Many of us would tag Windows Vista as the most dissatisfying invention from Microsoft. But giving matters a rather positive approach, it would be better to say that Windows Vista was the first of its kind on many accounts. It was the first OS to give users a taste of what an impressive GUI should be. The ‘desktop gadgets’ and ‘exploding icons’ were indeed innovations, and have been followed suit in Windows 7 as well. However, as like any other computing platform, Vista too is prone to err at times. In case such issues seem irrevocable to you, the solution you’re seeking for is exactly what we’ve detailed in this post.
The Vista Recovery Disc
As you might know well, Windows platforms come with a plethora of recovery options. And as the Windows Vista help team points out, the rescue options included in the Vista installation disc happen to be the most effective of all for your Vista PC. By means of this disc, you can easily repair your Windows startup routine and boot into the OS even if the Master Boot Record (MBR) is corrupted. However, this measure is to be resorted to only when the recovery options on your hard drive don’t suffice to recover your PC.
According to the Windows Vista help crew, the following steps are in order for recovering your Vista PC by means of the recovery disc:
- Commence the procedure by inserting the Microsoft Vista installation disc into your computer and then rebooting it.
- Press any key on your keyboard to boot from the Vista installation CD, whereby the Language Settings screen shall appear.
- You may now choose your language from the drop-down list and click on “Next”.
- Select the option that reads “Repair Your Computer“, followed by “Next”.
- Select the installation for repairing and choose “Next”.
- Click on “Startup Repair” to repair the Master Boot Record or select “System Restore” to restore your computer to an earlier time. Allow the system to repair itself and reboot, after which Windows shall start normally.
- Finally, click on “Finish” to wind up the procedure.
Well, that’s it! You’ve successfully repaired your Vista PC by means of the Recovery disc. For any further assistance, do get in touch with Windows help.
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