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Is There A Way To Repair Vista Files Without Doing A Full Recovery?


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#1 tia08

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 07:38 AM

Is there a way to repair vista files without doing a full recovery?

Like is there a way to fix corrupted files instead of doing a full vista recovery?
I don't wanna lose all my files that's why.



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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 08:53 AM

Hi tia08

You could try using the System File Checker, it may be able to help. http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

1. Click Start
2. Then run.
3. Type sfc /scannow
4. Press enter.
5. Follow the prompts

The SFC works by checking Windows system files and replacing the damaged files.
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 08:56 AM

^^ I did that but it didn't help.
I recently did it but it didn't help the problem i'm having.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 09:32 AM

You may be able to do a repair install of vista, that may help. http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-re...tall-vista.html
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 09:48 AM

will that delete everything i have?

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 10:47 AM

tia, this is a quote from the repair install link:

This will allow you to repair your Vista installation and keep all of your personal user account files, settings, and programs. You will be performing a Upgrade Install from within your currently running Vista.


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Posted 02 October 2008 - 10:48 AM

In most cases a repair install shouldn't delete your files, but thats not to say that it couldn't happen. Before undertaking a repair install of any operating system it is always good practise to make backups of all the files, just in case.

edit: typo

Edited by nigglesnush85, 02 October 2008 - 10:49 AM.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 03:34 PM

I had the same problem. I used Digeus Registry Cleaner to solve this.
It helped me, maybe it will help you.

you can find it here: http://www.digeus.com/products/regcleaner/index.html

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 05:21 PM

I had the same problem. I used Digeus Registry Cleaner to solve this.
It helped me, maybe it will help you.

you can find it here: http://www.digeus.com/products/regcleaner/index.html


The use of registry cleaners should only be used as a last resort they have the potential to do more damage than they 'fix' If you are using a registry cleaner, always make a full backup of the registry just in case something goes wrong.
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