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Try a Startup Repair and / or a System Restore using a Microsoft Vista DVD

Manufacturers recovery disks do not normally have repair options; thay are normally a reinstall to Factory Settings option only.


Here is the guide to using the Repair Options while using a Microsoft Vista DVD.

If a friend or work acquantance of yours has one, you may borrow and use it for repairs.


Table of Contents

  1. Overview of the Windows Vista Repair options
  2. How to perform an automatic repair of Windows Vista using Startup Repair
  3. Advanced tools overview
  4. Conclusion


If you do not have or can not borrow a Microsoft DVD there is a download of a Vista Startup Repair ISO file available which you can make into a Bootable disk to do the above Startup Repair and that method is recommended by a lot of posters in these Forums.

Unfortunately, you have to buy it.

Here is a link to it:





If you wanted to do a reinstall, where you lose all Data, you press F11 at Boot.








Bill Smithers - Microsoft MVP July 2013 - Dec 2020

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