Microsoft has added a new feature to the Windows arsenal. The new utility is the Recovery environment utility. This new utility has been added to aid a user in repair of the Windows Vista OS.
This new utility is actually booted from the Vista DVD and has a few new utilities. Included in this new utility are the functions below.
Repairs the MBR, partition table, or boot sector.
Runs ChkDsk in repair mode.
Replaces the corrupt system file with a backup copy.
Reconstructs the BCD.
Rolls back the system state by using System Restore.
Sets the ACLs of the specified file to a default value.
Replaces the corrupt registry hives with a backup copy.
Change Crash on Audit Failure setting
Disables Windows auditing. Only an administrator can log on to Windows.
Runs the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool.
You might notice the new Memory diagnostics utility. This utility not only tests RAM but cache memory as well. This can be very handy when experiencing memory errors. Its a great diagnostics utility.
The easily accessible registry rollback utility….. I am sure will be used by many users knowing how the registry can become corrupted.
If you ever have experienced an issue that could not be resolved through normal or safe mode you may want to look into the Recovery Environment utilities as it isn’t necessary to boot to Windows to use this utility. I hope it proves to be as helpful in troubleshooting and repair as I think it will be.