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Vista systems error

by Robin1955 / March 19, 2012 4:53 PM PDT

If vista systems repair can not fix an errror, what can fix it?
Is there something free out there I can use, or something from Microsoft?

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What error?
by KenHusveg / March 19, 2012 5:01 PM PDT
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A little more info would be helpful.

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Probably not
by Jimmy Greystone / March 20, 2012 2:31 AM PDT
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Probably not. If the damage is extensive enough that Microsoft's tools can't fix it, then probably nothing short of reinstalling the OS or a whole lot of painstaking manual effort is going to cut it.

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This is where the word "painstaking" and another comes up.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2012 4:57 AM PDT
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There are folk that made a business or life's work on figuring out how to repair Windows. For example let's look at this link.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/

You'll see an expert at work solving "the case of" this or that. After a few decades you can be sure this is an area that needs Microsoft to pay more attention too. Why? I'm finding folk today do not want to become experts in repairing Windows (or supplying details so others can GUESS which fix to try.)

Some common errors can be fixed if we know the symptoms, we usually can save the files, but given most folk will not pay the hours of painstaking work to correct a cranky Windows, we save the files, then reload Windows.
Bob

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