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Windows XP freezes half way through Restore program?

After downloading several updates.Start up on Last Time Normal Operation Work OK .Get as far as restore date OK next step or one after computer freezes then goes to auto restart.

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Select an earler restore point. If it still doesn't work step back earlier. Somewhere in the restore date history there has to have been a date where the system worked. Remember that the restore process can take some time if a lot of material has to be restored

Posted on Oct 26, 2012

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SOURCE: System Restore Not working

Try doing System Restore in Safe Mode.
1. Reboot system
2. Press F8 repeatedly on the Dell screen
3. Select Safe Mode [enter]
4. Select the OS [enter]
5. Wait till all "multidisks" files complete
6. Login with your name
7. Hit "NO"
8. Choose a Restore Point.

To do PC Restore:
Hold on CTRL and keep on pressing F11 on the page next to the Dell Logo
- it's a black page with a blue bar at the top that says "www.dell.com"
- this page disappears in less than one second. once you miss it, the system will show the
Windows logo.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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SOURCE: restoring dimension 9150

Yvon,

It sounds as if your restore partition has become corrupted. You vcan Contact Dell and order a restore disk

As far as trying to Install from Install CD goes. Well Win XP does NOT recognize SATA drives natively. You have to install the sata drivers to get them to appear. You can download them from the link below.
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&ServiceTag=&SystemID=XPS/DIMENSION%20400/9150&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=
If you have a floppy drive, this is easy just copy to a floppy. Then during the install WinXP says something to the effect of "Press F6 to install 3rd party or RAID drivers" hit <F6> and direct it to the drivers on the floppy.

You should now be able to complete your WinXP install.
If you don't have a floppy drive post back here and we'll try to see if we can get the drivers in there another way.

Thanks
Dave

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Restore factory settings.

Here is the Dell tech support article for PC Restore to re-image the system to the factory settings.

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?journalid=5A9D1CCAB17AB24BE040AE0AB5E12BFE&docid=325300

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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