20. Vista DVD Repair Your Computer Options
Windows XP had Recovery Console, Windows Vista
has Repair Your Computer. Both have a part to play
in repairing your PC but the Windows Vista Repair
your computer option is far more user friendly.
To access the repair your computer options
proceed as follows:
1/ Switch on your PC.
2/ Quickly insert the Vista DVD
into your CD/DVD-ROM drive.
3/ A message will appear asking you to
Press any key to boot from CD/DVD.
4/ Press any key.
5/ A black screen will now appear with a progress
bar along the bottom. The legend say's
Windows is loading files.
6/ After the files have been loaded the
Language screen will appear.
7/ At the Install Windows Screen
press the Repair Your Computer
8/ Windows will now search for an operating
9/ After Windows had searched your system select
the operating system from the System
Recovery options box and press the
Next button. If you only have one operating
system on your machine, this will be the only one
10/ A list of recovery tools now appears as
- Startup Repair -
automatically fixes problems that are preventing
Windows from starting.
- System Restore - restores
Windows to an earlier point in time.
- Windows Complete PC Restore
- restore your entire computer from a backup.
You must have created a backup before you can
use this option.
- Windows Memory Diagnostics
- checks your computer for memory hardware
- Command Prompt - opens a
command prompt window
11/ Click on the option you require and follow
the onscreen instructions.