To repair some of the Vista problems that a user may have to face, Microsoft has included a system repair tool in the Windows Vista installation disc. Often simple enough operations that are carried out such as system updating, program installation or virus can cause system malfunctions. By running the repair tool, the system will automatically detect the errors and repair them. If the errors cannot be repaired automatically, then the system can be restored to a previous working state.
Instructions to repair Windows Vista system files
- Start out the procedure by inserting a Windows Vista Setup DVD into the DVD-ROM drive in your computer. Restart the system so that, it will boot from the disc.
- A new screen will be displayed from which you have to select the language that you prefer and the keyboard format. After you finish selecting your choices, click on the “Next” button.
- Click on the option “Repair your Computer”, which is located at the lower left corner of your screen.
- The Setup program will automatically detect the Windows Vista partition that is installed currently in your computer. Highlight this option in the “System Recovery Options” box and then click on the “Next” button.
- The program will start checking your system for errors and if any error is detected, it will automatically repair them. The “Startup Repair” screen will be displayed during this process.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete this process. If the program detects no errors, move on to the next step.
- Select the option “View advanced option for system recovery and support”, which is located in the “Startup Repair” window, which indicates, “Windows cannot repair this computer automatically”.
- Click on the “System Restore” button to display the list of restore points available for your system. A restore point is a snapshot of your computer’s data at a previous specific time. This previous time can be even days or weeks prior to the current date. By selecting the “System Restore” option, we are restoring your computer to this state.
- Selecting a restore point will erase any system errors that have occurred since that restore point. Choose a restore point and then follow the on-screen instructions to finish the restore process.
Follow these instructions to tackle any Vista problems that you may face in the future.