Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC

How to perform System Restore on Windows XP

System restore it is often the first tool to solve problems on your computer.
Each time you do an update, or install a new software, system settings will be modified, sometimes this can cause Windows operative system malfunctions.
System restore to a date before you had the problem can repair most Windows faults.
Here is the how to:

Before starting System restore close all this running applications.

You can start System restore from start menu:

1.
Click Start.
2.
Point to All Programs.
3.
Point to Accessories.
4.
Point to System Tools.
5.
Click System Restore.
6.
Follow the instructions on the wizard.




You can also start system restore to create a restore point before making an important change to the system.
For example you can decide to create a restore point before installing a new anti virus, or downloading Internet Explorer update.


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updates not configured correctly reverting changes help


Good morining, afternoon, evening or night; whatever time of day you are viewing this solution post. Thank you for choosing FixYa to answer your question. Your updates aren't configured correctly and you want to know if reverting changes will help? The answer is yes! You can revert changes to an update by using a tool called System Restore. System Restore is a tool provided by Windows Vista that allows you to revert to your computer's last known configuration settings. Do not worry, this will not restore your computer to it's factory settings unless you are installing Vista for the first time. This is helpful if you want to resolve a corrupted file or uncorrect update configuration issue; an error causing you to not be able to upload your OS: or something causing your system to run slowly.

To upload System Restore:

1. 9_26_2011_1_23_39_am.pngClick the Windows logo or press it on your keyboard.

2. 9_26_2011_1_27_06_am.pngThe quickest way to find this is to type "System Restore" in the search box.

3. 9_26_2011_1_29_08_am.pngOnce the System Restore link is shown, click it.

4. 9_26_2011_1_33_59_am.pngIf User Account Control (UAC) asks you (the administrator) to give it permission, click Continue.

5. 9_26_2011_1_37_13_am.pngThe System Restore menu comes up and asks you if you want to either use the recommended restore point or a different restore point of your choosing. I would choose the most updated restore point if possible (ususally the "Recommended restore" one).

6. 9_26_2011_1_39_22_am.pngClick Next>

7. 9_26_2011_1_42_16_am.pngClick Finish to confirm your restore point. You will need to close any open programs or files before doing so because your computer will be restarted.

If you want, once the system is restored, you can try the update again if you want. Knowing from experience, I have had to install update two even three time before they were successful. I hope this answers your question and solves your problem.

Aug 15, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition

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HI, AFTER A WINDOWS UPDATE IN MY COMPUTER I CAN'T SEE MY CD OR OPTICAL DRIVE ANYMORE? THANKS BOBBY


Answer:
Well, the timing is interesting. If you noticed the problems only after installing the updates, I'd remove the updates and see if that fixes things. To remove Windows updates, there are two ways to do this:
1) Add / Remove Programs: Use the Add / Remove Programs tool in the Control Panel to remove the updates. Open it, and make sure the "Show Updates" box is checked (it's located in the upper right of the tool). Scan through the list and see if you can find the updates you've mentioned below. Remove them if you see them. Reboot and see if you still have the problem. If you don't find the updates listed here, you'll have to use the second option below.
2) In your Windows XP Start Menu, go to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. The System Restore tool will start. Use that to restore your PC to a previous date - you should be able to select to restore to a time before those updates were installed. The tool will allow you to pick from certain times you can restore to. Pick the date and time that's just before you installed the updates. Click for more information on the System Restore tool.
If neither of these fix the issue or remove the updates, then the problem is not something I can easily troubleshoot over email. There may be anything from hardware problems to network problems to CPU and process problems. To continue the troubleshooting, you'd be best off showing your PC to a local computer geek.

Mar 07, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

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I cant get on the internet with my sylvania 7" netbook,I lost my desktop Icons ,I still 2 Icons ,Computer and trash. John J Reno RenoaGin@juno.com


Hello,

recent updates and newly installed programs usually are the cause of this problem. Updates can install some programs on your system with you not knowing.

First, try to perform a system restore on your computer. System restore can help to back date your computer to the time when the browser was working. It will revert changes made on your computer.

Go to Start > All programs > Accessories > System tools > System restore. Read and follow instructions on the system restore page before proceeding.

Your computer will be restarted after the system restore is completed. Thereafter, you can try to open your browser.

Secondly, internet virus can cause this problem. But try the system restore first, and let me have the outcome. So that If the above doesn't solve the problem, I could direct you further on what to do.

Good luck.

Jan 28, 2011 | Sylvania G-Netbook

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my laptop has no sound at all.


There is 1 solution for this problem .
  1. You can Restore windows.
Windows Restore Steps
  • 1st Click on Start.
  • Click on All Programs
  • Then click on Accessories
  • Click on System tools Then
  • Click on System Restore.
  • System Restore window appears
  • Then check this option
  • Restore my computer to an earlier time.
  • Click on next
  • Click on date where you want to restore your system then click on next.
  • And the Restore wizard will start.
  • After sometime the computer will restart.
  • After this hope your problem will solve.

Jan 27, 2010 | Compaq Ensoniq AudioPCI Sound Card

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AVG will no install error 0x800736b1 also retrirve my desktop


Hi there. My name is Alex and Im here to help solve your problem

First of all, AVG has always had a problem installing when windows updates are enabled and download and install automatically. I would recommend uninstalling all updates that have been installed to your computer and disable automatic updates which I will explain to you below

To uninstall the updates.
Click start, settings and click control panel.
On the icon add and remove programs, please double click
You will now see all the programs and updates installed on your computer. The microsoft updates are located near to the bottom of the list and there may be a lot of them installed. You can only uninstall one update at a time. You may be prompted that uninstalling a windows update may cause a program not to work properly, this is normal so you can continue uninstalling them. When you have uninstalled these updates please restart your computer.

To disable the automatic updates

Right click on your icon My computer or My pc which is located on the desktop or on the start menu (if you are running windows xp) and select properties
You will then see a sub menu called 'Automatic updates' and inside this menu you will have the choice to disable the updates

If you are using windows xp and you have system restore enabled on your computer, then you will be able to take the computer back to an earlier time when it was working correctly. Please save all documents first to insure that nothing will be lost if you decide to do a 'system restore'. There is a very friendly wizard to help you restore your computer. You can get to the system restore by clicking start, programs, accesories, system tools and selecting system restore.

Regarding your problem about your desktop disappearing, to restore your icons on the desktop, right click anywhere on the desktop and select organise icons and be sure that the heading 'show desktop icons' is ticked. This will restore your desktop items

Last of all try installing AVG, if you still experience problems with this issue, then please let me know. Im happy to help

Oct 10, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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