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    Viewing a post error (6.00.2900.2180 SP2)

    Dave A, I received an email notice that you had replied to my post. When I attempted to reply to you and answer your question, I received a notice from the board that said " We cannot proceed. We encountered a problem. The Reason reported wa: The post you are looking for could not be found.

    I reported this to the Admin by email. I will answer the question you asked which was "Why did you copy this file to the root of the C Drive?

    I copied it there because Viking33's post to me said " Maybe that's why scannow isn't working. It should be in your Rood directory."
    I had found sfc in windowssystem32, now it's both places. Did I do wrong, will it cause a serious problem?
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    Re: Viewing a post error (6.00.2900.2180 SP2)

    I deleted my post after I reread Viking's post.

    I still do NOT understand why either of you have copied the file to a root location, as it should run from the "Installed" location.

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    Re: Viewing a post error (6.00.2900.2180 SP2)

    Pardon my ignorance, but just where is the 'installed' location? I see sfc in c: ; c;WindowsSystem32: c:I386 and lots of other locations, I see nothing with the words Installed.

    Admin will think I've lost my mind, trying to find something that isn't there. Perhaps they will be correct.
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    Re: Viewing a post error (6.00.2900.2180 SP2)

    By default the following locations are where a Windows installation will place SFC and the I386 folder. If these appear in any other location, then one has moved and or copied them to the different locations.

    SFC installed location is "c;WindowsSystem32"
    For the I386 folder is "C:WINDOWSI386"

    If SFC is NOT working then the "Default Path" has been changed and one MUST type in the full path to the command.

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    Re: Viewing a post error (6.00.2900.2180 SP2)

    Corrected the path for SFC, it was located in the root directory (C.

    Corrected the path for I386, it too was located in the root directory (C. Rebooted and went back to make sure everything was where it should be. The old locations are in the Recycle Bin, is it now ok to empty it?

    Run > typed > sfc /scannow and the computer is STILL asking for the Windows XP PROFESSIONAL Service Pack 2 CD. I'm not running the professional edition of Windows XP, it's the HOME edition. Why is it asking for something I don't have?

    Run >typed > C:Windowssystem32sfc.exe and the black command screen flashed briefly and disappeared.
    Command Prompt > typed what I had just typed in RUN (the line above this one). The message: 'C' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file appeared.

    Removed the C: and the message "The system cannot find the path specified." appeared.
    I never used DOS and I have no idea what's required at the command prompt.

    It seems like we're almost there with this SFC pain, please tell me what to type at the command prompt and answer all questions.
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    Re: Viewing a post error (6.00.2900.2180 SP2)

    You MUST type in the FULL path to the sfc command i.e., "C:sfc.exe /scannow"

    How did you "Correct" the path?

    I would NOT delete any files that were in the "Windowssystem32" folder.

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    Re: Viewing a post error (6.00.2900.2180 SP2)

    Typed the full path just as it appeared in your post. It was not accepted, the rejection notice said: 'C:sfc.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

    At the command promt wind this is the path: cocuments and SettingOwner> here is a flashing cursor.

    I corrected the path for SFC by using 'Send to any location' on my hard drive, I've used it for years to move files and folders to different locations.I found it in Windows 95 Power Toys. They all still work with Windows XP and every operating system in between.
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    Re: Viewing a post error (6.00.2900.2180 SP2)

    The problem most likely is that the related "DLL" files and others are in the system32 folder and the program can NOT find them. I believe that you have messed things up real good this time. As I have stated before NEVER move or delete any system files as they will be needed some time.

    I have NO other suggestions, on how to straighten out your system.

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    Re: Viewing a post error (6.00.2900.2180 SP2)

    Dave, I can get SFC to start, the problem is it keeps asking for the Windows XP Profession CD, it wants me to put it in the drive. I don't have the professional CD, I'm using the Home edition. Therein lies the problem, not that Windows can't find the file.
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    Re: Viewing a post error (6.00.2900.2180 SP2)

    Have you tried putting the Home edition CD in the drive?
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    Re: Viewing a post error (6.00.2900.2180 SP2)

    Gloria,
    This KB article is a little different than the other place I sent you to. 900910

    However, I found this one that seems to address the fact that it is asking for the PRO version of XP rather than Home.
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    Re: Viewing a post error (6.00.2900.2180 SP2)

    Yes Rebel, it was rejected as being the incorret CD. It wants me to insert the Windows XP Professional Edition CD in the drive and it will accept nothing less. I tried the original CD from which I installed the Windows XP SP2 update, I tried the Windows XP SP1 CD provided by the computer mfg. Dell.

    I have no Pro version, therefore until it can be blocked from asking for the wrong CD, I'm stuck.
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    Re: Viewing a post error (6.00.2900.2180 SP2)

    I left them in the recycle bin, if they are called for I can reinstall them. I will not delete them.
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    Re: Viewing a post error (6.00.2900.2180 SP2)

    Thank you Bob, for continuing to assist me. Dave is slightly miffed with me. I have found both articles and will try them, if they help or they don't I'll post back and let you know. Good find, they seem to have hit the head of the nail.
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    Re: Viewing a post error (6.00.2900.2180 SP2)

    Thank you Bob, I just finished using KB 887128 and SFC is at least asking for the correct CD (Windows XP Home Edition Sp2.). Although the CD was not accepted, you have helped me fix one part of the problem. I intent to use the remaing article and see if that works.

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