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Windows XP & Vista Maintenance & Troubleshooting

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How to Find What Files SFC Could Not Repair

You can use the powerful System File Checker (SFC) tool in Windows 7 and Windows Vista to scan and repair Windows operating system without having to completely reinstall the operating system. Once you [more…]

What the Windows Recovery Console Does

One of the most useful tools for fixing problems in Windows is the Recovery Console. Unlike Windows in its graphical glory, the Recovery Console is a text-mode operating system, similar to the old MS-DOS [more…]

How to Get to the Recovery Console in Windows

One of the most useful tools for fixing problems in Windows 7 and Windows Vista is the Recovery Console, as long as you know where it is and how to activate it. [more…]

How to Start Recovery Console in Windows XP

One of the most useful tools for fixing problems in Windows is the Recovery Console. The Recovery Console in Windows XP is available from either the Windows installation disk or recovery disc. Here are [more…]

How to Fix the Master Boot Record in Windows

One useful and often necessary thing you can do in the Windows Recovery Console is fix a corrupt or damaged master boot record (MBR). The MBR plays a role in starting your PC and what happens when it’s [more…]

How to Make a Recovery Disc in Windows

If you can’t find the Windows recovery disc that came with the program when you bought it, know that a secret command, available in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, lets you create a recovery disc. [more…]

How to Boot into a Recovery Partition in Windows

Knowing how to boot into a Recovery Partition will help you to rebuild, restore, re-create, or just troubleshoot Windows problems. PC manufacturers now often partition a computer’s primary hard drive into [more…]

How to Use a Recovery Disc in Windows

Most PCs sold today come with recovery discs, or sets of discs; these let you restore your computer to the same condition it was in when you bought it. This solution is [more…]

How to Scan and Repair Windows Using System File Checker

You can use the powerful System File Checker (SFC) tool in Windows 7 and Windows Vista to ensure the integrity of the Windows operating system, as well as to effectively restore broken parts of Windows [more…]

How to Set Up a Daily Disk Cleanup

Scheduling an automatic daily disk cleanup makes your computer run faster. PC or laptop, the Windows Vista scheduler runs almost any hard disk cleanup utility, even if the download was free. This video [more…]

Tweaking Windows Vista for Faster Performance

Wondering how to make Windows faster? Optimize computer performance by defragmenting your hard drive and freeing up disk space. This tutorial offers defragging tips and steps for freeing up disk space. [more…]
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