Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-30-09, 05:57 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 467
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Help with Windows XP

I am getting the Windows File Protection pop up. I'm pretty sure my software is legit but I bought the computer used and do not have a windows cd or any way to verify anything.

I went to this website to disable Windows File Protection but there is too much computer lingo for me. I am about average with computers although some stuff I'm really good at (i.e. can type 70 wpm) and some stuff like this not so good at:

Can someone who's good with computers put it in simple instructions for me?


1. How do I "Make a backup the SFC_OS.DLL in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 directory. "
2. How do I "Make an additional copy of SFC_OS.DLL called SFC_OS1.DLL and open it in a hex editor. "

I think everything else I understand, but I don't know how to make a backup or how to open with hex editor.
PunkMartyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-09, 09:29 AM   #2
On my TARDIScycle!
KingTermite's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,925
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
1. Do these:
a. Open windows explorer and nativate to the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 directory.
b. Right click on SFC_OS.DLL and click copy.
c. right click in directory anywhere that is NOT on a file.
d. It will create a new file with a name something like "copy of SFC_OS.DLL".
e. Right click on that new file and select RENAME.
f. Type a new file name. Something like "BACKUP_SFC_OS.DLL".

You have just made a backup (e.g. copy of the file) with a new name.

2. Do this:
a. Do same thing as step 1, but give the new file name "SFC_OS1.DLL".
b. You don't that I know of have a hex editor built in to windows. You'll have to download and install one. A hex editor that I like is called febooti because it integrates into your File Explorer properties dialog.
c. Go to and download/install febooti.
d. Once febooti is installed, you can get to it through file properties in Windows Explorer.
e. Right click on the file "SFC_OS1.DLL" and select properties.
f. There is now a "Hex Editor" tab in that dialog box.
g. Make any changes it tells you to in that hex code and click OK.
h. When it closes, it will ask you if you want to save the file. Select "yes".

If you still have trouble post back here, or PM me. I can help you more if you need it.
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-09, 10:28 AM   #3
always rides with luggage
bigbenaugust's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: KIGX
Bikes: 2009 Fantom CX, 2012 Fantom Cross Uno, Bakfiets
Posts: 2,049
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 112 Post(s)
He probably borked his machine so hard that BF is but a distant memory to him now.
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX, and a Bakfiets
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014), 2008 Citizen Folder (2015)
Non-Bike hardware: Xubuntu / BunsenLabs Linux / Devuan / Raspbian / Mac OS 10.6 / Android 4.4 / LineageOS 13
bigbenaugust is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:27 AM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.