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Were could i find instructions on how to restore the computer to an earlier time. or restore it to when i first bought it.as i dont have any documents or CD's. and i think it has a virus. Ernesta

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Start Menu -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore is the restore program that comes with Windows XP.

Dell also hard-codes another option, full instructions can be found here.

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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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Plz go to start-all programs-accessories- system tools-system restore. just follow the instruction on the monitor.

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I need to restore my computer without disc, what should I write in command prompt?


To access the System Restore Gui from command prompt you will need to type in rstrui.exe
OR
%Windir%\System32\rstrui.exe

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If you are experiencing Boot issues you will need to install a boot manager. If your system is missing a file or a file is broken, you may need to replace that file with a working version that's compatible with your OS Version.

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Restore Windows XP to Previous Working State


You can recover the windows critical components and return your computer to earlier state without loss of personal data using windows XP built-in system restore feature. With new programs being installed, viruses infecting and spy ware creates problem in your browsers it is not unusual for your computer to suddenly stop behaving correctly. So you can perform the windows recovery process and return your computer to earlier state within a minute.
Follow the given steps to run System Restore wizard:
To use this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights:

  • First click on Start button.
    >>All programs.
    >>Accessories.
    >>System Tools.
    >>Then click on System Restore.

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Now a "Welcome to System Restore" wizard will start, first read the detail instruction on left side of the page.

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On right side of the page, click on "Restore my computer to an earlier time" check box under "To begin, select the task that you want to perform" area and then click on Next button

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On the "Select a Restore Point" page, click on bold date option, but try to use a restore date as close as possible to a time just before the problem started then click on Next button

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Now a next page will appear with title "Confirm Restore Point Selection", to restore your computer to this date and time then click on Next button to start the restore process.


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Now system restore process recover the previous windows settings and your computer
will restart with "Restoration Complete" message, click Ok button to finish the process.


on Jun 22, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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How do you do a system restore


Hi, - Go to start menu - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - System, restore
a windows opens up > select ' Restore my computer to an earlier time' > next,select a date (in bold) from the calender which your computer was working perfect and fine > click 'next' > the system warns that its going to restore to an earlier date and time and starts restoring, wait for some time to finish. Done : )
Hope this helps, please rate and leave a comment if the solution was helpful, thanks!

Aug 19, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Ideleted some of my files and evenadoobeflash and sounds icant cllno


Hello nativepride4, the best thing to do to recover the Computer back to an 'Earlier Date!'
Is to do a "System Restore."
"Follow these instructions carefully!"
  • Click on the "Start Button," paul7of9_50.jpg on the Desktop screen.
  • Next, click on "All Programs" scroll to find "Accessories."
  • Now, select the "System Tools."
  • "You will see, in the next window that opens!"
  • "System Restore." paul7of9_119.jpg
  • "This is very important! "
  • "Once you click on the "System Restore, shortcut!"
  • It will start to look for the "last known 'time and date,' of a change in the Computer.
  • ie; "Deleted Adobe Flash." paul7of9_52.jpg

Important!: The [System Restore] can take as long as a 1/2 an hour to run; so be patient!


Warning:"Do not try to do any type of work. Do not 'touch' the [Keyboard] for any reason."

  • Let the (Restore) run it's configurations.
  • Once the "System Restore" finds the correct "Date and Time" of the event?
  • Choose the Date closest to the time of the 'occurrence'. paul7of9_120.jpg
  • Next, click on the [Next Button]. paul7of9_121.jpg
  • Now, once again, "there will be a message," telling you 'not' to do anything with the Computer.
  • "The System Restore will 'run' for a while; so once again be patient!"
  • The computer will then; "Shutdown and Restart."
  • "Lo-gin" if you have to; but!
!Attention: "Do not touch the Keyboard once the Desktop 'window' opens; because the {System Restore}, 'will' still be running."

Wait! "Until there is a 'message,' letting you know the {Restore} of your System was successful!"

"Please let me know if you 'need' further assistance, or the 'solution' helped? "By posting a 'Comment" or 'Rating' the solution. Thank you; your 'response' is important to me!"

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Mar 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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When i insert the plug to my laptop, the sounds from the speakers disappeared so i thought it's alright but no sounds are coming from both buds.what should i do? it still has a warranty but i want to fix...


If the computer was playing sound earlier but now now, we can try doing system restore (if it is windows XP, Vista or Windows 7),

Procedure for XP:
Click on start
Click on Programs / all programs
Click on Accessories
Click on System Tools
Click on System restore
Choose restore your computer to a previous time
Choose a bold date, couple of days previously when you know your computer was working fine and follow on screen instructions
If you do not have a hardware problem, this should solve by loading the old settings.


Procedure for Vista / Windows 7:
Click on Start / orb / pearl
Type system restore and follow onscreen instructions to restore your computer to earlier time.

Jan 02, 2011 | Skull Candy Lowrider Professional...

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Graphics card issue.


There are 2 solutions for this problem.
  1. You Restore your windows.
  2. You Reinstall your Graphic Card
Restore Step
  • 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.
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How do i restored the original computer and get


while bootup press restore , follow the instructions.

Mar 04, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Touch pad not working


This often occurs because automatic updates (a Microsoft solution) decides for you that you need a new driver for your touchpad. The driver is installed when you don't realize it and the next time your restart your pc it no longer works.

The first fix is to restore your system to an earlier date.
Click Start
Go To Programs
Find Accessories
then System Tools
Then System Restore.

When the dialogue box opens, choose to restore your computer to an earlier date; choose one that you are sure was a time when the touchpad worked, and restore. You will have to restart your system.

Good luck
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Just bought an acer aspire ax1200-b1581a.it worked fine for a few days now it will pop up there was a problem with the internet and shut the itnernet down,it started out going blue screen and at the bottom...


I think the problem is related to virus. Try restoring your PC to an earlier date 9 a date when it worked fine). You do this from Start-> Programs -> Accesories -> System Tools -> System Restore. Select
Restore my computer to an earlier time and Click Next. A date calender will appear, select the preferred date and click Next twice. The system will automatically restart when restoration is done.

If u are not abe to run System Restore then you need to enter safe mode by pressing F8 during booting and selecting Safe Mode from the menu that appears. In safe mode you will be asked a question, you have to select no, and system restore will start

If restoring your pc does not solve the problem then you may need to reinstall your OS.

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Clearing away add. pasword


so you have forgot your password..!!!! there is only one solution for this....remember the date you have set the password, and then restore your system to an earlier time.... to be precised, go to start menu, accessories, system tools, system restore and restore it to an earlier time and proceed....then you can set a new password...

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