender and latest versions of IE and OE and OE 6.0 STILL not responding. Please help! Thanks!
Mindy It Looks Like To Me, That No one Has The Answer To The SFC Problem,, This Question,,Please insert the Windows XP Professional CD2 into your CD-ROM drive
This Is A real Pain In The Butt , My Brand Ne H-P pavillion DV 9033CL lap top has the same problem , H-P Is No Help At All They Say To Go To Microsoft, ha ha ,,Microsoft Tells Me To Go To H-P What A joke, I give up
Why is it that years ago they would provide a hard disc of the Windows system...but now they only supply a card with the key code written on it? I would like to get an original hard disc of my operating system - Windows XP home edition. How can I go about getting one without having to go to a computer store or other sales venues and buy one? I've paid for it once when I bought this computer...so why can't I get one free????
when I try to run the system file checker my system says "windows cannot find sfc/scannow. Make sure...."
I went through START and RUN and followed your instructions. Any ideas?
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