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    Windows Vista Repair - Good Job MS

    This is the first time i have praised Vista, on the whole it stinks in my opinion but i will give it credit where it is due.

    My desktop at work is a Vista machine, came in this morning to find it running like a dog. Rebooted and it wouldn't start, it looks like the registry was screwed.

    I thought i would try a repair of the install. I booted from the Windows disc and it was very easy to sort it out. In no time at all my machine was restored a few days and back up and running.

    Its much easier to repair a screwed install with Vista, good job MS.

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    Yes the Vista repair is quite impressive, just a matter of booting, selecting repair and it whizzes through it automatically and (for me anyway) normally works

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    It says something about the reliability of a system when it includes its own repair & restore tools, that's all I can say

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    It says something about the reliability of a system when it includes its own repair & restore tools, that's all I can say
    Would you buy a car with no spare tyre?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexPilot View Post
    Would you buy a car with no spare tyre?
    No. But it is expected and accepted that tyres wear down and can become damaged through no fault of your own due to their very nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    No. But it is expected and accepted that tyres wear down and can become damaged through no fault of your own due to their very nature.
    Most Linux installations have some sort of repair option. I'd be surprised if Apple don't provide some as well. Windows XP has a repair console, all server editions do.

    Disks can corrupt over time, it happens. You also don't bolt various bits of random machinery into your car, and replace the tyres with ones of different sizes, then still expect it to work.

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    We have created a WinRE PXE image and find that 9/10 this resolves most of the issues with Vista - beats having to Re-Image it too..

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    Yeah the recovery program is really good, had a lot of use out of it. I have to say that saying that vista comes with a repair tool should not be considered a bad thing!!! It mostly just runs chkdsk which tbh fixes most of the problems I've ever experienced with vista, other than people installing Spyware and viruses

    I used to work in PC world so ive seen the worst of the virus and spyware

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    Vista "repair"

    I have a Netgear SC101, never update that drive on a Vista without that boot disk. You have to remove the SC101 driver first then reboot, when you do, you mess up the boot drive (blue screen).
    Put in the Vista DVD and it fixed it. Don't remember if I did update that drive or just left it alone.

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    That Netgear SC101 is a POS. Why did you buy something that needs driver instead of a proper NAS?

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    Worth noting that 7 uses the same REpair system as Vista - harking to the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" situation. Came in handy the other day when my cousins kid with a power button fetish decided to rapidly turn my PC on and off lots of times.

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    I hope jabbed the child in the eye repeatedly to help him/her to understand that doing repetitive things like that to a computer is bad!

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    I wish

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    When you upgrade your software (Vista).. I didn't expect to have to upgrade my external hardware too. This was just a driver update for the SC101. Netgear tells you to delete the driver and restart in order to update to the new driver.
    I don't have $300+ for a proper NAS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    That Netgear SC101 is a POS. Why did you buy something that needs driver instead of a proper NAS?

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