How to fix Error While Running System File Checker?

Solution summary

If you are prompted to insert a Windows® XP SP2 CD when you try to run the System File Checker, then follow the easy 2-step resolution and the System File Checker will run without the error message.

The System File Checker tool enables users to recover Windows® system files by scanning for and restoring the corrupted files in Microsoft® Windows®.

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Step 2


Click ”Start” and Type ”regedit”:
Click ”Start”, click ”Run”, type ”regedit” in the ”Open” box, and then click ”OK”.

Step 2

Modify Registry

In the right pane, right-click ”ServicePackSourcePath”, click ”Modify”, type ”%windir%ServicePackFiles”, and then click ”OK”.

You have successfully resolved the error that occurred while running System File Checker on your system. Now, you are ready to run System File Checker without any interruption. We recommend you to install an antivirus software to avoid this kind of error in the future.

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