Can't find C:\I386 ???

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  1. MrAnon

    MrAnon New Member

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    So I want to reinstall XP on my other computer. It has one to many viruses and whatnot on it to operate in a manner that doesn't drive me crazy. However, I don't know where my install disk is. So I turned to the internet. And I found this tutorial:

    How to Create a Bootable Windows XP Setup CD/DVD from a Pre-loaded/Preinstalled Windows System (howtohaven.com)

    Only problem is, I can't find the file "C:\I386". It only leads me to assume that it was deleted sometime ago. Is there a way to download the files that are in this file, because searching the internet has lead me nowhere.

    All help is appreciated, thank you.
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi,
    I noticed this when reading your above link:

    ''If your PC or laptop came from the major PC vendors like HP, Dell or Acer, chances are that there is an I386 folder at the root of drive C:, unless you've deleted it.''

    You'll only really see the above folder if your system came with xp pre-installed, is this so?
     
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  3. MrAnon

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    Are you asking if it's an OEM or what-not?
    If so, yes. It should be there. Which is why I'm asking if there's a place to download these files.
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Try this: Rightclick on command prompt and run as admin. Type:

    sfc /scannow

    Press enter. The file checker should run though and replace what's missing.. (hopefully)
     
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    The I386 folder is only present on installation sources such as CDs or DVDs.
    It probably never existed on your computer and certainly not on drive C:

    If your computer has a (hidden) restore partition, it may be there, but in XP times very few
    computer makers used this. Mostly they just gave you the CD.

    I know this is not exactly kosher but you could go Torrents and download an ISO to copy to a CD.
    If you have a vaild product key to register it with, nobody's any the wiser.
     
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