kahlil88

SFC asks for Win XP Pro CD2

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It seems every time I run system file checker (SFC) on a machine running Windows Media Center, at some point I get prompted to insert "Windows XP Professional CD2" which to my knowledge doesn't exist. I've tried various XP MCE discs as well as XP Pro discs and it rejects all of them.

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MCE is a 2-CD set (or a single "merged" DVD of the two CD's with appropriate SIF/INF changes). The first CD is just XP Pro and the second is the MCE additional software.

What version (2002, 2004, 2005?) and what is the disk source?

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MCE is a 2-CD set (or a single "merged" DVD of the two CD's with appropriate SIF/INF changes). The first CD is just XP Pro and the second is the MCE additional software.

What version (2002, 2004, 2005?) and what is the disk source?

The most recent machine I'm getting stuck on is running version 2002 with SP3.

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The most recent machine I'm getting stuck on is running version 2002 with SP3.
Uhhh.... MCE didn't have an SP3. This must be a kludged one for "slipstreaming" SP3 and (AFAIK) it's never been successfully done as the SP3 Slipstream overlays many components, including (but not limited to) Media Player.

Look here for more info on MCE.

Also google the following -

xp slipstream "media center edition" msfn

for any/all info that MSFN has on hand... there's a lot of info there.

edit - or are you referring to installing SP3 on top of MCE2002? Still, won't work unless you can manage to slip MCE2002 up to v2004 then apply any necessary "fixes". (haven't yet tried it).

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or are you referring to installing SP3 on top of MCE2002? Still, won't work unless you can manage to slip MCE2002 up to v2004 then apply any necessary "fixes". (haven't yet tried it).

Yes, I was referring to a system running MCE 2002 that has been updated to SP3. It seems a bit odd that it would ask for the original disc instead of just accepting one with newer versions of the system files.

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SFC will always ask for "originals" unless...

(see this post#8)

Besides, what do you think is on CD#2? Ever look?

Similar to upgrading a standard SP2 install to SP3... "newer" files are in a different place.

And now that I think about it, I believe your first post may be incomplete - is it asking for "CD2" or "Service Pack 2"???

Look here and here and here for various info.

Hope that clears thing up...

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SFC will always ask for "originals" unless...

(see this post#8)

Besides, what do you think is on CD#2? Ever look?

Similar to upgrading a standard SP2 install to SP3... "newer" files are in a different place.

And now that I think about it, I believe your first post may be incomplete - is it asking for "CD2" or "Service Pack 2"???

Look here and here and here for various info.

At one point SFC asked me for XP Pro SP2 and took the disc no problem, but at the very end of the scan it wants XP Pro CD2. Doesn't specify a version and I've tried single DVD as well as two-CD sets of MCE.

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:wacko:

Try this.

edit - PLEASE give the EXACT message you are getting, letter-for-letter! A search reveals little since you have both truncated and abbreviated the specific messages. Without that I can assist no longer.

BTW, just "switching" between various versions / builds (CDvsDVD) won't do a lot of good. You have updated your MCE with SP3 and no known way of accurately slipstreaming SP3 onto any RTM/OEM has been done (AFAIK). I think if you check on that, you'll find that the System expects a SP3 CD installation. Search the WWW on the subject of SFC against XP Home/Pro (not MCE) that was initially installed with (e.g.) SP2 then had SP3 applied then an SFC run to get my drift.

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:wacko:

Try this.

edit - PLEASE give the EXACT message you are getting, letter-for-letter! A search reveals little since you have both truncated and abbreviated the specific messages. Without that I can assist no longer.

BTW, just "switching" between various versions / builds (CDvsDVD) won't do a lot of good. You have updated your MCE with SP3 and no known way of accurately slipstreaming SP3 onto any RTM/OEM has been done (AFAIK). I think if you check on that, you'll find that the System expects a SP3 CD installation. Search the WWW on the subject of SFC against XP Home/Pro (not MCE) that was initially installed with (e.g.) SP2 then had SP3 applied then an SFC run to get my drift.

"Insert your Windows XP Professional CD2 now."

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Exact message is maybe THIS???

http://www.pchelpforum.com/windows-xp-2000/44423-sfc-scannow-question.html

Files that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the DLL cache...

Please insert your Windows XP Professional CD2 now.

And... I repeat! After installing an SP2 version, THEN installing SP3 on top, it, WILL ask for the SP2 cd. (did you check the links and do searches as I suggested?).

Your alternative if you INSIST on running SFC is to UN-install SP3 then run your scan, then re-install SP3.

WHY do you want to run SFC anyway? Any particular reason/need?

Another reference -

http://www.pctools.com/forum/showthread.php?54090-trouble-with-sfc-scannow

AGAIN! Do an Internet Search (Google, Yahoo, Bing, WHATEVER!) using THAT CHARACTER STRING (in quotes) and "SFC" (without quotes ) and you will (AGAIN!) see what I mean!

You MUST have a "slipstreamed with SP3" MCE for it to work, and, AGAIN, it is NEAR IMPOSSIBLE to accomplish (e.g. WMP11 gets WIPED when SP3 is slipped). Search THAT to see what I mean!

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Search for one piece dx tool , it includes mce sliptreamer for sp3.It is really because sp3 downgrade mce 4.0 to 3.8 so onepiece devloped the tool so all credit goes to onepiece and nonofabio.

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You mean this?

http://www.wincert.net/forum/topic/6897-tool-dxs-universal-updatepackaddon-creator/

Does it TRULY allow for "Emerald" to exist -and- MediaPlayer10? SP3 obliterates the MP10 inside of MCE, you know.

Heck, even OEM's use a special procedure to install Emerald. Want to see a directory listing of my Dell MCE DVD?

yes , this one include mediacentre slipstreamer better to intrigate wmp 11 addon by onepiece :: http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6442&sid=3d2b52082045cf9cf3643c22f0f5e3e0 .

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Posted (edited)

Better work on your terminology. These aren't Slipstreamers - they're Add-Ons/Add-On Creators.

Universal Creator can also integrate Service Pack 3 inside XP MCE 2005. Follow these steps (some screen are from italian XP but they are easily comprehensible)

Where are the images? Every single PNG is missing?
Again, I asked what about "Emerald" files?
Again, there is a second CD. Mine is an actual DVD with "special" COMMAND.TXT to add in those CAB files (Sonic, etc) -and- Emerald (Rollup 2).

Again, Emerald is an odd bird. It's been -extracted- (on my Dell OEM) and a special procedure used to install the sub-components. A hint right here (see that KB referenced?) -

http://www.wincert.net/forum/topic/11570-req-mce-2005-update-rollup-2-trueaddon-original/

...and here -

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/163667-nuhi-is-back-post-your-suggestions-here/#entry1057633

 

Please don't disregard my questions as I truly want to know. See this -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_XP_Media_Center_Edition

Also be aware that I've dug up a slew of info on XP MCE so I'm not stupid (see "odd bird" above). Almost the alternative is to inclused all Post-Rollup2 Updates (ignoring SP3) and all Post-SP3 to prevent "breaking" MCE.

 

Got any specifics, or am I to read all 12 pages (which I'm about to do right now)?

 

And please dont' tell me "Oh, yours is OEM!" because I'm fully aware Retail is nearly identical to OEM (disregarding MCE). Also note MCE is OEM no matter how you slice it. ;)

 

Edit - another reference (in the German nLite forum - not G-Force comments/links back to here).

https://www.win-lite.de/forum/windows-xp/windows-xp-media-center-edition-aus-2-cds-eine-iso-machen-und-dann-sp3-integrieren-wie-geht-das-am-einfachsten/

 

Not really sure but does SFC include all the Hotfixes and not obliterate them as well? Or does SFC disregard them and say you're screwed up? (I thing SCF will be happy though as in case one).

 

BTW, Wincert link is also in RVM. Please be aware that we here at MSFN are probably members of Wincert, RyanVM, and Reboot (as well as others). I know I am. :yes:

http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7622

 

Edit2 - OnePiece UR2 explanation?

http://www.eng2ita.net/forum/index.php/topic,6546.msg50503.html#msg50503

 

I'm seriously not in a situation (or the mood) to pull my Dell out to test this, as I would hav to swap HDD's so as to *not* destroy my Win7 Pro OEM Refurb install (activated). :no:

 

So, basically...

EXPLAIN THE STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURE HERE! You have a bad habit of never doing that. :crazy:

 

edit3 - Here's my point...

SP3 integration destroys your whole MCE, like WMP10, Royal Theme, Moviemaker and other stuff!!!  The best way is to install SP3 in your existing MCE SP2 installation.

So... HOW DO YOU CREATE THE MCE2005 Add-ON???? (Duh!!!)

 

edit4 - A reference inside AIO Post-SP3 Update Pack -

http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6438&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=2650&sid=8e296940fb6a2af9f942d171ab84b893

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