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Got virus laptop will not restore to earlier date takes about 12 to 15 minutes to sign on to computer. Would like to restore to origial state but that does not work either help me

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Put the O.S. install disc in, as if you were installing from scratch, and choose upgrade when prompted and it should wipe over the virus and keep all your programs and files.
If that fails, you will have to do a fresh install.

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You need to install a fresh copy of your operating system You need to be able to completely erase your hard drive and start fresh. If I were you I would consider changing the hard drive completely and starting fresh with a new copy of the operating system. It sounds like a worm and it has eaten through all of your restore data.

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System restore failed

Switch On your PC/ Laptop and log in to windows.

Go to 'Start'--->Programs--->Accessories--->System Tools--->Click 'System Restore'

A 'System Restore' window will appear.

Here you will have to check "Restore computer to an earlier time' and click Next

Now you will find one Month Calendar window with Dates below, go to the previous month by clicking the '<' sign in the upper left hand corner of the Month Calendar and select any date that you see in Bold.

Note: It is better if you could remember from which date you are facing the issue, try to select a date prior to that date.

The detail of that particular date should show "System Checkpoint" and time on the right hand side box. Select that date.

Now, Click on Next and System Restore will start and windows will take a reboot.

If this fails or not successful then your pc is infected by virus.

If you feel that, my answers have helped you getting solution to your problems then please give a vote.

Feb 01, 2012 | Microsoft Office XP Professional OEM w/...


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.
    >>System Tools.
    >>Then click on System Restore.

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


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


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


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.


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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I need to restore my vista to factory setting as I have a virus on my computer so I am using my laptop to try and find out how to complete this procedure ;please could you help me . regards Jackie

System restore is a tool that allows you to take settings for windows back a few days or even weeks to a time when your computer worked better. This has worked to fix problems when antivirus tools couldn't fix a problem.
To use system restore click the START BUTTON, choose ALL PROGRAMS.
Click the ACCESSORIES folder, and choose SYSTEM TOOLS.
Choose SYSTEM RESTORE, after a brief delay as settings are checked you will be given the option to revert your computer to a date when it worked better.
Once you've selected the date when you're sure it worked better system restore will adjust settings, reboot the computer, and adjust settings again on startup. The process takes about 30 minutes.
If you have selected a date that's not far enough back you can repeat this process with an earlier date.

May 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Computer keeps saying that a recent hardware or software change might be the cause tried everything

Set your notebook to be restored to an earlier date with the installed software.
So choose to open the control panel , click on BACKUP/RESTORE , open the settings and choose the set up date and click to restore.
If there is no response after the restoration , then you will need to reinstall the OS.
Clear your PC of any virus /malwares with a virus scan.

Dec 24, 2010 | HP Mini 1000 Netbook

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My computer screen is flickering and the tool bar is not clear. These happen after the updates. The laptop is hp pavilion dv4 1281 us. Thanks

It seems that the update is clashing with the video drivers. Please restore the laptop to a date earlier than when you updated the laptop. To do that Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->System restore. This will take your laptop to a state that it was in before the update. And you will lose all data after the update date. So take a backup of it before you restore the laptop.

Jun 12, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

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Will not get past the xp logo to boot up ( no video)

Have you installed any new software lately? New updates? Is it possible that you have a virus?

Try this: Reboot the machine. Press and hold the "F8" button while it is booting. This should bring you to a screen that will let you start in safe mode or to restore your computer to an earlier state. If you start in safe mode uninstall any new software and run a virus check with a reliable antivirus program. If you chose to restore, your computer will reset itself to a point prior to your problems. (You should be able to choose a date to reset it to)

Oct 31, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook

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Laptop keyboard has stopped working

Use system restore to restore your PC back to a date before you began having virus problems.

Start Menu -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore

When you start System Restore, it will ask if you want to restore to an earlier time, choose a date from before the virus problems started and follow the prompts from there. Your computer will restart, the restore process usually takes 5-15 minutes and then your system reboots.

Let me know if this works for you.

Hope this helps. Please take a moment to rate this solution. Thanks.

Mar 15, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook

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Restoring my computer

just download avast 4.8 from and scan your pc by disabling the system restore

May 27, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

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My system restore does not function

make sure you are selecting a date that is
bold ,
some viruses will stop you using the restore function,run anti virus and anti spy ware

then try this:
go to start/run and type in cmd

then type in the black box sfc/scannow,

have your o/s disc ready as this will check all the system files and replace any that has got corrupted, from the o/s disc.

good luck

Mar 28, 2008 | Compaq Presario X1000 Notebook

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