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Restored a windows program (XP I believe) and after the restore was completed it seems now the computer does not recognize the battery? When I check the managment for the battery it says battery not present but the battery is present. In fact, the battery has been removed and re-installed several times to be sure it is in correctly. However, important to note that I do recall the battery was working fine prior to the system restore but I am not 100%sure. Now everytime the power cord is disconnected from the laptop computer, the computer shuts down instantly....can't seem to figure it out? Again, I do recall the battery worked fine before the restore but I am not 100% sure.........any suggestions. Computer is a Dell VOSTRO 1000 laptop

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How can i restore settings in my computer


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 timeoption, 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. 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. Click the following link if you want screenshots: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084

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Sep 23, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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WINDOWS XP SYSTEM RESTORE


System Restore is a tool that takes your computer back to a previously working state. This option is available in Windows ME, Windows XP and Windows Vista. Windows takes snapshots of critical system files, program files and registry settings and stores them as "Restore Points". If ever you should have any problem with your computer, you can "restore" your computer to one of these Restore Points, when your computer was working fine.
Please remember - System restore does NOT have any effect on your personal files such as emails, documents or photographs.
HOW TO USE SYSTEM RESTORE TO RESTORE WINDOWS XP TO A PREVIOUSLY WORKING STATE
In order to perform a System Restore, you must have administrative rights in your computer. If this is your own personal computer, then chances are that you will be having administrative rights in it, however if you are on a network computer, say for example in a computer at your workplace, then you will have to request your Network Administrator to help you.
In order to restore Windows to a previously working "Restore Point" follow the steps given below:
1. Log on to Windows with administrative rights.
2. Click Start, go to All Programs, go to Accessories, go 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 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 back to your computer. The System Restore Restoration Complete page is displayed.
7. Click OK.

If you have successfully restored your computer to a previous state, and the computer is performing as it should be, you can stop here.
But if the restore process completed successfully and the computer is still not performing as you want, you can either restore your computer to a different restore point or just undo the current System Restore. In order to undo a System Restore, please continue reading.
HOW TO RUN SYSTEM RESTORE FROM THE COMMAND PROMPT?
Many times, you may not be able to run System Restore because your computer will not start up normally. But you can still run System Restore from the command prompt.
  • Click on Start -> Run -> and type in %systemrestore%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and click OK
OR
  1. Start up the computer in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Command Prompt
  2. At the Command Prompt type %systemrestore%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
  3. You can replace %systemrestore% with C:\Windows, if you like
  4. You might have to select the Operating System in your computer
  5. You might also have to enter your username and password
  6. You should have Administrator Rights in your computer to do this.
HOW TO UNDO A SYSTEM RESTORE:

You may have unintentionally restored Windows XP to a previous configuration that you do not want. To undo the restoration, follow these steps:
1. Log on to Windows with administrative rights.
2. Click Start, go to All Programs, go to Accessories, go to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Undo my last restoration, and then click Next.
Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
4. On the Confirm Restoration Undo page, click Next. System Restore restores the original Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
5. Logon to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Undo Complete page appears.
6. Click OK.
You can now run System Restore again from a Different Restore Point.

on Jul 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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2 hours ago my backspace key randomly stopped working


Always restart the computer first. This fixes many problems. Assuming you have tried this, a Windows System Restore may help. In Windows XP: 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. sammiller001_1.png
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. sammiller001_2.png
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. 7. If you successfully restored your computer to a previous state, and the computer performs as expected, you are finished. If this does not alleviate the problem, you could use a USB keyboard, or use the Windows OnScreen Keyboard. To do this: 1. Click on the Start menu 2. Point to All Programs 3. Point to Accessories 4. Point to Accessibility 5. Select On-Screen Keyboard

Mar 05, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Loss of sound!


You probably uninstalled the drivers for your sound card.

If you know the soundcard model you can download the drivers from the internet or use the drivers CD you got with the computer.

You can also use system restore to restore the computer to date when it was working.

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.

Jun 19, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Following a System Restore on my Dell Inspiron it has come up with windowsroot system 32 ntoskrnl. The computer was not supplied with the full Window's XP home edition CD, just a Dell reinstallation CD...


If you get that message every time you run system restore, that restore point is no longer any good. You need to try a different restore point on a different date. System restore is NOT meant to be a backup. You need to be running a backup of your computer if you don't want to lose your data. Hopefully you will have another restore point, possibly earlier than the one you used, which is good. If you need to reinstall windows, you will need to get a disk. You can send me a message if you need one.

Jun 13, 2010 | Dell Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Have xp professional and on my start up page all my links are gone? cant even do system restore.how do you restore it or fix this problem, really need some help!!! also get c:\program...


How to use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); Note To perform System Restore, you must be logged on to Windows as an administrator. If this is your personal computer, you are likely already logged on with an administrator account. If this is a computer that is part of a network at work, you might have to ask the system administrator for help. To verify that you are logged on to Windows with a user account that is a computer administrator, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/admin (http://support.microsoft.com/gp/admin) 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, go to the "How to undo a system restoration after you perform a System Restore" section. If you received an error message and the restore process did not finish, or if you cannot run System Restore, go to the "Next Steps" section.

Jun 09, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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How do I restore my program for santa cruise? i have no sound.


Dear sir,

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, go to the "How to undo a system restoration after you perform a System Restore" section. If you received an error message and the restore process did not finish, or if you cannot run System Restore, go to the "Next Steps" section

Mar 31, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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Missing files and photos, settings ect


Log in as Administrator and undo the system restore.

How to undo a system restoration after you perform a System Restore loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); You may have unintentionally restored Windows XP to a previous configuration that you do not want. To undo the restoration, 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 Undo my last restoration, and then click Next.

    Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
  4. On the Confirm Restoration Undo page, click Next. System Restore restores the original Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
  5. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Undo Complete page appears.
  6. Click OK. You can now run System Restore again from a different restore point.

Dec 16, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Restoring my computer to the orangial state


is this win xp based and if you have tried the windows restore option and it did not work u need a xp startup disk you can download it from microsoft.com and insert the disk and restart the computer once restarted you will be asked to press any key this will be about 4 times than you will be warned that the computer will be restored to the original manufacture condition and that any information will be lost than press yes to continue with the partition load when this is complete your computer will be restored to original manufacture condition

Aug 11, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Norton not loaded purchased from internet, did not get email with produt key, i'm 79 and mest it all up, please help me. mr james monksfild, email pelican12@talktalk.com. thank you.


ø First of All Shut Down your Computer.
ø Restart Computer and Keep Tapping F8.
ø Choose Safe mode with Networking and Press Enter. (Win XP or 2000).
ø Run Windows in Safe Mode Click Yes.
ø Restoring Windows to a previous point
ø Click Start, Programs or All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then System Restore. The Welcome to System Restore window opens.
ø Select restore my computer to an earlier time, and click Next. The Select a Restore Point window opens.
ø Select a bolded date and a restore point, and then click next
ø (Note: - You need to choose a Date before the installation of Norton)
ø Click OK if a pop-up window about closing programs appears. The Confirm Restore Point Selection window opens.
ø Click Next. The computer should shut down and turn back on automatically after the restoration completes. The Restoration Complete window appears.
ø Click OK. The computer has now been restored to a previous time when it worked correctly.
ø (Note: - If an error message appears saying that the computer cannot be restored to the point you selected, try a different restore point)
After the System Restore is complete, and the computer starts successfully, update the computer software as follows: - 1). Update the system virus definitions. 2).Get the latest critical system updates using Microsoft's Windows update.
Once all this is Done you Need to Download and Install Norton Again.

Jul 04, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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