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You can't make a restore point today to Oct 19th, but you could have made it then or see if there is such and restore to it. Note that system restore might cause file loss, so back up any data you have!
The dates are only available if a snap shot taken. They initiated by reboots or software installs / updates
Win 7 -
Start > Search type System Restore.
XP - Is
Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Restore. Now choose a
date prior to problem. You may have to try a few dates.
try this one, i just read it on other forum hope it help.
First, is the software Vista compatible? Second, ONLY plug in the device AFTER the vendors software and drivers are installed. If you connect the device first either Windows (Vista) will install incorrect drivers or not find any drivers. Use the System Restore and restore the PC back to a date PRIOR to first attaching the device. That will get rid of any issues with plugging it in first. Then check with the device vendor for any updated software and to verify that the software is Vista compatible, the vendor may already have a fix for the installation problem.
Try testing the system (if a Dell or HP, there will be diagnostics available in the BIOS or during boot up). If everything passes the diagnostics, then you can either provide more details on when its slow, how its slow, when it started being slow, what may have happened prior to it being slow (dropped, updates, new software, antivirus, etc.), OR back up all your software and files and use the PC Restore to reinstall/restore to factory condition.
First I'd try booting the PC, as its booting press the F8 key several times. This, with luck, will offer several boot options. Choose Safe mode. (A stripped out version of windows)
Assuming it boots into safe mode, Click on start - all programmes - Accessories - System Tools - System restore.
Restore to a date prior to the SP2 installation.
If all that works, update by going through the windows update software - Start - All Programmes - Windows update.
That will update your o's to SP3.
Failing that, without a copy of windows you're a bit stuck.
However, if you are stuck and don't want to pay again for an operating system, you could download and install "Ubuntu" for free. Its a linux based operating system. Just Google Ubuntu, all instructions are on the web page.
Most likely your scanner was put offline by a microsoft update. Mine was knocked out of business by a hardware driver update downloaded from microsoft update.
Try to roll back the scanner driver (my computer, system, hardware select scanner, properties, rollback driver to prior version) or go to your system restore function and do a restore to a earlier date when you know the scanner was working and see if that fixes it.
First thing I would do is to restore your computer to a date prior to this update, by clicking Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-System Restore and select a previous date to when the bad update was installed. I personally would not expect Vista to have caused this problem though, but for a Modem.
Was this a driver update?You can do a system restore to a day prior to the update,It will remove the update and restore your computer to a working state.You can find system restore under system tools.