Sometimes Windows can behave irratically. Fuctions not responding, or generating errors in certain Windows actions. Here is a simple, possible fix for you.
The symptons for this fix is when you try to use Windows Vista, Windows may not behave as expected. For example, some Windows Vista functions may not work, or Windows Vista may stop responding.
The cause of this can be if a Windows Resource Protection (WRP) file is missing or is corrupted.
Before you start
First off, try this in a normal Windows enviroment, failing that, try it in Safe Mode.
Secondly, make sure all programs are shut during the process, and do not let your screen saver start.
To resolve this issue, use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue, and then replace the file. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open command prompt in administrator mode. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
- Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
- sfc /scannow
Further help on this can be found here on the Microsoft support site.