Windows Vista Startup and Repair
Startup Repair is a great Windows tool that can fix many issues like missing or damaged startup files they may be preventing Windows Vista from starting. The Startup Repair option scans your computer for problems and then tries to fix it. If you experience problems while trying to run Startup Repair, or if your computer does not include Startup Repair, your computer manufacturer might have customized or replaced the tool. Check the information that came with your computer or go to the manufacturer's website.
Using startup Repair
Startup Repair is on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows installation disc. Startup Repair might also be installed on your hard disk if your computer has preinstalled recovery options. Startup Repair might prompt you to make choices as it tries to fix the problem, and if necessary, it might restart your computer as it makes repairs.
If you have a Windows installation disc:
Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer
boot to the installation CD or DVD.
Select your language the next
Click Repair your computer .
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next ..
If your computer has preinstalled recovery options:
Press and hold F8 as your computer boots up. You will need to reboot again if you see the Windows logo. That just means it did not work the first time.
On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Repair your computer , and then press ENTER
Select a keyboard layout, and then click Next .
Select a user name and enter the password, and then click OK .
On the System Recovery Options menu, click Startup Repair .
Startup Repair cannot fix hardware failures or certain types viruses. Startup repair do not repair lost files like documents or pictures. If you need that see our backup articles or view the forum.