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Have a Dell running xp with sp1 installed. Autoupdate downloaded and
installed sp2. Now, every time I boot up I get a message saying "corrupt
windows files" and to "reinstall xp from disk". However, system won't let me
do that! Tried system restore but always tells me to "pick a different date".
Can't seem to restore to a point prior to sp2 installation. Once I
acknowledge the boot up error message, everything seems to run OK however.
What's going on here! How do I get rid of this annoying bootup message. Is
something really wrong?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    In news:2CC28FE9-2F4D-4640-B91A-554C38CD3012@microsoft.com,
    The Maine Loon <TheMaineLoon@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:


    > Have a Dell running xp with sp1 installed. Autoupdate downloaded and
    > installed sp2. Now, every time I boot up I get a message saying
    > "corrupt windows files" and to "reinstall xp from disk". However,
    > system won't let me do that! Tried system restore but always tells me
    > to "pick a different date". Can't seem to restore to a point prior to
    > sp2 installation. Once I acknowledge the boot up error message,
    > everything seems to run OK however. What's going on here! How do I
    > get rid of this annoying bootup message. Is something really wrong?

    Have you tried booting into safe mode without networking and uninstalling
    SP2 and then trying to reinstall it with your AV turned off? Might work...

    Galen

    --

    "My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me
    the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am
    in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial
    stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for
    mental exaltation." -- Sherlock Holmes
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Please provide the exact text of the error message. The one referring to
    "corrupt windows files".

    Had you cleaned your computer of spyware / viruses before installing
    SP2? Was the SP2 installation from CD or download from Windows Update?

    --


    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
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    "The Maine Loon" <TheMaineLoon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news:2CC28FE9-2F4D-4640-B91A-554C38CD3012@microsoft.com...
    > Have a Dell running xp with sp1 installed. Autoupdate downloaded and
    > installed sp2. Now, every time I boot up I get a message saying
    > "corrupt
    > windows files" and to "reinstall xp from disk". However, system won't
    > let me
    > do that! Tried system restore but always tells me to "pick a different
    > date".
    > Can't seem to restore to a point prior to sp2 installation. Once I
    > acknowledge the boot up error message, everything seems to run OK
    > however.
    > What's going on here! How do I get rid of this annoying bootup
    > message. Is
    > something really wrong?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Some extra information:
    http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kb/en/document?dn=1090448&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19

    --


    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
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    "Gerry Cornell" <gcjc@tenretnitb.com> wrote in message
    news:eacqA$eGFHA.2744@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Please provide the exact text of the error message. The one referring
    > to "corrupt windows files".
    >
    > Had you cleaned your computer of spyware / viruses before installing
    > SP2? Was the SP2 installation from CD or download from Windows Update?
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    > Gerry
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    >
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    >
    > "The Maine Loon" <TheMaineLoon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > message news:2CC28FE9-2F4D-4640-B91A-554C38CD3012@microsoft.com...
    >> Have a Dell running xp with sp1 installed. Autoupdate downloaded and
    >> installed sp2. Now, every time I boot up I get a message saying
    >> "corrupt
    >> windows files" and to "reinstall xp from disk". However, system won't
    >> let me
    >> do that! Tried system restore but always tells me to "pick a
    >> different date".
    >> Can't seem to restore to a point prior to sp2 installation. Once I
    >> acknowledge the boot up error message, everything seems to run OK
    >> however.
    >> What's going on here! How do I get rid of this annoying bootup
    >> message. Is
    >> something really wrong?
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Actually, I Don't really see an "error" message perse' (no #). Headliner is
    "Windows File Protection" - Files that are required for windows to run
    properly have been replaced by unrecognized versions. Could effect stability"
    "Possible reasons for the problem..... Inserted wrong CD (different windows
    product CD than the version installed"

    that's it


    "The Maine Loon" wrote:

    > Have a Dell running xp with sp1 installed. Autoupdate downloaded and
    > installed sp2. Now, every time I boot up I get a message saying "corrupt
    > windows files" and to "reinstall xp from disk". However, system won't let me
    > do that! Tried system restore but always tells me to "pick a different date".
    > Can't seem to restore to a point prior to sp2 installation. Once I
    > acknowledge the boot up error message, everything seems to run OK however.
    > What's going on here! How do I get rid of this annoying bootup message. Is
    > something really wrong?
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    In news:E5802FC5-9109-4DCC-A3F2-B5C8B579814B@microsoft.com,
    The Maine Loon <TheMaineLoon@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:


    > Actually, I Don't really see an "error" message perse' (no #).
    > Headliner is "Windows File Protection" - Files that are required for
    > windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognized versions.
    > Could effect stability" "Possible reasons for the problem.....
    > Inserted wrong CD (different windows product CD than the version
    > installed"

    Well, if you can get into the OS (if I'm reading your first post right) try
    start > run > "sfc /scannow" without the quotes > hit the enter button. Have
    your XP installation CD handy as it will ask for it. Does that help?

    Galen
    --

    "My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me
    the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am
    in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial
    stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for
    mental exaltation." -- Sherlock Holmes
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