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Rebooting windows vista back to when i first got without a disc

My computer is running slow and programs that ive deleted but parts of them are still there and programs that shouldnt be there ive tried system restore but it will only go back so far and i dont know exactly when the problems started so i just think the best thing to do is reboot my computer to when i first got

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  • stevie6000 Oct 22, 2008

    well i havent back anything up any thing myself if thats what u mean iam ferly new to computers so i dont really know that much about them

  • stevie6000 Oct 22, 2008

    nothing of value is on my computer everything that is important to me is on a external hard drive so id perfer option 1 unfortuly i dont know anyone that can do it for me option 2 ive already tried dosent do any good

  • stevie6000 Oct 22, 2008

    well id like to reboot my pc vista was already on the computer and i didnt get a disc with it is there any way to do without a disc

  • stevie6000 Oct 23, 2008

    my computer model is aspire m1610

  • ctranter07 Mar 20, 2009

    my computer is slow running it has 160 g harddrive and 2gigs of ram its a soomstorm with duel processer im have a 00000004 access violation problem i dont know how to move it please can you help thankyou chris

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    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    well..that is an option of course..do you have a backup on this drive?

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Well..then..is the data on that drive important to you? if you choose to format the drive, all that will be lost. BTW, do you know anyone near you that has done this before. It is not usually recommended for someone on the early part of the learning curve.

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    A Womans Computer Man Oct 22, 2008

    so, what do you wish to do? do you have the installation disk at hand? maybe you might consider a chat purchase?

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    A Womans Computer Man Oct 23, 2008

    not that I am aware of.

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You might try system restore option and restore it to a date you know it worked well
1.
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.
2.
On the Welcome screen, click Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.
3.
On the Select a Restore Point page, select the date from the calendar that shows the point you'd like to restore to, as shown in Figure 2, and then click Next.
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Figure 2
4.
On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, verify that the correct restore point is chosen, and then close any open programs.
5.
Click Next if you are ready to proceed or click Back to change the restore point.
6.
The computer will shut down automatically and reboot. On reboot, you'll see the Restoration Complete page, and then click OK.

After reviewing the stability of your system, you can choose another restore point or undo this restoration. Just open System Restore and make the appropriate choice. After you use System Restore, you'll have an additional task, Undo my last restoration, on the System Restore Welcome page. Remember that you'll have to reinstall any programs that were installed after the restore point.
If System Restore doesn't work in Normal Mode, it might work in Safe Mode. To use System Restore in Safe Mode, press the F8 key during reboot and choose Safe Mode. When your computer starts in either Safe Mode or Normal Mode, System Restore can be used to capture a working previous state. System Restore can't be opened unless the system is bootable into one of these modes.

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    Jeff Strader Oct 23, 2008

    Ok then , provide me with the make and model number of your computer eg: make- hp model- aspire 4200. I will then get detailed instructions for you.

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    Jeff Strader Oct 23, 2008

    OK, then please state the make and model of your computer and ill walk you through restoring it to original condition like when you brought it home.

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