"steven wood" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Thanks for the repley, I have followed below but cant find where to
> .net so tried to download and install how ever it tells me that "it is all
> ready installed and part of the OS"
> I tried to repair vista for the disc but tells me there are no error?
> Can you reinstall as and upgrade and would that fix any errors?
I was just asking that in a nearby thread, so I can pass the answer to you:
The counterpart of a repair install in Vista is to do an upgrade of the
existing installation. To do this you run the Vista DVD from the desktop of
the installed Vista OS, not by booting the DVD. Booting only gives you the
option for a custom (clean) install.
Yes it should preserve installed programs and data, however stuff happens so
make sure there is a backup of important data, and you have the original
installation media for all installed apps. I strongly recommend you use
something like Acronis True Image version 10 to image the system before
trying any repairs.
Also try system restore and startup repair, which is accessible by booting
the Vista DVD, before the last resort of an upgrade.
The upgrade process lays down a fresh image of Vista, then brings in
drivers, installed apps and data from the old installation. Yes it can fix
some problems as attested to by several folks who have posted they had
success with it. I don't know if it will fix your issues.
I know of at least one post, from some time ago, where it made matters