"Dirk Lehmann" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Silly me. Who in his right mind would not understand that clicking on
>> "Repair your computer" during installation really means 'Do a "startup
>> repair" of the currently installed Vista'? I guess I need a new secret
>> decoder ring :-)
>> Do you have a web link that explains what files or things this startup
>> repair fixes? Does it write a new MBR? I couldn't find any details in
>> Help & Support.
>> -Paul Randall
I was hoping for something with more substance. This article seems more
like an op-ed piece provided by M$'s marketing department.
Example -- it says:
When Windows Vista's initial loading sequence detects a startup failure, it
automatically fails over to the Startup Repair Tool.
For example, the Startup Repair Tool can automatically repair the following
Missing/corrupt system files
Missing/corrupt boot configuration settings
Corrupt registry settings
Corrupt disk metadata (master boot record, partition table, or boot sector)
Problem update installation
If it actually did this, then we wouldn't be seeing half the posts that we
actually see in microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup and
Does anyone have knowledge of cases where during startup, the startup repair
tool was automatically invoked, fixed something, and startup completed
successfully? In which case how did you find out that a problem was found
Does anyone have an example of something that we can break on our test
system and which will be fixed by this automatic invocation of the startup
repair tool? I'd like to see it in action.