If you’ve used a computer for any length of time, most likely you’ve experienced the frustration of powering up your system and finding it will not reach Windows. Blue screens, lock-ups, and automatic reboots all are tasks that can make getting into Windows a bit more challenging.
Fortunately, in Windows 7, the computer gods have answered our prayers. If Windows is unable to start up, it will automatically try to fix the problem for you. If it can’t, you will be taken to a menu with various options to help you try to repair the problem on your own.
One of the biggest helps in this menu is the ability to access System Restore from the System Recovery Options screen. This is useful because if you’ve installed an application that inhibits your access of Windows, System Restore will allow you to revert to an earlier time before that program was installed.
There are a number of other tools available, all of which can help you resolve problems on your own before calling your local technician or Microsoft.
It is worth noting though that there are things that this tool cannot resolve. If you have a hardware problem, such as a corrupted hard drive, this will not necessarily fix the issues. If you have a virus and it has done serious damage to your system, you might need to wipe and reinstall your system. The best protection for any computer user is to always make sure that the critical data which you have on your computer system is always backed up, ideally to an off-site location.
For more information on Windows 7 System Recovery Options, visithttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/startup-repair.
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