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Vista Recovery Disc

RandyL

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#1
I just downloaded it from NeoSmart and tried it. It seems to work pretty good. It's similar to the XP Recovery Console.

You can auto repair startup.
Do a System Restore.
Restore from backup.
Open a command prompt.
Check memory.

This might be a good tool to have for Vista especially on some OEM machines. I think on my HP my only option if Windows won't boot is a system restore or a full restore.

RandyL
 

Seth

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#2
Very interesting.

I've used the Vista Cd's repair functions a few times now. It's interesting that the startup repair is on that iso as that repair requires files from the Vista DVD.
 

Seth

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#4
Regarding specific Vista repair functions:

You can auto repair startup. - Excellent feature.
Do a System Restore. - Great. Unlike XP in which the OS must be intact in at least safe mode.
Restore from backup. - Most users will never use this.
Open a command prompt. - Mostly used for chkdsk if it's a valid command in that mode.
Check memory. - Much quicker to use a memtest cd if you're into software mem tests.