Re: System Error
From: R. C. White (RCWhite_at_msn.com)
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 00:00:37 -0600
Thanks for clarifying which programs you are trying to run. I'm not
familiar with those utilities, but someone here might recognize them and
give you specific advice.
After typing "sfc /scannow" (without the quotes, but including the space
before the "/"), just click OK or press the Enter key.
When I click Start | Help and Support, and then type "system file checker "
(with or without the quotes) into the Search box and press Enter (or click
the green arrow), I get a list of 10 hits. The bottom one is for SFC. This
screen explains that "You must be logged on as a member of the
Administrators group to run sfc", which I failed to mention.
Computers that come with WinXP pre-installed usually have OEM versions of
Windows that have been customized by the Original Equipment Manufacturer
(such as Dell or HP - or your local computer assembler). Your particular
model may have some method other than SFC to restore the operating system
files. If you tell us the make and model of your computer, someone here
might know about special procedures for that product.
I'm still very surprised to see any current version of software expecting to
run "the Win16 Subsystem", Protected Mode, and Autoexec. I still think that
you should be asking Canon - not Microsoft - about this.
-- R. C. White, CPA San Marcos, TX firstname.lastname@example.org Microsoft Windows MVP "Randy" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:596FA970-EF1D-49CE-9C52-16CC7D171A75@microsoft.com... > To clear up my original message. I had used this Canon disk previously on my system and all programs installed perfect so I know this did work with XP previously. The programs that I want to put on are Canon utilities the zoombrowzer and photo edit utilities not the WIA drivers from the camera. I use a cardreader to download my pics therefore do not reqiure the camera drivers. The camera is the A40 which is XP compatable. > > A question regarding your info on the system file checker. I tried to run this and it would not work. Do I click start then choose run then enter: sfc / scannow ? I could not get this to run. Is this exactly how I should have done this? I checked the windows help and could not find anything regarding "System File Checker".