Windows Vista Repair

The choice of Windows Vista repair methods depends on the type of problem that makes you system crash or type of the damage done to the system that prevents proper functioning, which may be quite difficult to determine if you are not a computer technician. However, don't hurry to pay from $250 to $500 or even more to computer repair services to the things you can so on your own. Chances are that he will use the same methods and tools as you'll find below. Below we suggest several general Windows Vista repair methods to use when the cause of the problem is unknown.

How to repair current Windows Vista and preserve all the settings, programs, user accounts, drivers, etc?

If you are not a computer expert or don't want to lose all you programs, settings or even data and them waste days of your life on the routine installation procedures, you should to use the following Windows Vista repair solutions:

(Only REAL working solutions, no useless "registry cleaners"!)

How to Repair Windows Vista? This question is not as frequent as how to repair Windows XP?, for a number of reasons. On the one hand, Windows Vista is more stable than XP, one the other hand, Vista is disliked by many users who prefer to stick to XP or shift to Windows 7. Anyway, for those who still use Vista, Windows Vista Repair options listed below may be of some real help.

What If Windows Vista Still Crashes: Advanced Windows Vista Repair Methods

Windows Vista repair methods listed below are not effective in all cases. Most of them won't repair the damage done to your system, for example, by a virus, or remove a virus (like the above solution). However, them the problem is caused by recent configuration changes or new installations, they may work.

System Restore

With the help of System Restore you cam roll back Windows Vista to the state when it didn't display any problems if your system is configured to create Restore Points, configuration backups that you can use later to fix you system if the need comes. Use the following guides to use System Restore:

  • Choose Start -> All Programs ->Accessories -> System Tools program group.
  • Click on the System Restore program icon.
  • Choose the "Choose a different restore point" option and then click Next
  • Choose the restore point that you want to use (the default one is recommended
  • Click Next
  • Now you are at the Confirm your restore point window. Click Finish to confirm your choice and start the System Restore process.
  • When prompted Are you sure you want to continue? Click Yes.
  • When you log in after restart you'll see the following message: System Restore completed successfully.

Windows Vista will need to restart to complete the System Restore process so save all unsaved files before you use this option. This may also fix 0xc0000005 error code.

Last Known Good Configuration

This is probably the most simple method (although not always effective) method. The instruction is pretty simple: reboot your computer and start pressing F8. After that you will see Advanced Boot Options Menu. Use arrow key to choose Last Known Good Configuration and press enter. Note: if you have several operating system installed on your computer, start pressing F8 AFTER choosing the OS. This option is limited to the HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet registry key. If won't affect or fix anything else.

Startup Repair

Startup Repair tool will fix missing or damaged system files that make Windows Vista crash at startup. You can use this tool if only you have Windows Vista installation CD.

  • Configure your computer to start from start from a CD or DVD
  • Insert the installation disc.
  • Reboot your computer.
  • If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc.
  • Choose your language and click Next.
  • Choose Repair your computer.
  • Choose the operating system you want to repair and click Next.
  • Now you'll be taken to System Recovery Options. Click Startup Repair.

If you have Startup Repair as a preinstalled recovery option on your computer:

  • Restart your computer and start pressing F8
  • On the Advanced Boot Options screen choose Repair your computer with the help of arrow keys and press ENTER
  • Choose your language and click Next.
  • Now you'll be taken to System Recovery Options. Click Startup Repair.

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