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Foolish Move Well I was in safe mode, and in system restore and it was taking forever to go back to restore, so I got frustrated and pulled the plug and lost everything on my Emachine W3502 that I've had for a couple of years. I got Windows XP back on but their is a lot of stuff missing that came with the computer when I bought it. The video games I used to play are not working. I was wondering if their was any free software out their, that I can download. I sure would appreciate your help if you can help me. Thanks.

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You probably scrambled some files and will lose something. Great that XP works.Try this:
- Start
- Run
- Type in the following exactly (not the quotes)
"chkdsk c:/f"
- it will ask you a question. Answer is:
y
then
Enter
- Reboot
The checkdisk utility will run, delete any "broken" files, then reboot. Broken files will not be replaced. You may be lucky and not lose too much.
Next time you feel the need to run System restore, you can do it from a regular logon. I don't think you'll be unplugging anymore, and that's a good thing. :)) Don't feel too bad, it's a learning experience.
You do back up regularly don't you? Yes? Good.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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There's lots of freeware and shareware on the Internet. Just Google "shareware games" and you'll get pages and pages full of sites..

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http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/virus-malware.aspx?q=virus

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If this fails you might have to go back into safe mode.
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Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer.

As the computer is booting repeatadly press the F8 key as the computer is booting
If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.
Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
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select safe mode with networking download anti malware and microsoft security essentials
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/virus-malware.aspx?q=virus
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Configuration utility Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a service. You can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly.
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4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information.
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