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Windows File Protection in Win2000

By nbeighley@epochnetworking ·
I have been using win2000 on my Fujitsu Laptop for about 4 months and it has been working great until now. Whenever I start computer in the morning, I get a "Windows File Protection" messages and I am asked to insert the win2000 cd (this would be fine if it didn't happen 14 times a day while I was trying to work). I checked out the event log, and the system log basically says "windows file protection" all the way down the list. The log reports that certain files were attempted to be replaced, but doesn't tell me why. And for those of you who are going to suggest that I format the hard drive and re-install, I have already done that and it didn't make a difference. Can anyone out there help me?

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by calves In reply to Windows File Protection i ...

It's my experience that file errors are not always related to the software. A overheating processor, a faulty memory card, a bad hardware like soundcard or video card will also cause the OS not to work properly.
I know I am being vague here, but if you formatted your disk, re-install the OS and the problem persisted, may be is time to look for the root of the problem elsewhere.
Laptops are a little harder to test, so its my suggestion, to find a local Laptop/notebook specialist and explain what is going on, he will probably have spare hardware to test each component and find out which one is causing missfit.

Good luck!

You're not using the trial Win2K software, are you?

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My Yamaha Sound card does not have the proper drivers to work with Win2000. I wonder if that could be the source of the problem?

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by ec364 In reply to Windows File Protection i ...

The Windows? 2000 Professional operating system has a feature to meet, greet, and exorcise applications that mess with your Dynamic-Link Library (DLL) and executable files: Windows File Protection. This feature saves you from unsightly operating system and application mismatches. When an application isn't code-signed (a digital signature cryptographic technology that verifies the source of a system file) Windows File Protection won't let it pass.

If the affected file in use by the operating system is not the correct version, or the file is not cached in the Dllcahce folder, the Windows File Protection feature attempts to locate the installation media. If the installation media is not found, Windows File Protection prompts you to insert the appropriate media to replace the file or the Dllcache file version. This is what you're experiencing. One (or more) of your application has modified or attempting to modify one or more critical system files.

I would suggest that you delete theshortcut to programs

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