Diagnose what is preventing your computer from entering sleep mode, or wakes it prematurely.
When the media is filled with bad sectors, then one can still try to recover the good bits.
Windows Vista will automatically optimize the boot times, but there can be situations where the boot times remains very slow.
How to make a DOS bootdisk on a USB pen drive.
Description of the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) used to store the configuration of the boot manager.
Windows Vista will fail to boot if it cannot find the files used to load the boot manager.
Windows Vista includes a Windows Preinstallation Environment, which allows easier and more advanced system recovery.
Computer cannot start if no proper boot device exists, or if the active boot device fails.
Installing Windows Vista without needing to install an older version of Windows first.
Windows Vista Software Licensing Manager makes it possible to extend the period before activation is needed.
Windows Vista / 2008 does not include the NtBackup utility by default.
It is possible to open a command prompt during the GUI part of the Windows install.
Description of ghost devices and how they can be removed in safemode.
Windows NT will perform a chkdsk at boot time after an improper shutdown.
Description of how to repair the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) repository.
How to reset the transaction log for the Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) and reinstall MSDTC.