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Setting time back on pc

I need to go back to a specific date (turning the time back) I had done this once before using these specific steps: start, run and thats where it ends, I have forgotten the next steps to getting me to the calendar and clock which allows me to set my pc to start over from a specific date.
Please can someone help me out ? I feel so darn dumb, I've used these step a few times before. I need to go back to 10-26-08, the day after this date, I tried to download the free 10 day trial of World of Warcraft, and I deleted it from the desktop and removed it from my Control Panel; but I just want to make sure it's all gone. Wow, almost 2 days to download it, and I have broadband capabilities, and then all those darn 'patches' I should of looked into this before I took that jump. Thank you for all your help, I truly appreciate anything that can help me out. Take Care & God Bless
Michelle aka emichelle1229@aol.com

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If you mean system restore, then you will need to go to start>programs>accessories>system tools and then on system restore to choose a different time and date for your system files to be restored.

I hope this helps

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F10 to setup, set your date and time, then exit saving changes, on reboot it should have the date and time without the error.

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How to do a System restore


This is a tip on explaining how to do a system restore for Windows 7. This will explain step by step instructions on how to restore your system to a previous date. This is sometimes necessary to do because of driver incompatibilities and sector errors, which causes system inconsistencies.

Here is how we do it:

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Now that you have opened the application we are going to use, we can proceed with the following steps. Check the box at the left hand bottom if you want to restore to a earlier restore point. In this step you also need to choose the restore point you would want to use, and click next to proceed. Note, you can also scan for affected programs, which means that you will be notified which software or drivers will be deleted if you choose to use that specific restore point.

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When you click on the next option, you will be prompted with the following screen. Click finish to start the process.

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You need to understand that the changes during the restore process, will not be able to be drawn back if this process is done in safe mode. Click YES if you want to proceed.




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Now you are done, the process can take a couple of minutes. I really hope that you can find this helpful.

Please rate accordingly.

Kind regards
Andrea






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My computer says configure updates and then it automatically turns off


This will be a long process of troubleshooting and may end up of restoring your computer to a factory settings. You can try the steps below:
First is boot up to advance boot options, to do this follow the steps below: -Turn off your computer -After pressing the turn on button start tapping F8 key until you see the Advance Boot Option. -Try choosing Last Known Good Configuration if it fail try Safemode, Safemode with networking or safemode with command prompt, if one is successful use system restore to restore your computer to an earlier date but if it fails you'll need to use your Operating System Disc to use the repair option.
Here's how to access system restore incase you're able to access Last Known Good Configuration, Safemode, Safemode with networking or safemode with command prompt: Windows XP: Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore select Restore my computer to an earlier time then select a bold date on the calendar and click Next on the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer. Then click OK on the System Restore Restoration Complete page.
Windows 7 and Windows Vista: Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore select Restore my computer to an earlier time then select a bold date on the calendar and click Next on the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows configuration, and then restarts the computer. Then click OK on the System Restore Restoration Complete page.
If you're on safemode with command prompt: At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER, System Restore window will pop-up then select Restore my computer to an earlier time then select a bold date on the calendar and click Next on the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows configuration, and then restarts the computer. Then click OK on the System Restore Restoration Complete page.
If all the steps above fails you need to use the recover disc or the operating system disc to do a repair on your computer. Revert back in case you need steps for using start-up repair.
Note: If the steps above and start-up repair fail there's no other option but to restore your computer to factory settings.

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Hi,

This could happen due to various reasons like :
1. Any recent update done.
2) Virus infected
3) Windows missing/corrupted files.

There are several steps to resolve the issue.

Try one after another and check if that fixes the issue.

Step 1

Try this Fix
Click on the Download link and install the Fix No. 195 ( Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar )
Download Link

Step 2

Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to bring Task Manager.
Click on New Task and type appwiz.cpl and click OK
This will re-run add/remove programs.
Remove/Uninstall all new program you installed before having this problem, Also remove the Windows XP Hotfix
Restart your PC.
The access to the taskbar , icons will all come back and Install a new Antivirus.

Step 3
If None of the above steps work, try a System Restore to previous date

Click START - All Programs - ACCSESSORIES - System Tool - System Restore
Choose the date before the system started giving trouble. ( The Date will be in bold ( highlighted ) which indicates the system can be restored to that date with all the settings on that date )

*Note : Doing system restore will uninstall any software/program you have installed from the date you choose the system restore till current date, However it will not delete any files created )

Hope this is helpful.

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Hi, Everytime I turn on my DELL Dimension 5150 I am faced with the following message: A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. UNMOUNTABLE...


This sounds like it can not mount your boot file from hard drive which needs to load windows. Sometimes this will happen if you leave a floppy, cd or some kinda usb flash drive in computer when rebooting and it does not happen always. I would try to boot in to safe mode as message is saying. To boot in to safe mode modet computers use F8 key. Turn off your pc and then as soon as you push power button start tapping key F8 located on top of keyboard. You can stop once you get screen that says Advanced startup menu. Choose option Safe mode and press enter. You will need to use arrows to make selection. Once you choose safe mode wait for the loading to be done and then choose ether your windows name or Administrator. Once in safe mode you will get error message just ignore it and press yes. When windwos comes up try to do a restore to previous date. Go to start-programs-accessories-system tools-system restore.in system restore choose restore to earlier time and on the calendar choose date that your computer was working fine. I usually go even week prior to when computer stopped working. Your data will be saved but if you have installed some programs you might have to reinstall them. Hope this helps.

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hi,

to fix the audio issues please perform the below steps.

1. check the volume settings. this can be checked by clicking on the volume icon on the right side of the taskbar. it can alos be accessed through control panel by selecting sounds and audio devices option.

2. reinstall the audio drivers from device manager.
you can download and install a fresh copy from below link
sony vaio audio drivers

3. if you have started facing this issue recently restore the system to a backdate when the system was working fine.
Shut the computer down wait for 30 secs turn it back on
Tap on the F8 key few times then you will see windows advance option then select
safe mode using the arrow keys then proceed to the windows in safe mode. Once you are in windows run a system restore to a back date when it was working fine.
click Start click allprograms select accessories click system tools and then system restore, use the option restore my computer to an earlier time and you need to clik on the date which is bold in color i mean a back date then hit next to proceed.
wait till it restart and completes the system restore.

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I have a hp a288n desktop. It quit responding as it has done previously and it wouldn't turn off, so I turned it off by the power button. When I went to turn it back on it would not start. I have unplugged...


I've attached the steps needed to be taken if your computer does not turn off.
If you pc is turned off and you can't turn it on now, please provide me more informations like;
  • what is the color of your screen
  • what written on your screen
  • Can you see cursor blinking or arrow
  • Any error message displayed?
  • The HP or Compaq Logo Screens are Missing on Startup
  • When the pc stops responding, before or after Windows start up?
Steps below is to show you how to resolve the issue of the pc not shutting down.

Step 1: Using one anti-virus program
You only need one anti-virus program. If more than one anti-virus program is open at the same time, uninstall the extra software programs. Several virus scanning software on the same PC can create software conflicts. This is also true for multiple versions of the same anti-virus software. For example, if Norton Antivirus version five and Norton Antivirus version 2002 are both installed on the same PC, uninstall the older version (version 5 in this case). Use the following steps to remove programs:
  • In Windows XP, click Start , then Control Panel.
  • In Windows 95, 98, and Me, click Start , Settings , then Control Panel
  • Double-click Add/Remove Programs
  • Select the anti-virus software that you want to remove and click the Add/Remove button, or the Change/Remove button in Windows XP.
  • Restart the PC when the uninstaller has finished.
  • When the Windows desktop appears, restart the PC again. The PC should shut down and restart normally this time. If not, continue to the next step.
Step 2: Disabling Software that opens with Windows
For troubleshooting purposes, reduce the amount of software that opens with Windows to try and find out if a software conflict is occurring.

  • Open the Microsoft System Configuration software (Msconfig), remove the selection next to Load Startup Items , click OK , and restart the PC.
  • For more information, refer to Preventing Programs from Opening When Windows Starts .
    Restart the PC using Windows.
  • If the Windows still fails to close, continue to next step.

Step 3: Turning off all power options
Turn off all Windows power management options and shut down the PC as follows.

  • In Windows XP, click Start , Control Panel , and then Performance and Maintenance.
  • In Windows 95, 98, and Me, click Start , Settings , and then Control Panel .
  • Double-click the Power Options icon.
  • The Power Options Properties window appears.
  • Click the Power Schemes tab and change all selections under Settings for Always On power scheme to Never .
  • Click the Hibernate tab and remove the check mark from Enable hibernate support .
  • Click the OK button to accept the changes, and then restart the PC.
  • When the Windows desktop appears, restart the PC again. The PC should shut down and restart normally this time. Regardless, continue to the next Step to see if a BIOS update is available.
Step 4: Upgrading the BIOS
The BIOS is code that the PC uses at start up and is responsible for many things. One of those things is power management, which can get in the way of the shutdown process.

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