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    Cool This annoying message

    From time to time, when I'm using my PC (with Windows XP-Pro-SP3) I get this little box that pops up on my screen, telling me that some system file has been replaced by another file and that I should put in my Install CD to correct the problem.
    I've tried every XP CD that I've got, even the SP3 CD and it refuses everything I try.
    So I just wind up hitting "Cancel", sometimes several times, to make the box go away.

    My PC runs great just the way it is. I don't want to replace any system files.

    I'm sick of this annoyance. I just want it to go away.
    What can I delete or disable to stop this annoying popup box from bugging me?

    Sorry I don't have a picture of it..... maybe I can grab a screen print of it next time.

    Thanks!
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    Is it the same system file or the same group of files?

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    Hi Joe!

    That's funny, but like so many messages from MS, it never says what the file actually is.

    It's a bit like that 'Unknown Hardware' message. Then it asks for the driver disk for the 'Unknown Hardware'.
    Ya gotta be kidding me!!!!! MS can be so VERY stupid sometimes and .....



    When the message pops up and I Cancel it, I usually have to Cancel it two or three more times.
    But never once, does it ever tell me what file it's relating to.

    Life would be so much simpler if I could just run my PC with DOS and forget all this crazy
    windows stuff. Eh?
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    Cool

    Dang!

    Right on cue, it just happened before I could even get out of this thread.



    I had to Cancel it five times, to make it go away.

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    Have you tried sfc /scannow ?

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    I have, but it didn't work.

    I really don't want to replace any files on my HD.

    I've tweaked and tuned XP for Optimum performance and it runs like a scalded dog.
    I want it just the way it is, without any obnoxious popups telling me that something's wrong,
    but failing to tell me WHAT is wrong.

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    I assume nothing of any help comes up with More Information??? All I can thing of for now.
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    Thanks guys!

    I Googled the problem and found an old post on a forum I'd never heard of, giving a short and sweet solution.
    Now if I reboot and Windows XP fails to load, I'll know it wasn't such a good solution.

    Thanks again,
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    Fire up your Image in that case. Cheers, Ted
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    Please post the solution if all is well.


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    VOILA! I just rebooted and everything is still working.
    So I won't need my latest Ghost Backup, today anyway.

    Since the problem was so sporadic, it may be days before I know if the fix really worked or
    if I need more help.

    But in the mean time, thanks to all who have responded to my cry for HELP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
    From time to time, when I'm using my PC (with Windows XP-Pro-SP3) I get this little box that pops up on my screen, telling me that some system file has been replaced by another file and that I should put in my Install CD to correct the problem.
    I've tried every XP CD that I've got, even the SP3 CD and it refuses everything I try.
    So I just wind up hitting "Cancel", sometimes several times, to make the box go away.

    My PC runs great just the way it is. I don't want to replace any system files.

    I'm sick of this annoyance. I just want it to go away.
    What can I delete or disable to stop this annoying popup box from bugging me?

    Sorry I don't have a picture of it..... maybe I can grab a screen print of it next time.

    Thanks!
    To fix this, please install Windows 7.
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    That's as absurd as telling someone "to fix your Ford, buy a Cadillac".

    I already have Windows 7, Ultimate 64, but on a separate hard drive.
    That OS is like driving a 40' long Stretch Limo for one person to go grocery shopping.

    It's so badly Bloated that it's almost Obscene.

    Thanks, but NO THANKS

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    Hi DrWho, have all 'Custom' updates been installed ? & have you 'Hidden' any ?
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Beep! Beep!

    Hi RR,

    I turned off MS updates a long time ago, after reading all the horror stories about what MS Updates have been doing to peoples PC's.
    I have even seen examples of it in my own Computer Business. Fortunately, a System Restore is usually all it takes to remedy the problems.

    I might get the updates for Win-7, but NO MORE for XP.

    Since applying my 'Fix' earlier today, I've not had another pop-up message.

    But only time will tell, if it's really a fix or not.

    Thanks for your concern,
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