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Solved can i use i386 folder from another windows xp pro

December 14, 2012 at 18:46:37
Specs: xp pro sp3, intel pentium 4 3066 GHz/1000 mb

I have hp compac dx2200 MT release date 2006. Win xp pro sp3 clean installed on it two years ago.
I need to run SFC /scannow to repair system files. But the i386 folder is missing. I don't have win installation cd.
can I copy the i386 folder from {hp pavillion 775y that has xp pro sp3, to the (hp compac dx2200 MT, xp pro sp3) to run SFC /scannow.
The hp pavillion 775y originally came with xp pro sp1 & updated to sp3.
Thanks, appreciate your help.

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December 14, 2012 at 21:35:53
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1: i386 is XP.

2: Your i386 may be hidden, unhide your files.
Folder Options
To access: Control Panel > Folder Options or My Computer or Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options,
tick/check > Show hidden files and folders. Also uncheck > Hide protected operating system files. Click > Apply & OK.
How to see hidden files in Windows
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...
Registry checks.
1. Click “Start” -> “Run…” (or press Windows key + R)
2. Type “regedit” and click “Ok”.
3. Find the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL
4. Look at the “CheckedValue” key… This should be a DWORD key. If it isn’t, delete the key.
5. Create a new key called “CheckedValue” as a DWORD (hexadecimal) with a value of 1.

3: Using the borrowed i386 is Ok, as long as it matches your version.

4: You will be better off making your own copy of XP, using i386 & SP3.

5: Put the i386 folder in the appropiate place on your HDD.

6: How to Create a Bootable Windows XP Setup CD/DVD on a System with Windows Pre-loaded
http://www.howtohaven.com/system/cr...



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