|"When I run SCF I get the following " Files Needed for Windows to run Properly must be copied to the DLL Cache " INsert Windows XP Professional CD2 Now"|
As I said previously, all MCE versions are OEM versions and they come on 2 CDs.
All MCE versions are the same as XP Pro 32 bit versions with the same SP updates integrated into them or not integrated into them (e.g. MCE 2005 has SP2 updates; MCE 2002 may have no SP updates at all, or SP1 updates) , except that some features that most people do not use in Pro are not there in any MCE version, and the MCE versions have the additional major Media Center and associated programs, and additional multimedia support, which is why the MCE versions cannot fit on one CD.
XP Pro's Setup was modified to make the the first MCE version's Setup, and it appears from what I've found that it was not modified after that for later MCE versions -it has lots of bugs. Some times you get message about XP Pro (Professional), sometimes you get messages about MCE. The same bugs cause SFC to display messages about XP Pro.sometimes.
"I think it is saying the " professional " because of the Service Pak # 3. I think I have to remove that first before I can try and use CD2 from MPE Before Id othat I getting a copy of Service Pak #3 so I can replace once I try thr CD's."
It's saying Professional because of bugs in MCE - that has nothing to do with the SP3 updates.
"( WHen I put the Wind MCE #1 in the drive and did a compatabilty tab. I got the following response. " Computer version newer than the version on the CD " I think this is because its reading the service Pak #3"
Since when did you have any Recovery disks ?
Did you just make them, or did you make them before and just found them again ?
As I have already said in response 5 of your other Topic,
- it doesn't sound like the recovery disks are anything but a multi-disk archive - you probably can't repair Windows with them
- you probably can't use any of the disks in any case because SFC won't accept them as a valid source.
- even if making the Recovery disk set does make an actual Windows MCE re-installation CD one and two, the MCE 2002 CD's contents either have no SP updates at all, or have SP1 updates - SFC must have a source that has SP3 updates when SP3 updates have been loaded in Windows
As I have already said in response 5 of your other Topic,
- if there is a listing for SP3 updates in your Add or Remove Programs list,.un-install them.
This is ESPECIALLY important to do when you re-install the SP3 updates or ANY Windows SP updates again.
It's ALSO a good idea to do this BEFORE you un-install them. If you have Symantec (Norton) anti-malware software installed UN-INSTALL IT !
NOTE that sometimes the resident module(s) of anti-malware programs - a part that runs all the time scanning for suspicious activity - will interfere with the proper installation of third party software, the software will not install properly, and you may get no indication of that at all while installing the software.
To avoid that possibilty, you should always DISABLE the resident module(s) of anti-malware programs, BEFORE you install third party software (software other than most Microsoft Updates, etc., that did not come with Windows ), especially when it's a major or complicated software package.
E.g. if you are using the free or paid version of AVG, you should disable the Resident Shield in AVG's 's settings in Windows. In Norton (Symantec) products, there may be several things you need to disable, or set so they don't load for a specific short amount of time.
If you don't know how to do that, tell us which anti-malware software you are using.
When you are sure the software has installed correctly, re-enable the resident module(s).
After the SP3 updates have been un-installed look in Add or Remove Programs again.
If there is a listing for SP1 updates, that indicates MCE 2002 had no SP updates at all - un-install the SP1 updates.
If there is a listing for SP2 updates, that either
- indicates MCE 2002 had no SP updates at all -
- or - MCE 2002 had SP1 updates
- un-install the SP2 updates.
THEN SFC /scannow MAY work, however, because of bugs in MCE, I know that sometimes SFC will NOT accept the CD as a valid source even when it's the right one.
NOTE that if Sony has placed the \i386 folder on the hard drive, you probably won't need to insert a CD.
Bugs during a Setup from scratch....
When you initially install the OEM CD set, about 2/3 of the way of loading files from the first CD, Setup asks for the second CD, but the title it asks for does NOT match the volume label of the second CD.
At that point you insert the second CD in the SAME drive, and Setup will then continue.It loads files from the second CD, then Setup asks for the first CD, but the title it asks for ALSO does NOT match the volume label of the first CD.
At that point you insert the first CD in the SAME drive, and Setup will then continue, and finish successfully
Bugs during a Repair installation of Windows (you're running Setup again without deleting data you have added)....
When you use the OEM MCE 2 CD set to do a Repair installation of Windows procedure (repair an existing installation of Windows without deleting any of the data you have added to the partition Windows was installed on), the first CD loads fine, but when it asks for the second CD, the title it asks for does NOT match the volume label of the second CD, and Setup WILL NOT accept the second CD as a valid source of files.
If you quit Setup at that point, if the files that needed to be replaced or copied because they were missing were all on the first CD, then XP MCE will have been repaired fine, if running the Repair installation procedure can fix the problem (sometimes it can't).