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System resore Tried restoring, but need to create a restore point. How do you name one?

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  • jimi1952 Dec 15, 2008

    Tried that, but not able to restore earlier than 24 hours prior. Need to go back to the end of October.

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No you don't want to create a restore point, you want to restore the system to an earlier time or recommended restore point

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I have installed Windoows 7 on my Dell OptiPlex GX620 but the audio drivers is not installed


I would try these two steps. 1. Open Internet Explorer and go to google and search for "Download VLC Player". Look for the site www.videolan.org/vlc and click it to go download vlc. VLC is a powerful open source media player that plays things the normal windows media player cannot handle. It's completely safe and it's faster to install and operates smoothly. It also copies down all the audio drives and codec that it needs. I have seen times that once it is installed, windows media player audio starts working properly too. I step one does not give you sound try step two. 2.Click Start and right above it you will notice a search box where you should type in "create a restore point". Click Create a Restore Point and follow it to create yourself a fail safe method of restoring you computer back to this point of just before you tried fixing the audio drivers. Give the restore point a name such as "I created this". Don't worry about a date and time, the system will automatically attach date and time. Once you've created a restore point open Internet Explorer and go to google and search for "Dell Support". Look for drivers and downloads and select the option to Choose from a List of Products. Your product will be Desktop/Dell Optiplex GX620. Once you've entered everything correctly you will see the drivers for the GX620. I looked and there are no Windows 7 Drivers loaded so that tell me that the Audio Driver for your previous operating system before you loaded windows 7 might be compatible. Select your previous operating system and then download and install the Audio Driver. If you have problems you can click Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore. When system restore opens up if the restore point that you created is not shown look for Selecting Additional Restore Points so that you can find the one you created. Select it and sit back and be patient while windows restores your system. *** You only need to restore if your system is going crazy on you.

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How to use System Restore


You can access System Restore through <b>Help and Support</b> or through your <b>All Programs folder</b>. <br /><b>Through Help and Support:</b><br />Click <b>Start</b>, and then click <b>Help and Support</b>.<br />Under <b>Pick a Task</b>, click <b>Undo changes to your computer with System Restore.</b><br />Follow the instructions on the wizard.<br /><b>Through the All Programs menu:</b><br />Click Start. Select <b>All Programs</b>. Select <b>Accessories</b>. Select <b>System Tools</b>. <br />Click <b>System Restore</b>. <br />Follow the instructions on the wizard<br /><b>How to Create a Restore Point:</b><br />Open System Restore. <br />Select <b>Create a restore point</b>, and then click <b>Next</b>.<br />In the <b>Restore point description</b> box, type a name for your restore point. System Restore automatically adds the date and time that this Restore Point is created.<br />To finish creating this restore point, click <b>Create</b>.<br />

on Jul 11, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Benefits of creating Restore Points


The Microsoft Operating Systems have a Wonderfull feature, "System Restore" by using this feature, We can keep our system running and save the improtant data by creating Restore points. Whenever a driver is installed, or a software installed, or upgraded, A restore point should be created First, so as to keep the system back to normal status if any problem occured after installing drivers or softwares on Pc<br /> <br /> Windows System Restore <br /> 1)Click Start----&gt;All Programs----&gt;Accessories----&gt;System Tools----&gt;System Restore----&gt;Creat Restore Point----&gt; Click Next Button -----&gt;Enter the name for Restore point----&gt;Click Creat button <br /> For Windows XP

on Feb 07, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I have a packard bell imedia mc 1538 and need to resore to factory settings, have tried using F10 key with no result just goes to start up. The master cd just does a system restore and not the factory...


If the file that holds the factory settings is gone then there is no way to restore the factory settings back. You can however reinstall windows if you got a hold of a windows disc in the version you want. You can use the windows key on the computer somewhere to activate the windows. I would suggest doing a system restore the the last restore point and removing any unwanted things from there.

May 11, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Restore point


Creating a restore point is quite easy ....Go to...

Start->all programs->accessories->system tools->system restore->

Now a window will pop up...choose the option create restore point and choose the date ....Now ur restore point is created

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Create a Restore Point


We never know how or when our Windows OS corrupt or unexpectedly unable to continue. Try practice using system restore located in your Windows Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore then Create a Restore Point. The importance of this is that you can undo harmful changes. Example youve created Restore point today then on the next day, you're PC is infected with a harmful virus, with this you will be able to restore the settings to the one youve create a restore point.

on Dec 07, 2009 | PC Desktops

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System Restore


Use System Restore to Undo Changes if Problems Occur

Windows XP Professional makes it easier to resolve problems if they occur in your system. You can use System Restore to remove any system changes that were made since the last time you remember your computer working correctly. System Restore does not affect your personal data files (such as Microsoft Word documents, browsing history, drawings, favorites, or e–mail) so you won’t lose changes made to these files. Windows XP creates “restore points” every day, as well as at the time of significant system events (such as when an application or driver is installed). You can also create and name your own restore points at any time. Creating a restore point can be useful any time you anticipate making changes to your computer that are risky or might make your computer unstable. If something goes wrong, you select a restore point and Windows XP undoes any system changes made since that time.
When you run System Restore, a calendar is displayed to help you find restore points. If you don't use your computer every day, some days might not have any restore points. If you use your computer frequently, you might have restore points almost every day, and some days might have several restore points.
To create a Restore Point
1. Access the System Restore Wizard through Help and Support Center. (Click Start, and then click Help and Support. Click Performance and Maintenance, click Using System Restore to undo changes, and then click Run the System Restore Wizard.
2. Click Create a restore point, and then click Next.
3. In the Restore point description box, type a name to identify this restore point. System Restore automatically adds to this name the date and time that this Restore Point is created.
  • To finish creating this restore point, click Create.
  • To cancel restore point creation and return to the Welcome to System Restore screen, click Back.
  • To cancel restore point creation and exit the System Restore Wizard, click Cancel.
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To view or to return to this restore point, from the Welcome to System Restore screen of the System Restore Wizard select Restore my computer to an earlier time. Then select the date when the restore point was created from the calendar in the Select a Restore Point screen. All of the restore points that were created on the selected date are listed by name in the list box to the right of the calendar.
To set advanced restore options
1. Open Backup. (Click Start, goto to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup.) The Backup Utility Wizard starts by default, unless it is disabled.

2. Click the Advanced Mode button in the Backup Utility Wizard.

3. Click the Restore and Manage Media menu and select the files to restore.

4. Click the Start Restore button.

5. On the Confirm Restore dialog box, click Advanced.

6. Set the advanced restore options you want, and then click OK. See the Notes section for a description of each option.

on Dec 01, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Need to find solutions!


Through the All Programs 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.
Creating a restore point can be useful any time you anticipate making changes to your computer that are risky or might make your computer unstable. If something goes wrong, you select the restore point you just created and Windows XP undoes any system changes made since that time.
Create a Restore Point
1.
Open System Restore. (See step-by-step instructions above.)
2.
Click Create a restore point, and then click Next.
3.
In the Restore point description box, type a name to identify this restore point as seen in Figure 1 below. System Restore automatically adds the date and time that this Restore Point is created.
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Figure 1. Creating a restore point
• To finish creating this restore point, click Create.
• To cancel restore point creation and return to the Welcome to System Restore screen, click Back.
• To cancel restore point creation and exit the System Restore Wizard, click Cancel.
To view or to return to this restore point, from the Welcome to System Restore screen of the System Restore Wizard select Restore my computer to an earlier time. Then select the date you created the restore point from the calendar in the Select a Restore Point screen. All of the restore points you created and you computer created on the selected date are listed by name in the list box to the right of the calendar.
Note System Restore does not replace the process of uninstalling a program. To completely remove the files installed by a program, you must remove the program using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel or the program's own uninstall program. To open Add or Remove Programs, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.

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When i turn it on it takes me to a black screen that says start windows normally or start in safe mode and stuff and i click start normally and it keeps taking me back to the same place no matter what i...


Please select last known good configuration from the black screen if this doesnt work select safemode from that screen and restore your computer to earlier time when it was working fine,. please follow the steps below to restore your computer.
Use System Restore After you've decided to use System Restore to revert your system to a previous state, start the System Restore Wizard and follow the prompts. To use the System Restore Wizard, make sure you're logged on as an administrator, and then follow these steps:
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
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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.
arrow_px_up.gifTop of page Create Restore Points Manually Only application installations that use a System Restore restorept.api-compliant installer will trigger the creation of a restore point. So it's a good idea to create a restore point manually before you install an application that you suspect won't have one a restorept.api-compliant installer. For example, before installing a screensaver you've downloaded from the Internet or a beta program from a software vendor, you should manually create a restore point. For more information, see the TechNet article, Windows XP System Restore.
To manually create a restore point:
1.
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.
2.
On the Welcome page, click Create a restore point.
3.
On the Create a Restore Point page, enter a descriptive name for your restore point, as shown in Figure 3, and then click Create.
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Figure 3

The Restore Point Created page confirms that the new restore point has been created. I think it's a good idea to manually create a restore point before you download and install any application from the Internet.
arrow_px_up.gifTop of page Use Scheduled Tasks You can use Scheduled Tasks to create restore points at specified times. You might want to configure Scheduled Tasks to run System Restore at 6:00 P.M. daily, so that you always have a restore point available at the end of each working day.
To create a Scheduled Task, log on as an administrator, and then follow these steps:
1.
Click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, click Scheduled Tasks, and then double-click Add Scheduled Task.
2.
Click Next on the first Scheduled Task Wizard page.
3.
On the second page, click System Restore in the list of applications, and then click Next.
4.
Continue through the wizard, specifying the days and times to run System Restore.
5.
When prompted, type in the user name and password for an administrator of the system, and then click Finish.

Scheduled Tasks starts each time you start Windows XP and runs in the background.

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Jul 11, 2008 | PC Desktops

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System Restore...


Did you set a restore point lately. You do need to do that occasionally

(for example after removing a virus)

Maybe your restore point is not valid anymore

you can do Your first port of call for System Restore problems should be the System

Restore Troubleshooter, which you'll find here. However, it's also possible

that one of your Restore points has become corrupt, in which case you'll
need to disable System Restore. This will delete all existing Restore points

and then re-enable it. To do so, right-click My Computer on the Start menu

or desktop and choose Properties -> System Restore tab. Tick the 'Turn off

System Restore on all drives' and click Apply - you'll be told that all

existing Restore points will be deleted, so click Yes, at which point the

Restore points will be removed. Now remove the tick and click Apply again to

re-enable it.



You can now test that System Restore is working properly by creating a new

Restore Point and then immediately attempting to restore your computer to

that point in time. Hopefully, now you'll be successful

Feb 14, 2008 | PC Desktops

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