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VISTA 4th time Reinstalled!!

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#1 RobRoberto


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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:57 AM

I have had many issues with my Vista and this was the 4th time I have had to start fresh by reinstalling. This time the problem came after I tried to update ITunes to the newest version. When it finished I shut it down and restarted. Every time I clicked on IE8 it would pop up and shut down, and then it started saying "recovered tabs". And I was able to connect to the browser through Vista's welcome Center and I installed Google Chrome and IE9. Then still could not run any browsers. I went to safe mode and could connect just fine to teh the browsers though. But when I returned to normal mode it would not let me run the browsers. I tried to reinstall drivers, tried all the Vista back ups from previous versions but there were none there more than a day old. So I did a back up to a zip drive and restored after reinstalling Vista. Now I cannot find many of the documents and pictures that I had before.

I wonder if the back up did not back up "ALL files" as it was supposed to, or if the back up was unable to restore them for some reason??

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#2 Allan


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Posted 16 March 2011 - 11:36 AM

You might want to consider using disc imaging software, creating images on a regular basis to a separate hd. It will save you the need of continually reinstalling the OS from scratch.

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