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Restore feature on windows xp home edition

Never had much luck with the restore feature on windows xp, was there any problems with th original software when issued? Or am I just missing the boat on something. I keep getting "cannot restore to previous selected date"

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Re: restore feature on windows xp home edition

You have to create restore points first in order for this feature to work, to fully understand the system restore please go through this informative article:
Hope that helped!

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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My windows xp home edition has crashed and i have no recovery cd

Find a friend with either a "retail" Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM disk,
or with an 'OEM' ("original equipment manufacturer") equivalent.

Use that disk, plus the 25-character product-key on the label on the side of your computer,
to reinstall Windows, or first to try to "repair" your installed copy of Windows.

Or, if you have a "brand-name" computer (Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Acer, Gateway, eMachines)
telephone the manufacturer, and order a replacement "System Restore" set of CD-ROM disks.
Probably about $20, plus $20 for overnight-courier.

Nov 22, 2010 | Operating Systems


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 administrator privileges on microsoft windows XP Home edition. It was accidentially deleted.

please follow these steps to restore the administrator privileges

click "start" button and then click "run" in run box type gpedit.msc

once you do this you would be able to logon to the group policy editing feature of windows Xp .

on the left had side click on the "user configuration" and then click on the "window settings" .once you do that it will give you a list of option on the left hand side .In the list check that what all things are "enabled" double click on the option and then try to put a check on the radio button which says "not configured " .And through this you would be able to gain all the features back on your computer .You can also do the setting change from group policy .
If you face any problem in doing this or have futher question you can get back to me on fixya.


Apr 25, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Windows XP background loads but no icons/task manager/start menu

well copying the files may be the problem! for instance you need a recovery cd or dvd if you made one and use that to reinstall ur OS like the day you bought it!
try making or getting a windows installer disc then either install ur original OS like home or professinal or use the repair feature that shoud install all the drivers and .dll file you need

Aug 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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System restore

Click on the start menu, select all programs, accessories, system tools and then system restore should be in the list.
Please post back if it is not.

Good luck and thanks for choosing FixYa!!

May 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Preparing/obtaining Drivers list in Win XP-Home

Use driver backup software to backup your current drivers, save them on memory stick or other external device, you can now format and then use the driver utility to restore them, helpfull?

May 25, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Restore to original settings

From the Start menu: All Programs > Accessories > Sytem Tools > System Restore

Apr 30, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for PC

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Repairing wndows XP

You can use the restore feature if you can access windows.

Apr 05, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Fonts missing

Try a system restore to a time previous to that where the fonts were deleted. Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore That should do the trick. If not, do a repair install on your partition with a Windows XP disc, that would also solve your problem - but try the system restore first. Good luck.

Sep 06, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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