Now that many of us know how to use the XP Recovery Console Microsoft’s most recent OS does not contain one.
Not to panic we have a detailed article tha will help you all thorugh out how to use these fantastic new features
The Purpose of this article is to teach you how to do vista repairs when you have startup problems or you can’t
use the vista system restore option. There are two ways to use these options but it will all come down to whether
you have a Windows Vista install disk or if Vista was pre-installed on your OS you might have a ghost image on
your hard drive.
If you have the windows vista repair disk: (This should be your backup copy of Vista if you have one)
PLEASE NOTE: This Vista install CD can be run from within Vista. Just launch the CD once Vista has loaded up and
go to install, go > Install Now > Upgrade.
A- Boot up using the Vista install disc
B- You should see a display saying: “Windows is loading files”
C- Wait for few minutes you will get a language option. Select your language and press next.
C- On the install display click: “Repair your computer”
E- Windows will search and find your copy of Vista on the machine
F- Select the appropriate Vista copy and click next
G- You will now see the following options:
* Startup repair – This automatically fixes problems which are stopping Windows from starting
* System Restore – This will Restore Windows to an earlier point in time
* Windows Complete PC Restore – This will restore your entire Personal Computer – programs, system settings and
files – from a back up that you have previously created (Available in Windows Vista Business, Enterprise and
Ultimate editions only)
* Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool – This section checks your computer’s memory hardware for errors
* Command Prompt
H- Assuming you are using that option because you were not able to boot to Windows Vista select the system Restore
option and then adjust the date you want to go back to. If your OS is fine you can always use the startup repair
For those that have Pre-Installed and OEM versions: (please check with your manufacturer first. They may have
replaced these tools with their own.
A- Turn your computer on and start pressing the F8 key. If you see the Windows Vista Logo, that means you have gone
a step too far therefore you need to reboot and try again.
B- You may now get an advanced options screen. Select the “Repair your computer option” and hit enter.
C- Select your language and press next.
D- Write your user name and password and then next.
E- The recovery options should now appear.
F- Most of the time just using the system restore to set your computer back ought to solve your issue. If that is
not the case try the Startup repair option.
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