Well if you are among few who still for some odd reason get the BLUE screen error running Windows Vista, or the participants to my DDPS (Desktop Deployment and Planning Session) workshops – who have repeated ask me on the Vista issues, then I would like to point you all to this great arsenal Startup Repair Tool (SRT). Windows Vista’s SRT is designed to make it easy for user and administrators to solve simple and complex problems. SRT is not installed automatically and you would have to install it explicetly or make it part of your automated Vista build from the Vista DVD folders
Startup Repair is a Windows Vista recovery tool that can fix certain problems (automatically) — yes you read it right! ,such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting correctly. When you run Startup Repair, it scans your computer for the problem and then tries to fix it so your computer can start correctly.
Senario: Your Windows Vista machines to start and give you a blue screen. You cycle the power (restart) and if SRT is install on your box then Windows Vista would restart automatically to the System repair enviornment and NOT to Windows Vista. It than runs the repair (automatically) without any of your intervention and is capable to solve nearly 80% of startup issues (e.g. missing stratup files, errors etc) after completing the recovery run it restrats and boots into Windows Vista automatically and *hopefully* after having it recoverd,
Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer manufacturer has preinstalled recovery options, Startup Repair might also be installed on your hard disk. If your computer does not include Startup Repair, you can get it from the above mentioned Vista DVD.
-Fareed Mohammed Khan