Repair Windows® Vista®
Learn how to repair Windows Vista files
Sometimes, your Windows Vista-based system might not work or fail to start up. If the files in your Windows Vista computer are damaged or corrupted you might face problems in opening the file. Most often these are due to problems encountered when the file is being saved. This also includes power loss when the file is being saved. To avoid this you can use an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) or make sure the PC is shut down properly. In most cases if the damage is not hardware related, it can be repaired by following some simple steps like system restore. This will restore the factory settings.
Various guidelines for repairing Windows Vista files are as follows:
- Ensure that the problem is not hardware related
- Perform the system restore function
- Fix the file errors
- Reinstall Windows Vista
Ensure that the problem is not hardware related
You can find out the problem which affected your system. You can find out if your system has a software related problem if you are able to start the computer in the safe mode. You can proceed to the next step. If you proceed your system will start up automatically. If not the problem might require technical assistance.
Perform the system restore function
Windows Vista provides the system restore option to restore the operating system and all files to a point when the system was functioning normally. You can access this function by clicking the ‘Start’ button on the taskbar first, and then click all ‘Programs.’ Next click ‘Accessories,’ ‘System tools’ and ‘System restore’ in that order. Now reboot your computer in order to finish the system restore.
In order to check your hard drive for errors, go to ‘My Computer’ and right-click on any drive for checking and then choose ‘Properties.’ Navigate over the ‘Tools’ tab and click ‘Check Now’ under ‘Error-checking.’ Finally, check the boxes with “Automatically fix file system errors” and “Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors” options. Now once again restart your PC to start the hard disk repair process.
You should always remember that reinstalling Windows Vista will delete all the files in the hard drive. So you should restart the computer after inserting the installation disk. This is because your system will start functioning on the new operating system only when it is restarted.