File System Tweaks - Restore Windows Protected Files

If you are having problems with a Windows file reporting errors then you can Restore it to its original by following the steps below:

  1. Click the "Start" button, and click on "Run"
  2. In the "run" box type "Sfc /scannow" and press "OK" at this point you may be asked for the Windows XP Installation disk.

Just sit back for a few minutes while windows checks all its protected files are intact.

The above procedure will verify that ALL Windows Protected files are intact "i.e. are the originals from the cd". You may or may not be asked for the Installation cd depending on whether the installation files were copied to your hard drive during installation.



Lex van der Horst

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