If your version of Windows Vista has recently crashed or become unstable then you can recover it to a more functional start by using the Windows Vista Startup Repair application that is integrated into your operating system. In this tutorial you will learn how to recover Windows Vista with ease.
How to Recover Windows Vista
1. Boot from CD or DVD
First you’ll need to boot form a bootable Vista CD or DVD. To do this make sure you are watching for the prompt to press any key while the computer is booting. If you miss it you will have to restart and try again. If you press the key in time the disc will boot.
2. Configuring Vista Setup
Now you’ll need to configure the desired time zone, language, and input options correctly. When you have finished configuring them to your liking, click Next. Now you’ll see the main Vista Setup Screen.
3. Setup Options
Click the “repair computer” option . Now you will a screen that is scanning for versions of Vista on your machine. The you will be shown a “System Recovery Options” window.
4. Recovery Options
now select the version of Vista you would like to repair and if necessary select any drivers as well. Click Next. If the recovery tool does not find any problems it will recommend a list of alternative tools. You should click the “Startup Repair” option in this case. Now the Startup Repair program will automatically scan your operating system for problems, and it will try to fix any problems found.
5. Repair window
The automatic repair process can take quite a while. So please be patient as Vista attempts to find and repair any problems on your computer. During the repair process expect your computer to reboot multiple times, which is normal and nothing to be worried about. During this process you may also be presented with a dialog box asking if you would like to restore your computer using System Restore.
6. Restore using System Restore
Click Cancel at the prompt to use system restore as there are better available options. All;ow the Repair scan to finish and if it could not repair automatically then you should send the information into Microsoft. Of course, you are not going to receive a response form them, however they will use this information to work out existing bugs and to improve the future versions of the Windows operating system. It is best to send this information in so others do not have to go through the misfortune of dealing with this problem in the future.
7. Finishing the Process
Now you have the option of clicking “Finish”, or you can select “View Advanced Tools” to see more options if this did not work for you. Try doing each one of the Advanced Tools options to see if they work for you. If all else fails you may need to hire professional assistance to regain full functionality of your operating system.
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