Don't we just love Vista ? However, on occasion you may find that you can not view the content of CHM files on Windows Vista. You can see the table of contents but the actual details are not displayed, illustrated as follows:
Right click on the CHM file and display the file properties.
You can click the Unblock button and it will allow the single CHM file to be trusted.
In addition, check that the path to the .CHM file doesn't have any # characters in it anywhere. Otherwise, the help viewer gets confused (# means something specific in HTML). If it does, you'll have to move the file somewhere else.