Windows Tips: SFC Without Installation Disc

One of the many tips in the windows system is SFC.

SFC stands for System File Checker which allows users to scan for and restore corruptions in Windows system files. SFC can be found in Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. If you are using Windows Vista, then you can use the Windows Resource Protection as a substitute for SFC.

Since we will restore a "corrupt registry" using the SFC, you are prompted to insert Windows Installer CD in accordance with the system you use. The problem is how if you do not have the Windows Installation CD but you have a Master Installer on your hard disk. Could we run SFC without using the CD, but using the Master Installer on our HDD? If it becomes your problem, try some of these tips bellow:
  1. Copy the i386 folder from Installer Windows CD to drive C: or D: on your PC. Let's just say you put it in drive D:
  2. Change the source file in the registry to "D:\". Look in the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup and change the value of SourcePath to D: (customized to your location) and also change the value of ServicePackSourcePath to D: (customized to your location).
  3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion, change the value of SourcePath to D:\ i386 (the drive adjusted to the location of i386 folder on your PC).
  4. Press WindowsKey + R, and type "sfc /scannow" (without quotes) and click OK.
  5. That’s all, if you have difficulty, re-view the steps above carefully.
So, if there are some corruptions in your "Windows system" file, do not think to reinstall especially reformat your hard disk. But, identify the main problem first and try several methods related to your problem.
I hope the "tips" repairing windows above useful to you, see you next time.
Thanks to ErEll4’s Blog at


  1. Kebetulan banget nih.. O begitu ya... Makasih banget ya infonya.. tak bookmark dulu deh.. Salam kenal sob

  2. oke akhtam, salam kenal juga...
    sering-sering mampir yah...
    btw blog ente kontennya unik juga

  3. Akhatam memang blogger lama sob... Sudah senior..

  4. thnx so much god bless u

  5. Good stuff, you can point this to a virtual drive as well