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I accidently deleted my scsi driver on my OLD but love-able xp system. Can you tell me how to get a new one and install?

try system restore. it will sent the system to an early time before you deleted the drivers.
click windows logo>>search bar type>> system restore>>>
then select system restore,then when is opened.. select older/more
system restore check point..>>> select the check point before the incident.....
this will leave your pc in the state it actually was before you erased the drivers... let the computer finish the restore,it will reboot by itself. good luck

Feb 17, 2015 | PC Desktops

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My Desktop is very slow and i want to reset it?

Your desktop probably just needs a good clean and tune up >?
And you might want to add some more ram.
Press windows button and in the search type msconfig go to startup tab and uncheck those you dont want to start.

scroll to the bottom toolbar bottom of screen right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer and ticking over you might have a virus

if you see something running that you does not need to be running select end now then you might you might uninstall that particular program

and some unnecessary programs

you should also check leads from motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections

click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now

click start tick in both boxes this will schedule to on restart
do not have any input while chkdsk utility is in progress any might damage your computer

also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use

then defragment your hard drive

adding more ram is the best way of speeding up a computer
If youre not sure if a module is right for your system use the

Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules

you should always ask for a guarantee on compatibility before purchasing any ram and buy working pairs if possible

you might have to many programs running at the same timeputting to much strain on the CPU central processing unit

try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs

This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.

Delete the files using Disk Cleanup
If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.

It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.

Open Disk Cleanup by clickingstartall programsaccessoriessystem tools and then clicking Disk Cleanup.

In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, choose whether you want to clean up your own files only or all of the files on the computer.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

If the Disk Cleanup Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.

Click the Disk Cleanup tab, and then select the check boxes for the files you want to delete.
When you finish selecting the files you want to delete, click OK, and then click Delete files to confirm the operation.

Disk Cleanup proceeds to remove all unnecessary files from your computer.

This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.

Delete the files using Disk Cleanup
If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.

It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.

Watch the demo (1:00)
and download and install either or all of these
microsoft security essentials your operating system must be registered
Win7/Vista/XP 64 bit anti malware free edition Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7

this should speed up your computer
or if you still just want to reset it use the system restore
System Restore

You can use the System Configuration utility to perform a system restore.

There are three possible restore points:System checkpoints that Windows schedules

Manual restore points that you specify with the System Configuration utility
Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a serviceyou can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly.

This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.

To perform a system restore, follow these steps

1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.

2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore.

3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.

4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points.
Click the most recent one to view system restore information.

5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next.

6.Close all other programs.

7.To start the system restore, click Next.

8.Your computer restarts.

Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue.
HP Desktop factory settings
The HP Recovery Partition that comes pre-installed on most new HPs is like built-in insurance if your system becomes unstable or fails.

If the problem is severe enough, you may not be able to start the HP Desktop Recovery Manager from Windows but you can start it manually by following the steps below.

Disconnect all peripheral devices and power on the computer.
Press the F11 key after the computer first powers on to start the HP Recovery Manager.

Follow the on-screen instructions to back up recoverable files on the hard drive to an external drive or media.

Continue following the instructions to recover the hard drive to its original factory condition.
Click "Finish" when the recovery is complete.

Reconnect devices and reboot the computer.
Reinstall software and update Windows and HP to current settings.

Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows Vista)

Dec 08, 2013 | HP PC Desktops

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System restore does not work vista

System Restore does not work? Why not? What type of message are you getting?

Were there any Restore Points created?

Are we talking System Restore or System Recovery (to factory settings)?

System Restore works within the windows environment and does not cause you to lose any data. You get it started by clicking Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore and then select a Restore Point (date and time) before you started having problems. It does not delete any of your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs (unless the program was installed after the restore point you selected).

System Recovery on the other had deletes everything. It sets your system back to the point when your first purchased it. Most times you need to read the manual on how to get the Recovery started. Hopefully you have a Recovery Partition on your hard drive that was setup by the manufacturer because trying to recover from disks that you created don't work most times.

May 12, 2012 | PC Desktops

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Maybe you don't have enough space allocated for restore points. Increase the size. Also if you turn System Restore Off it deletes the Restore Points.

When you open System Restore click the Settings link to increase the space. Or you can click Start/Control Panel then look for System or System and Performance. Click the System Restore tab then increase the space.

May 01, 2012 | HP PC Desktops

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How do I Use system restore on Vista OS PC

Click Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore
Select a restore point (date and time) that is before you started having the problem. System Restore will not delete your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs (unless the program was installed after the restore date you selected).

Apr 05, 2012 | Dell PC Desktops

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How do I retrieve deleted emails?

If you're using a PC based email program like outlook express, you may be able to go back to a restore point using System Restore and select a date from before the point you deleted them. This doesn't gurarantee they'll be recovered, but it's possible. Otherwise once deleted in most cases they're gone for good. Usually they reside in a deleted folder and you get the opportunity to restore then (move them back to another folder like Inbox), but if you deleted them from the Deleted folder they're permanently gone except as mentioned, possibly restorable from a System Restore. Cick on start, then search and enter System Restore if you don't know how to navigate to System tools in accessories. Try to select a restore point that says System Checkpoint. Those are usally safe restore points (dates in bold only)

Jan 16, 2011 | PC Desktops

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My computer is only left on for about 5 or 10 minutes and it freezes up to the point where I have to reboot it and it usually takes 4-5 times of rebooting for it to come up to "start windows normally"...

CorruptedSystem Files

Your computer freezes due to corruptedsystem files. System files corruption is one of the most responsible causes forcrashing the entire computer. Deleting or moving the system files may crashyour computer.

1. Insert the Microsoft Windows Installation CD ROM.
2. Click Start ' Run.
3. Type SFC/ ScanNow and press ENTER.
4. Follow the instructions on your screen.

Corrupted Registry

System registry corruption leads to runtime errors and your computer crashes.Windows Registry is very complex and not easy to repair manually. Hence, athird-party Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer software is recommended.

1. Download a Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer software such as Reginout.
2. Click Registry Cleaner tab.
3. Click Start Scan.
4. The registry scan will start. Wait till it is finished.
5. As per the results, click Fix Now button to start repairing you registry.

Often good registry cleaners include built-in Backup & Restore centre thatlets you recover from an unforeseen situation by simply restoring the state ofyour registry.

Faulty RAM

Your computer freezes due to problemswith the computer memory. A faulty RAM may result in Blue Screen of Death(BSOD).

In such a case, remove the existing RAM and clean it using a soft cloth. Then,connect it again. The problem may not persist..

Incomplete Installations

Your computer freezes because of a previously failed or incompleteinstallation. An incomplete or failed installation creates junk registryentries and thereby system crashing problem.

Repair the registry entries created by a failed setup and delete the files thatstill remain on your hard disk. Delete the contents of C:\Windows\Temp folder.

Disk Space Allocated by Unnecessary Files

Your computer freezes if the operating system has no adequate free disk spaceto perform its operations. Temporary files, temporary internet files, logfiles, browser cache and other files may occupy a large amount of your diskspace and thus generating runtime errors that crashes your system.

Using Disk Cleaner, delete the junk files from your hard disk. The steps are asbelow:

1. Click Start ' All Programs ' Accessories ' System Tools ' Disk CleanUp.
2. Follow the instructions on your screen

Oct 01, 2010 | Acer Aspire T690 (AST690UP820A) PC...

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Cannot delete "System Volume Information" on extra drive

There is a free software title called ccleaner (a registry cleaner) that also gives you the option to delete system restore points. I would give that a shot.

Jun 10, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Malware has come on my pc i cat system restore because it has deleted past restore points

Go to and install Windows Defender if the software hasn't been removed yet.

If your system can't be restored at the previous point. You will have to reinstall the programs.

Aug 01, 2008 | Medion MD-1704 PC Desktop

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Recovery disk full and windows explorer keeps feezing

right-click on "My Computer" then select properties, then System restore.

You now have two choices, expand the % disk space to use for the system restore, or Turn off System Restore, which will wipe out all past restore points.

Do the first one, see if everything goes back to normal. if not, then run disk cleaner foundat: start, programs. accessories, systems tools. This should mkae your Operating system speed up a bit by cleaning out temp files and other clutter. Then defrag, also found in the same folder as Disk cleaner. Next, do a search of your entire hard drive for all files ending in .tmp. delete them all. Those steps combined, should speed things up considerably. Only when everything is working fine again should you turn of system restore and then turn it back on again to get everything cleaned out. This last should be a last resort only, when you are running out of Hard drive space.

Jul 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

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