Sfa_inst.exe EXE Errors: Download and Troubleshoot

Last Updated: 05/12/2020
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EXE files such as sfa_inst.exe are categorized as Win32 EXE (Executable application) files. As a Smart File Advisor Setup file, it was created for use in Smart File Advisor by Alcohol Soft.

The first release in the Windows 10 Operating System for sfa_inst.exe was on 10/12/2016 inside Alcohol 120% 2.0.3.9326. This file release marks the latest and most updated version from Alcohol Soft.

In this short article, you will discover detailed file information, steps for troubleshooting EXE file problems with sfa_inst.exe, and list of free downloads for every version that exists in our comprehensive file directory.

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File Overview


General Information
File Name: sfa_inst.exe
File Extension: EXE file extension
Description: Smart File Advisor Setup
Object File Type: Executable application
Comments: This installation was built with Inno Setup.
File Operating System: Win32
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
User Popularity Rating:
 
Developer and Software Information
Software Developer: Filefacts.net
Software Program: Smart File Advisor
Legal Copyright: Copyright © 2010-2015 Filefacts.net
File Details
Character Set: Unicode
Language Code: Neutral
File Flags: (none)
File Flags Mask: 0x003f
Entry Point: 0x9c40
Code Size: 37888


What are sfa_inst.exe Error Messages?


sfa_inst.exe Runtime Errors

Runtime errors are Alcohol 120% errors that occur during "runtime". Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these EXE errors are triggered when sfa_inst.exe is attempted to be loaded either when Alcohol 120% is starting up, or in some cases already running. Runtime errors are the most common form of EXE error you will encounter using Alcohol 120%.

In most cases, sfa_inst.exe runtime errors occurring while the program is running will result in the program terminating abnormally. Most of these sfa_inst.exe error messages mean that Alcohol 120% was either unable to locate this file on startup, or the file is corrupt, resulting in a prematurely-aborted startup process. Generally, Alcohol 120% will be unable to start without resolving these errors.

Some of the most common sfa_inst.exe errors include:

  • sfa_inst.exe - Bad Image.
  • sfa_inst.exe Application Error.
  • sfa_inst.exe could not be found.
  • sfa_inst.exe could not be installed.
  • sfa_inst.exe could not be launched. Class not registered.
  • sfa_inst.exe could not be started.
  • sfa_inst.exe failed to initialize properly.
  • sfa_inst.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • sfa_inst.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
  • sfa_inst.exe is not running.
  • Cannot find sfa_inst.exe.
  • Error starting program: sfa_inst.exe.
  • Faulting Application Path: sfa_inst.exe.
  • The file sfa_inst.exe is missing or corrupt.
  • Windows failed to start - sfa_inst.exe.
System Error


The program can’t start because sfa_inst.exe is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

Finding the source of the sfa_inst.exe error is key to properly resolving these errors. Although most of these EXE errors affecting sfa_inst.exe will happen during startup, occasionally you will encounter a runtime error while using Smart File Advisor. This can occur due to poor programming on behalf of Filefacts.net, conflicts with other software or 3rd-party plug-ins, or caused by damaged and outdated hardware. Also, these types of sfa_inst.exe errors can occur if it has been accidentally moved, deleted, or corrupted by a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.



How to Fix sfa_inst.exe Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your sfa_inst.exe issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.


Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the sfa_inst.exe error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed Alcohol 120% (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Alcohol 120% software.

You can uninstall Alcohol 120% software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for Alcohol 120% 2.0.3.9326 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Alcohol 120% software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

Alcohol 120% 2.0.3.9326

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Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many sfa_inst.exe error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the sfa_inst.exe error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.



If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your sfa_inst.exe File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate sfa_inst.exe file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free sfa_inst.exe files for every applicable version of Alcohol 120%. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download sfa_inst.exe Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate Alcohol 120% folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Smart File Advisor\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.


GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve sfa_inst.exe problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.



Download sfa_inst.exe Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)


CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying sfa_inst.exe to your appropriate Windows system directory. Alcohol Soft typically does not release Alcohol 120% EXE files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing sfa_inst.exe and all other EXE files for Alcohol 120%. An incorrectly installed EXE file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

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