Does such a tool exist?



Ken
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
Maybe I just don't know about it, but I don't think there's such a thing...
Does MS have a tool that can run in XP and check the basic installation of
the OS? Since MS is the maker of the OS, it seems as if there should be such
a tool. I have various little problems with XP, nothing too major, but also
nothing I can solve on my own. In the past I have had to rely on third-party
products like Norton System Works to check my OS, but they never seem to
really work well.
Does MS have such a tool? Is one in development?

Jim
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
Like for example the system file checker, aka sfc?
"Ken" <Ken@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Maybe I just don't know about it, but I don't think there's such a
thing...
> Does MS have a tool that can run in XP and check the basic installation of
> the OS? Since MS is the maker of the OS, it seems as if there should be
such
> a tool. I have various little problems with XP, nothing too major, but
also
> nothing I can solve on my own. In the past I have had to rely on
third-party
> products like Norton System Works to check my OS, but they never seem to
> really work well.
> Does MS have such a tool? Is one in development?
>

guestfromhell
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
theres the repair facilty on the CD, but that doesnt tell you whats
wrong, it just blindly replaces everything without losing any of your
settings.

(does CLint Eastwood impression) You gotta ask yourself, punk, do you
really wanna knowwhats wrong or do you just want it fixed?

:-D


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Royce
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
SFC.exe Scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with
correct Microsoft versions. Not sure if this is what your looking for, but
you can give it a shot. Goto Start > Run > type in: sfc /scannow

"Ken" wrote:

> Maybe I just don't know about it, but I don't think there's such a thing...
> Does MS have a tool that can run in XP and check the basic installation of
> the OS? Since MS is the maker of the OS, it seems as if there should be such
> a tool. I have various little problems with XP, nothing too major, but also
> nothing I can solve on my own. In the past I have had to rely on third-party
> products like Norton System Works to check my OS, but they never seem to
> really work well.
> Does MS have such a tool? Is one in development?
>

Ken
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
Well, SFC - while not sounding quite like what I am looking for - I thought
I'd try it anyway, but this brought up another unexpected problem...
Apparently I would have to have a windows XP sp2 disk to make that work. It
kept asking for my installation CD which I have, but it's XP sp1, so it would
reject it. So, I have no way for SFC to complete it's taks.
As for my original request, I am for example experiencing things like this:
everytime I reboot the machine, no matter how I had windows set to look, it
comes back after the reboot looking like win 2k style - and I have to go
reset it to look like XP style. Not a huge problem at all, but just an
example that some small thing is wrong with my overall XP install. I think MS
should have a product that can check through all of the original XP OS files
and correct anything that's out of order. I also realize that each software
product we install can add hundreds of other files to windows, but those can
be bypassed, as to just check all original XP files. Oh well, my search goes
on...
Thanks for all the responses.


"Royce" wrote:

> SFC.exe Scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with
> correct Microsoft versions. Not sure if this is what your looking for, but
> you can give it a shot. Goto Start > Run > type in: sfc /scannow
>
> "Ken" wrote:
>
> > Maybe I just don't know about it, but I don't think there's such a thing...
> > Does MS have a tool that can run in XP and check the basic installation of
> > the OS? Since MS is the maker of the OS, it seems as if there should be such
> > a tool. I have various little problems with XP, nothing too major, but also
> > nothing I can solve on my own. In the past I have had to rely on third-party
> > products like Norton System Works to check my OS, but they never seem to
> > really work well.
> > Does MS have such a tool? Is one in development?
> >


Does such a tool exist?