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    Questions about the recovery disk

    I will try the "offline" scan. "Task Scheduler" and "Volume Shadow Copy" services are both Automatic and Started.
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    Questions about the recovery disk

    For what it is worth, sfc /scannow was one of the first things I tried (though not mentioned before). It did not solve the problem. I think this is a VIsta gotcha which reverts us to the Win 98 days, when the fix for everything was "reinstall Windows." That is an awful prospect for me...
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    Questions about the recovery disk

    Wow, I am clearly unclear about this... 1. What I am looking for is a "repair" function, which in my feeble mind would repair the Windows files with known good copies, in case my problem is a missing or corrupted Windows file. I don'r want "recovery" which reinstalls the entire OS and wipes...
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    Questions about the recovery disk

    Questions about Windows Vista Recovery Disc 32-Bit (x86) Edition... Is it Home Premium, Ultimate, or does that question not even apply? Is it SP1, or does that question not even apply? My Gateway laptop, Vista Home Premium OEM is in a state where MMC will open, but clicking on Task Scheduler...
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