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System Restore How do I restore the computer to the way it was the day that I bought it? I did this with my laptop the other day and would like to do the same with my desktop.

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  • rsw1731 Jan 12, 2009

    I know about pushing <> and <> at the same time, but I believe that is only for computers made after 2005. I think the only thing I can do is use the restore disk, which I do not have anymore. I bought the computer in 2002 and have lost the disks that go with the computer. Is there another way, or do I need the disks?

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The system came with a hidden partition on the hard drive that can restore the system to factory default. If this does not work it means the partition has been damaged and you will ned to get the recovery CDs. Please note that you will lose all data unless you back it up first.

This is the process:

1 Turn on the computer.
2 When the Dell splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys at the same time.
3 In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.
4 When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.

The Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish. When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear: The system recovery process was successful.

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Well i would recommend you to get the win XP installation Disk shipped to you from DELL... Since i have worked with DELL for four years i know as a fact that you can call dell tech support @ 1800-624-9896 & inform them that the CD's which wr\ere shipped to you along with the system are not working & you would need a XP reinstall Disk & a system drivers installation Disk to get the system working to the day one status.

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You need to put your festore disks in your cd rom drive, clicl start, click restart. If you have anything important on the computer you should back it up first.

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How do i restore my pc to the day i bouught it


To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:
  1. Log on to Windows as an administrator.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.
  3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click to select the Restore my computer to an earlier time option, and then click Next.
  4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.
    Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
  5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
  6. Log on to the computer as an Administrator. Then click OK on the System Restore Restoration Complete page
If you successfully restored your computer to a previous state, and the computer performs as expected, you are finished.

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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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My computer deleted all of my Libraries stuff (Music, Pictures, Videos, etc etc...) i dont know what it did, one morning i logged on, and it went back to all the original settings of Windows 7, and i don't...


the one option is to restore your computer to the previous day if you formated and reinstalled windows this is not possible to restore click start click program accessories system tools click system restore it will ask you to if you want to restore computer to earlier time or you want to create a restore point click restore computer to earlier time click next you will see the calender in which some dates high ligtened click any highlightened date of previous day and click next it will restore the system to that day it will help you to recover the lost files

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I need to restore my computer as brand new as when i first go it


You need a restoration disc that may have with your PC or you can obtain one from the PC manufacturer. For some PCs the restoration software may already be in your hard drive. You can go to My computer to find out or check under Programs in the Start menu. You can also use system restore (assuming u have win xp) by going to start - all programs - accessories - system tools - system restore. then select the restore point.

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Booting problem


If the computer was working properly few hours/days back... then you can try it by restoring the windows to an earlier time by booting it in the safe mode.


How to go in the safe mode < click



How to restore the system>

To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:
  1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
  3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
  4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.

    Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
  5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
  6. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete page is displayed.
  7. Click OK.
If you successfully restored your computer to a previous state, and the computer is performing as it should be, you are finished.

If the restore process completed successfully but the computer is still not performing as you want then its recommended to repair the windows.


Dec 04, 2008 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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Undo suystem recovery on advent laptop 7109B


Go to system recovery and select a different restore point. One earlier than the day you started having problems.
Or select "restore my computer to the previous restore point.

Oct 15, 2008 | PC Desktops

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MY COMPUTER IS A SATELLITE A215-S7408. MY PRINT WAS NOT FEEDING THE PAPER- SO I REACHED OVER THE LAPTOP TO TURN OFF THE PRINTER,AND MY BELLY MASHED A LOT OF KEYS ON THE COMPUTER. WHEN SAT DOWN TO RESUME...


you turned the display be a function button, but without knowing which, use system restore instead, click start>programmes>accesories>system tools>system restore and choose a restore date a few days ago

Aug 29, 2008 | Toshiba PC Desktops

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Restting a desktop due to virus or worm


get rid of Macafee, it wont help

restore to the earliest point you can, will minimize the spread of the virus then

use an online scanner like http://www.pandasoftware.com/ActiveScan/
and install
AVG free http://free.grisoft.com
Avast free http://www.avast.com or
FProt
or another av system that works,
Macafee and Norton are definitely counterindicated

system restore should be reset to the maximum disk space allowable, the tweaks espoused by many, of reducing disk space for system restore causes problems like this.
resetting the restore size will not magically replace missing system restore points, they are gone, but will give you more days worth of repair time in future, it will happen again.

my 2c worth

Jul 03, 2008 | Gateway 310S (2900621) PC Desktop

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Restore dvd


don't be afraid there are softwares that will restore files even if you format or partitioned your hard drive. start looking recovery programs.

I hope this will help

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