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Aug 20, 2012

Repairing Windows Vista with Win Vista Installation Disk

Despite being a feature-packed operating system, Windows Vista essentially runs into problems at times. This means that you will remain stuck unless you repair Windows Vista. To help you get rid of such problems, Windows Vista has a built-in system repair utility. Follow the steps given below and repair your Windows Vista computer:
1. Before you begin, make sure that you have the original Windows Vista setup disk. If Windows Vista came preinstalled with your PC, then you must have a mirror image of it on your hard drive.
2. Remove all the peripherals attached to your Vista PC like router, printer etc. Insert the installation disk in the CD\DVD-ROM drive and boot your PC. When prompted, press a key (any key) on the keyboard to initialize the process. Wait while Windows loads your files, settings etc.
3. When prompted, select your language, time & currency format, keyboard or input method, and hit Next. In the next window, click the Repair your computer option.
4. On the System Recovery Options window, you will see the installation copy of Vista. Select it and press Next. Click the Startup Repair option and hit Next. The repair process will begin, with Vista being diagnosed for problems. The Startup Repair tool will also show the problem that is being diagnosed.
5. While the process is going on, your PC might reboot several times as a part of the normal repair course. So don’t worry. Further, you might also see a dialog box saying ‘Do you want to restore your computer using System Restore?’ during the process. It is also a part of the normal course, so don’t be worried and exit the box by clicking Cancel.
6. When repaired successfully, the process will return a success message. If the repair utility was unable to repair, it will show a message similar to Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically and may prompt you to report this to Microsoft. You can choose to or not to send information to Microsoft.
7. If you click the Don’t send link, you will return to the Startup Repair screen with options to View diagnostic and repair tools and View advanced options for system recovery and support. You can choose either one to proceed. You can choose from System Restore, Windows Complete PC Restore, Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool, and Command Prompt utilities.
8. If the problem has been resolved, exit all the programs, remove the disk, and reboot the PC. Or else click Finish to exit the process, remove the disk and reboot your PC. You can contact an expert Microsoft technician for help if you don’t want to repair on your own.

***If you don’t find any recovery option in your PC, then contact your computer manufacturer. It does happen that manufacturers often replace the tools to customize them.

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