Repairing Windows 7

Dell Latitude e6510 laptop computer (int...
June 16, 2010 at 16:51:59
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7, 2.72 GHz / 2045 MB
So my laptop has been just randomly freezing
for who knows what reason, so i want to try
repairing the Windows 7 install with the
windows dvd.

A few questions i have before i do this:

- What will it delete?

- How do i make sure that i retain all of the
software i currently have installed? (do i need
to create an image or use files and settings
transfer wizard?)

- Is there anything i should know before i do
this to my work computer, since i need it and
everything on it to be back to working asap?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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June 16, 2010 at 18:51:00
Please look into other possible causes. You could have a memory issue, test with Memtest. You could have a hard drive issue, do a disk clean up, a disk defrag, and then a disc error check. You could have an infection, update your antivirus, scan, and then rescan with Malwarebytes. If you can find any pattern, then other suggestions can follow.
Repairing will not affect you files or programs, whereas a recovery will revert back to factory shipped condition.

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If all else fails, read instructions.

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June 16, 2010 at 22:35:49
it may be that installed software is causing the issue, however, doing a repair may help, a repair from the dvd will not affect any programs or files, but you will most likely have to do the updates again.
check your logs for more info about what is causing the freezing, right click my computer/manage/event viewer/ there you will see critical errors etc etc, see if any of those errors relate to the times that your machine freezes, and let us know what those errors may be something very simple.

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but cant help myself....

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June 17, 2010 at 10:55:27
To start repair, insert the Windows 7 DVD and restart your PC. Press any key to boot from the CD and Windows 7 will load the set up files. In the first step select the language and country and then click next.
In this screen select the option “Repair your Computer” as shown in the image. This will open up the system recovery options. You can either use the recovery tool to fix problems starting Windows or else restore the computer using a system image you have created previously without repairing.

Kristain Hayes

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