Let’s face it: stuff happens. And when stuff happens to our computers it can be a nightmare. One of the biggest causes of computer malfunction and failure are viruses, malware, rootkits, corrupt files, improper shutdowns resulting in broken files, and more. If there is resulting damage to the Windows operating system and important system files, it can render your computer slow, unstable, or even useless.
If your data is not backed up and you can’t use your computer, reinstalling the operating system is probably not your first choice. This is where Reimage software comes in. Reimage Repair is a very interesting and unique program in that it can fix Windows without having to reinstall the operating system. It fixes corrupt, broken, and missing Windows files so that your computer can function normally again.
So how does Reimage work, and does it stand up to an actual user test? Read our following Reimage repair review for the full story.
What Reimage Repair Does
Reimage is a very advanced software program and one of the only ones to do what it does. If your computer has been infected by a virus or malware it will diagnose Windows operating system files that have been altered, corrupted, or damaged by the virus and then fix them. It does this without having to change any aspects of the current installation of Windows nor any of your files.
For example, if you’ve been infected by a worm or virus which has corrupted crucial operating system files or registry entries, Reimage can effectively repair or replace those files so Windows will work properly again. In order to do this the software utilizes a continually updated database of over 25,000,000 crucial operating system files for Windows so that you can be sure it can fix your version of Windows.
What Reimage Can’t Do
Reimage is not a virus removal tool, so it can’t remove the virus itself if it’s still on your computer. It’s a complementary software program that can fix damages left by viruses after you’ve removed the virus with antivirus software.
Reimage also unfortunately cannot fix any of your personal files or the software you’ve installed on your computer. It is limited to fixing the core files of the Windows operating system.
Using The Software
Reimage is a very straightforward and easy to use software tool. If you can download and install a program you can likely use Reimage. The tool loads up with a scan screen where you can diagnose your computer. It will tell you what it finds wrong, what hardware might be causing problems, and how your computer stacks up to the “average” computer out there. After diagnosing any problems, you can then run the software tool to fix them. You do have to purchase the tool in order to use the software to fix anything, but the trial scan version will give you information about what might be wrong with your computer.
Fixing the problems is as easy as clicking “start repair” from within the program. It’s very user friendly as you can see from this screenshot below.
Our Test And Actual Use
Interestingly enough I had to use this software for a real life problem. My video editing computer, a desktop running Windows 7, was somehow infected with the W32/SillyFDC-BK worm. It was a nasty bug and took several tries to remove with Norton 360. Whenever it would be deleted it would suddenly reappear. After restarting the computer it would suddenly slow down to a crawl or freeze, and it became useless. I was in the middle of a video project at the time and I didn’t have a recent backup of my computer and data (a stupid mistake that I have since learned from) so I couldn’t just reinstall Windows. I turned to Reimage and hoped that it would save the day.
I ran the Reimage scan and diagnosis, and then ran the repair. The repair itself ran for a few hours, but overall it worked extremely well. My computer was able to start up again without freezing. The only problems I saw was that Windows wanted to do a lot of Windows updates, and I assume that’s because Reimage installed earlier versions of the Windows system files. Overall my computer ran just fine and I was able to finish my video project.
Through this actual firsthand experience with the program I can 110% say that I highly recommend Reimage repair to help save a damaged or broken Windows installation. Although re-installing the operating system will give you the most flawless reset, Reimage is an excellent tool for when you don’t have that option.