i had to reinstall Vista and to avoid this in the future i am considering an extern harddrive via the USB port to make a full back-up of everything on the computer.
How to restore it if Vista is no longer available? When you are no longer in control of the system...
Does one alter the bios so the USB port will be looked at first?
And if so can one restore every byte from the extern hard drive to the original drives.
Furthermore Windows claims that the restore can be put on other computers. I find this hard to believe when the other computer has not the same hardware setup....
Anyone who already did the restore to its original position?