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How to perform a SFC /SCANNOW without the CD

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Dows anyone know How to perform a SFC /SCANNOW without the CD
asked Jan 3, 2012 by anonymous  
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Every so often a Windows installation becomes corrupt. In some cases this can be fixed by running System File Checker but this normally requires the orginal build cd.

The workout around for this to change the key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Setup\SourcePath

sfc /scannow should now run without the cd.

In some cases you may need the i386 folder on the C: drive and also modify the ServicePackSourcePath key.

answered Jan 3, 2012 by anonymous  
edited Sep 17, 2012 by sarwana
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