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SFC /SCANNOW - WINDOWS FILES PROTECTION

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rocasan, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. rocasan

    rocasan Flightless Bird

    Windows XP Home SP3
    ===============

    In December 2009 I did a "clean install" using CD #3 from Dell.

    Because I was having problems with My Music (Icould not play any of the
    songs) I decided to run SFC /SCANNOW and getting the following messages:

    "WINDOWS FILES PROTECTION
    Files that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the
    DLL cache.
    Insert your Windows XP Home SP 3 now".

    I inserted Dell CD #3.

    And again I got another message:

    "WINDOWS FILE PROTECTION
    The CD you provided is the wrong CD. Please insert the Windows XP Home SP3
    CD into your CD-ROM drive"

    And again I for the same messages listed above.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I had received from Dell, at different times, 3 CDs:

    #1.-Operating System.-Reinstallation CD.-Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    including Service Pack 1

    #2.-Operating System.-Already installed on your computer.-Microsoft XP Home
    Edition Service Pack 2

    #3.-Operating System.-Already installed on your computer.-Microsoft XP Home
    Edition Service Pack 3 for Ultra Low Cost Pcs.

    As I mentioned at the beginning, CD #3 was used for "clean install".

    Please let me know what should I do to correct the problems.

    Thank you.
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    #1 Is the win recovery disk containing the o/s
    #2 & #3 are simply the service pack disks
    You cannot have done a clean install with #3

    "rocasan" <rocasan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:40526F38-B750-461C-B188-0931BD26A192@microsoft.com...
    > Windows XP Home SP3
    > ===============
    >
    > In December 2009 I did a "clean install" using CD #3 from Dell.
    >
    > Because I was having problems with My Music (Icould not play any of the
    > songs) I decided to run SFC /SCANNOW and getting the following messages:
    >
    > "WINDOWS FILES PROTECTION
    > Files that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the
    > DLL cache.
    > Insert your Windows XP Home SP 3 now".
    >
    > I inserted Dell CD #3.
    >
    > And again I got another message:
    >
    > "WINDOWS FILE PROTECTION
    > The CD you provided is the wrong CD. Please insert the Windows XP Home SP3
    > CD into your CD-ROM drive"
    >
    > And again I for the same messages listed above.
    >
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > I had received from Dell, at different times, 3 CDs:
    >
    > #1.-Operating System.-Reinstallation CD.-Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    > including Service Pack 1
    >
    > #2.-Operating System.-Already installed on your computer.-Microsoft XP
    > Home
    > Edition Service Pack 2
    >
    > #3.-Operating System.-Already installed on your computer.-Microsoft XP
    > Home
    > Edition Service Pack 3 for Ultra Low Cost Pcs.
    >
    > As I mentioned at the beginning, CD #3 was used for "clean install".
    >
    > Please let me know what should I do to correct the problems.
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    >
     
  3. rocasan

    rocasan Flightless Bird

    DL

    Thank you for your information.

    I believe you are suggesting that I perform another "clean install". Am I
    right?

    If that is the case, could you tell me how to perform a "complete clean
    install"?

    The reason I am asking you is that I have performed 2 "clean installs"
    during the last 4 years and I have found duplicate folders and files in the
    system.

    Please let me know how to perform a "complete clean install".

    Thank you once again.


    "rocasan" wrote:

    > Windows XP Home SP3
    > ===============
    >
    > In December 2009 I did a "clean install" using CD #3 from Dell.
    >
    > Because I was having problems with My Music (Icould not play any of the
    > songs) I decided to run SFC /SCANNOW and getting the following messages:
    >
    > "WINDOWS FILES PROTECTION
    > Files that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the
    > DLL cache.
    > Insert your Windows XP Home SP 3 now".
    >
    > I inserted Dell CD #3.
    >
    > And again I got another message:
    >
    > "WINDOWS FILE PROTECTION
    > The CD you provided is the wrong CD. Please insert the Windows XP Home SP3
    > CD into your CD-ROM drive"
    >
    > And again I for the same messages listed above.
    >
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > I had received from Dell, at different times, 3 CDs:
    >
    > #1.-Operating System.-Reinstallation CD.-Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    > including Service Pack 1
    >
    > #2.-Operating System.-Already installed on your computer.-Microsoft XP Home
    > Edition Service Pack 2
    >
    > #3.-Operating System.-Already installed on your computer.-Microsoft XP Home
    > Edition Service Pack 3 for Ultra Low Cost Pcs.
    >
    > As I mentioned at the beginning, CD #3 was used for "clean install".
    >
    > Please let me know what should I do to correct the problems.
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    >
     
  4. Chet

    Chet Flightless Bird

    On 2/2/2010 8:12 PM, rocasan wrote:
    > DL
    >
    > Thank you for your information.
    >
    > I believe you are suggesting that I perform another "clean install". Am I
    > right?
    >
    > If that is the case, could you tell me how to perform a "complete clean
    > install"?
    >
    > The reason I am asking you is that I have performed 2 "clean installs"
    > during the last 4 years and I have found duplicate folders and files in the
    > system.
    >
    > Please let me know how to perform a "complete clean install".
    >
    > Thank you once again.
    >
    >
    > "rocasan" wrote:
    >
    >> Windows XP Home SP3
    >> ===============
    >>
    >> In December 2009 I did a "clean install" using CD #3 from Dell.
    >>
    >> Because I was having problems with My Music (Icould not play any of the
    >> songs) I decided to run SFC /SCANNOW and getting the following messages:
    >>
    >> "WINDOWS FILES PROTECTION
    >> Files that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the
    >> DLL cache.
    >> Insert your Windows XP Home SP 3 now".
    >>
    >> I inserted Dell CD #3.
    >>
    >> And again I got another message:
    >>
    >> "WINDOWS FILE PROTECTION
    >> The CD you provided is the wrong CD. Please insert the Windows XP Home SP3
    >> CD into your CD-ROM drive"
    >>
    >> And again I for the same messages listed above.
    >>
    >> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> I had received from Dell, at different times, 3 CDs:
    >>
    >> #1.-Operating System.-Reinstallation CD.-Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    >> including Service Pack 1
    >>
    >> #2.-Operating System.-Already installed on your computer.-Microsoft XP Home
    >> Edition Service Pack 2
    >>
    >> #3.-Operating System.-Already installed on your computer.-Microsoft XP Home
    >> Edition Service Pack 3 for Ultra Low Cost Pcs.
    >>
    >> As I mentioned at the beginning, CD #3 was used for "clean install".
    >>
    >> Please let me know what should I do to correct the problems.
    >>
    >> Thank you.
    >>
    >>


    Check out XP Clean Install
    <http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html>

    hth
    --
    Chet <chesterefSPAM@NOThotmail.com>
     
  5. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    A clean install clears *everything* on your win drive, if you still have
    duplicate folders you didnt do a clean install
    Chet, gave you a link for how to clean install
    You would use Disk #1 for this, and once the PC is running use disk 2# then
    finally disk 3#

    "rocasan" <rocasan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0F00EF49-3318-440D-A1F5-8099E652AA5E@microsoft.com...
    > DL
    >
    > Thank you for your information.
    >
    > I believe you are suggesting that I perform another "clean install". Am I
    > right?
    >
    > If that is the case, could you tell me how to perform a "complete clean
    > install"?
    >
    > The reason I am asking you is that I have performed 2 "clean installs"
    > during the last 4 years and I have found duplicate folders and files in
    > the
    > system.
    >
    > Please let me know how to perform a "complete clean install".
    >
    > Thank you once again.
    >
    >
    > "rocasan" wrote:
    >
    >> Windows XP Home SP3
    >> ===============
    >>
    >> In December 2009 I did a "clean install" using CD #3 from Dell.
    >>
    >> Because I was having problems with My Music (Icould not play any of the
    >> songs) I decided to run SFC /SCANNOW and getting the following messages:
    >>
    >> "WINDOWS FILES PROTECTION
    >> Files that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the
    >> DLL cache.
    >> Insert your Windows XP Home SP 3 now".
    >>
    >> I inserted Dell CD #3.
    >>
    >> And again I got another message:
    >>
    >> "WINDOWS FILE PROTECTION
    >> The CD you provided is the wrong CD. Please insert the Windows XP Home
    >> SP3
    >> CD into your CD-ROM drive"
    >>
    >> And again I for the same messages listed above.
    >>
    >> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> I had received from Dell, at different times, 3 CDs:
    >>
    >> #1.-Operating System.-Reinstallation CD.-Microsoft Windows XP Home
    >> Edition
    >> including Service Pack 1
    >>
    >> #2.-Operating System.-Already installed on your computer.-Microsoft XP
    >> Home
    >> Edition Service Pack 2
    >>
    >> #3.-Operating System.-Already installed on your computer.-Microsoft XP
    >> Home
    >> Edition Service Pack 3 for Ultra Low Cost Pcs.
    >>
    >> As I mentioned at the beginning, CD #3 was used for "clean install".
    >>
    >> Please let me know what should I do to correct the problems.
    >>
    >> Thank you.
    >>
    >>
     
  6. rocasan

    rocasan Flightless Bird

    Thank you for the information. I will consider doing a "clean install".

    Have a nice day.

    "DL" wrote:

    > A clean install clears *everything* on your win drive, if you still have
    > duplicate folders you didnt do a clean install
    > Chet, gave you a link for how to clean install
    > You would use Disk #1 for this, and once the PC is running use disk 2# then
    > finally disk 3#
    >
    > "rocasan" <rocasan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:0F00EF49-3318-440D-A1F5-8099E652AA5E@microsoft.com...
    > > DL
    > >
    > > Thank you for your information.
    > >
    > > I believe you are suggesting that I perform another "clean install". Am I
    > > right?
    > >
    > > If that is the case, could you tell me how to perform a "complete clean
    > > install"?
    > >
    > > The reason I am asking you is that I have performed 2 "clean installs"
    > > during the last 4 years and I have found duplicate folders and files in
    > > the
    > > system.
    > >
    > > Please let me know how to perform a "complete clean install".
    > >
    > > Thank you once again.
    > >
    > >
    > > "rocasan" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Windows XP Home SP3
    > >> ===============
    > >>
    > >> In December 2009 I did a "clean install" using CD #3 from Dell.
    > >>
    > >> Because I was having problems with My Music (Icould not play any of the
    > >> songs) I decided to run SFC /SCANNOW and getting the following messages:
    > >>
    > >> "WINDOWS FILES PROTECTION
    > >> Files that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the
    > >> DLL cache.
    > >> Insert your Windows XP Home SP 3 now".
    > >>
    > >> I inserted Dell CD #3.
    > >>
    > >> And again I got another message:
    > >>
    > >> "WINDOWS FILE PROTECTION
    > >> The CD you provided is the wrong CD. Please insert the Windows XP Home
    > >> SP3
    > >> CD into your CD-ROM drive"
    > >>
    > >> And again I for the same messages listed above.
    > >>
    > >> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > >> I had received from Dell, at different times, 3 CDs:
    > >>
    > >> #1.-Operating System.-Reinstallation CD.-Microsoft Windows XP Home
    > >> Edition
    > >> including Service Pack 1
    > >>
    > >> #2.-Operating System.-Already installed on your computer.-Microsoft XP
    > >> Home
    > >> Edition Service Pack 2
    > >>
    > >> #3.-Operating System.-Already installed on your computer.-Microsoft XP
    > >> Home
    > >> Edition Service Pack 3 for Ultra Low Cost Pcs.
    > >>
    > >> As I mentioned at the beginning, CD #3 was used for "clean install".
    > >>
    > >> Please let me know what should I do to correct the problems.
    > >>
    > >> Thank you.
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  7. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Feb 3, 10:11 am, rocasan <roca...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > Thank you for the information. I will consider doing a "clean install".
    >
    > Have a nice day.
    >
    >
    >
    > "DL" wrote:
    > > A clean install clears *everything* on your win drive, if you still have
    > > duplicate folders you didnt do a clean install
    > > Chet, gave you a link for how to clean install
    > > You would use Disk #1 for this, and once the PC is running use disk 2# then
    > > finally disk 3#

    >
    > > "rocasan" <roca...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >news:0F00EF49-3318-440D-A1F5-8099E652AA5E@microsoft.com...
    > > > DL

    >
    > > > Thank you for your information.

    >
    > > > I believe you are suggesting that I perform another "clean install". Am I
    > > > right?

    >
    > > > If that is the case, could you tell me how to perform a "complete clean
    > > > install"?

    >
    > > > The reason I am asking you is that I have performed 2 "clean installs"
    > > > during the last 4 years and I have found duplicate folders and files in
    > > > the
    > > > system.

    >
    > > > Please let me know how to perform a "complete clean install".

    >
    > > > Thank you once again.

    >
    > > > "rocasan" wrote:

    >
    > > >> Windows XP Home SP3
    > > >> ===============

    >
    > > >> In December 2009 I did a "clean install" using CD #3 from Dell.

    >
    > > >> Because I was having problems with My Music (Icould not play any of the
    > > >> songs) I decided to run SFC /SCANNOW and getting the following messages:

    >
    > > >> "WINDOWS FILES PROTECTION
    > > >> Files that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the
    > > >> DLL cache.
    > > >> Insert your Windows XP Home SP 3 now".

    >
    > > >> I inserted Dell CD #3.

    >
    > > >> And again I got another message:

    >
    > > >> "WINDOWS FILE PROTECTION
    > > >> The CD you provided is the wrong CD. Please insert the Windows XP Home
    > > >> SP3
    > > >> CD into your CD-ROM drive"

    >
    > > >> And again I for the same messages listed above.

    >
    > > >> --------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------
    > > >> I had received from Dell, at different times, 3 CDs:

    >
    > > >> #1.-Operating System.-Reinstallation CD.-Microsoft Windows XP Home
    > > >> Edition
    > > >> including Service Pack 1

    >
    > > >> #2.-Operating System.-Already installed on your computer.-Microsoft XP
    > > >> Home
    > > >> Edition Service Pack 2

    >
    > > >> #3.-Operating System.-Already installed on your computer.-Microsoft XP
    > > >> Home
    > > >> Edition Service Pack 3 for Ultra Low Cost Pcs.

    >
    > > >> As I mentioned at the beginning, CD #3 was used for "clean install".

    >
    > > >> Please let me know what should I do to correct the problems.

    >
    > > >> Thank you.

    >
    > > .


    What a good opportunity to make life easier later.

    Create a new XP installation CD with SP3 slipstreamed into it using
    instructions that work. Save all your old CDs for a rainy day.

    Someday later, if you think sfc /scannow is needed or you just want to
    run it for the heck of it, it will actually work as expected.

    After you get your clean install and all with SP3, you can use your
    new XP SP3 installation CD to install the XP Recovery Console on your
    HDD as a boot option for the off day when XP decides to become
    cantankerous..
     
  8. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Jose wrote:
    > On Feb 3, 10:11 am, rocasan <roca...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >> Thank you for the information. I will consider doing a "clean
    >> install".
    >>
    >> Have a nice day.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "DL" wrote:
    >>> A clean install clears *everything* on your win drive, if you still
    >>> have duplicate folders you didnt do a clean install
    >>> Chet, gave you a link for how to clean install
    >>> You would use Disk #1 for this, and once the PC is running use disk
    >>> 2# then finally disk 3#

    >>
    >>> "rocasan" <roca...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:0F00EF49-3318-440D-A1F5-8099E652AA5E@microsoft.com...
    >>>> DL

    >>
    >>>> Thank you for your information.

    >>
    >>>> I believe you are suggesting that I perform another "clean
    >>>> install". Am I right?

    >>
    >>>> If that is the case, could you tell me how to perform a "complete
    >>>> clean install"?

    >>
    >>>> The reason I am asking you is that I have performed 2 "clean
    >>>> installs" during the last 4 years and I have found duplicate
    >>>> folders and files in the
    >>>> system.

    >>
    >>>> Please let me know how to perform a "complete clean install".

    >>
    >>>> Thank you once again.

    >>
    >>>> "rocasan" wrote:

    >>
    >>>>> Windows XP Home SP3
    >>>>> ===============

    >>
    >>>>> In December 2009 I did a "clean install" using CD #3 from Dell.

    >>
    >>>>> Because I was having problems with My Music (Icould not play any
    >>>>> of the
    >>>>> songs) I decided to run SFC /SCANNOW and getting the following
    >>>>> messages:

    >>
    >>>>> "WINDOWS FILES PROTECTION
    >>>>> Files that are required for Windows to run properly must be
    >>>>> copied to the
    >>>>> DLL cache.
    >>>>> Insert your Windows XP Home SP 3 now".

    >>
    >>>>> I inserted Dell CD #3.

    >>
    >>>>> And again I got another message:

    >>
    >>>>> "WINDOWS FILE PROTECTION
    >>>>> The CD you provided is the wrong CD. Please insert the Windows XP
    >>>>> Home
    >>>>> SP3
    >>>>> CD into your CD-ROM drive"

    >>
    >>>>> And again I for the same messages listed above.

    >>
    >>>>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>> -------------------- I had received from Dell, at different
    >>>>> times, 3 CDs:

    >>
    >>>>> #1.-Operating System.-Reinstallation CD.-Microsoft Windows XP Home
    >>>>> Edition
    >>>>> including Service Pack 1

    >>
    >>>>> #2.-Operating System.-Already installed on your
    >>>>> computer.-Microsoft XP
    >>>>> Home
    >>>>> Edition Service Pack 2

    >>
    >>>>> #3.-Operating System.-Already installed on your
    >>>>> computer.-Microsoft XP
    >>>>> Home
    >>>>> Edition Service Pack 3 for Ultra Low Cost Pcs.

    >>
    >>>>> As I mentioned at the beginning, CD #3 was used for "clean
    >>>>> install".

    >>
    >>>>> Please let me know what should I do to correct the problems.

    >>
    >>>>> Thank you.

    >>
    >>> .

    >
    > What a good opportunity to make life easier later.
    >
    > Create a new XP installation CD with SP3 slipstreamed into it using
    > instructions that work. Save all your old CDs for a rainy day.




    But OP said he/she had:

    >>>>> -------------------- I had received from Dell, at different
    >>>>> times, 3 CDs:

    >>
    >>>>> #1.-Operating System.-Reinstallation CD.-Microsoft Windows XP Home
    >>>>> Edition
    >>>>> including Service Pack 1

    >>
    >>>>> #2.-Operating System.-Already installed on your
    >>>>> computer.-Microsoft XP
    >>>>> Home
    >>>>> Edition Service Pack 2

    >>
    >>>>> #3.-Operating System.-Already installed on your
    >>>>> computer.-Microsoft XP
    >>>>> Home
    >>>>> Edition Service Pack 3 for Ultra Low Cost Pcs.


    It sounds like #3 is a full installation CD to me (at the SP3 level). OP
    should confirm.

    BTW, this is a photo of the Dell XP Pro installation CD (at SP3 level):

    http://softporal.ucoz.ru/Images14/DellOEMXPPROSP3OriginalrecoveryDisk_wm.jpg

    I am pretty sure that the only Dell XP Home installation CDs (at SP3
    level) are indeed the ones that accompany netbooks (AKA "ultra low cost
    PCs).
     
  9. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Daave wrote:
    > It sounds like #3 is a full installation CD to me (at the SP3 level).
    > OP should confirm.
    >
    > BTW, this is a photo of the Dell XP Pro installation CD (at SP3
    > level):
    > http://softporal.ucoz.ru/Images14/DellOEMXPPROSP3OriginalrecoveryDisk_wm.jpg
    >
    > I am pretty sure that the only Dell XP Home installation CDs (at SP3
    > level) are indeed the ones that accompany netbooks (AKA "ultra low
    > cost PCs).


    To OP:

    *If* you must perform a Clean Install, you might as well mike your life
    easier and use Disk #3 (assuming it is what I think it is).
     
  10. rocasan

    rocasan Flightless Bird

    I have decided yo do "clean install", using Dell CD #3.

    Thank you all for your help.

    Have a nice day.



    "Daave" wrote:

    > Daave wrote:
    > > It sounds like #3 is a full installation CD to me (at the SP3 level).
    > > OP should confirm.
    > >
    > > BTW, this is a photo of the Dell XP Pro installation CD (at SP3
    > > level):
    > > http://softporal.ucoz.ru/Images14/DellOEMXPPROSP3OriginalrecoveryDisk_wm.jpg
    > >
    > > I am pretty sure that the only Dell XP Home installation CDs (at SP3
    > > level) are indeed the ones that accompany netbooks (AKA "ultra low
    > > cost PCs).

    >
    > To OP:
    >
    > *If* you must perform a Clean Install, you might as well mike your life
    > easier and use Disk #3 (assuming it is what I think it is).
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  11. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    YW.

    Just make sure that you *really* perform a Clean Install. :)

    From your other post, it looked like you had performed a few parallel
    installs, which are not the same thing. Basically, you need to delete
    *all* the partitions (make sure your data is all backed up!!!), create a
    new partition and format it, and *then* install XP. I believe this guide
    was posted earlier:

    http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    Good luck!


    rocasan wrote:
    > I have decided yo do "clean install", using Dell CD #3.
    >
    > Thank you all for your help.
    >
    > Have a nice day.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Daave" wrote:
    >
    >> Daave wrote:
    >>> It sounds like #3 is a full installation CD to me (at the SP3
    >>> level). OP should confirm.
    >>>
    >>> BTW, this is a photo of the Dell XP Pro installation CD (at SP3
    >>> level):
    >>> http://softporal.ucoz.ru/Images14/DellOEMXPPROSP3OriginalrecoveryDisk_wm.jpg
    >>>
    >>> I am pretty sure that the only Dell XP Home installation CDs (at SP3
    >>> level) are indeed the ones that accompany netbooks (AKA "ultra low
    >>> cost PCs).

    >>
    >> To OP:
    >>
    >> *If* you must perform a Clean Install, you might as well mike your
    >> life easier and use Disk #3 (assuming it is what I think it is).
    >>
    >>
    >> .
     

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