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Can't Repair Vista Using Install Disc


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#1 illumin8r

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 12:11 PM

My Vista system is so screwed up that I can't install SP2. Even Microsoft Tech Support gave up after 3 days and 6 or 7 hours of phone calls and online chat. Now, I wan't to install Win 7 and need to do a really good backup to use with Windows Transfer Wizard, but I need the Vista OS to be as up-to-date as I can make it. I think part of my problem goes back to a now-long-removed installation of WinStep Extreme, but I'm not sure. In any case it seems that my index hierarchy is totally out of whack. All the usual measures (i.e.: DSKCHK, etc) weren't successful, so wanted to run Vista Repair from Disk, but the screen doesn't offer me the "REPAIR" option. Now, what?

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 02:04 PM

hi,,,, shove the recovery disc in the drive and open command prompt with admin level and run a system file check
sfc /scannow ,,,,,, this is the command to copy and paste in the prompt,,,
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...a-system-files/
just the sfc/scannow is the one you want,,,,
good luck.
Figgis,,,, LUFC




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