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Re: System Restore

I have Windows XP, I'm trying to restore my computer to an earlier date and every time I try and click on restore icon my computer restarts.

I've tried using key F8 in safe mode but it will not let me choose a restor point.

I am lost, don't know what to do next.

Can anybody help me please?

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  • lesrj2005 Mar 09, 2008

    I have an ebay account and it will not let me upload photographs

  • lesrj2005 Mar 09, 2008

    I need to restore to an previous time because I deleted somethings I shouldn't have....

  • lesrj2005 Mar 09, 2008

    I can't remember something popped-up and I deleted something I shouldn't have, and it's stopped me loading photos on my site.

  • lesrj2005 Mar 09, 2008

    I have already tried to restore to a previous date in safe mode but it
    only gave me one option and that was two hours before and wouldn't let
    me go back to a previous time or month.

  • lesrj2005 Mar 09, 2008

    I deleted the file yesterday and yes it did say undo previous restore point.

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OK... Thanks

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Well firstly u tell me why you are trying to restore your pc .

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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  • Ankur Yadav
    Ankur Yadav Mar 09, 2008

    i was asking this question because i want to know the problem of your PC . Sometime installing a software may cause some problem .

  • Ankur Yadav
    Ankur Yadav Mar 09, 2008

    from where u have deleted the files ?

  • Ankur Yadav
    Ankur Yadav Mar 09, 2008

    well the system restore will work for you only if you have deleted the system files or program files . You can try it for one time as you dont know which files you deleted . Are you sure that you have a previous restore point becouse if in safe mode u can start the restore program and the program is not showing a previous date to restore then you cannot restore it. Try some previous months for a restore point .

    Let me know if you again having this problem .

  • Ankur Yadav
    Ankur Yadav Mar 09, 2008

    i think you cant restore your pc . tell me when you deleted the file before two hours or after . And let me know also that the restore point is saying undo previous restore or not .

  • Ankur Yadav
    Ankur Yadav Mar 09, 2008

    Sorry friend if you do not have a restore point before you files deletation you cant restore it . Sorry

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Factory system restore


The System Restore tool built into Microsoft Windows allows you to dial the operating system back to an earlier time without deleting any of your files.
The Dell OptiPlex 755 has a few features that can affect a restoration to your system and get you running again if your system is not behaving as it should.
Use the Dell PC Restore tool is a last resort option, as the operation wipes all the data on your computer and returns it to its original condition.

Click "Start," "All Programs," "Accessories," "System Tools" and "System Restore."
Choose "Restore my computer to an earlier time," then click the most recent date on the calendar in bold print. Select a restore point from the list, then click "Next."

Accept the warning and click "Next." The restore process restarts your computer; check to see that the problem is solved after the computer restarts.
If not, you can restore back further.
Follow the steps again, going to the next most recent restore date, until the problem is resolved.

PC Restore

Power off the computer. Turn on the computer, and while it's booting, hold down "Ctrl" and press "F11" in Windows XP or "F8" in Windows Vista or later.


Click "Restore" then "Confirm" in Windows XP.
In Windows Vista and later, click "Repair your Computer," then "Next." Log in with a username and password.
Click "Dell Factory Image Restore," then "Next."
Confirm that you want to reformat the hard drive, then click "Next."


Click "Finish" when the button appears.
Your computer reboots, with the operating system nowrestored to the same state it was in when the computer was new.


http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/op755/en/UG/HTML/trouble.htm - wp1304264

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My computer says configure updates and then it automatically turns off


This will be a long process of troubleshooting and may end up of restoring your computer to a factory settings. You can try the steps below:
First is boot up to advance boot options, to do this follow the steps below: -Turn off your computer -After pressing the turn on button start tapping F8 key until you see the Advance Boot Option. -Try choosing Last Known Good Configuration if it fail try Safemode, Safemode with networking or safemode with command prompt, if one is successful use system restore to restore your computer to an earlier date but if it fails you'll need to use your Operating System Disc to use the repair option.
Here's how to access system restore incase you're able to access Last Known Good Configuration, Safemode, Safemode with networking or safemode with command prompt: Windows XP: Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore select Restore my computer to an earlier time then select a bold date on the calendar and click Next on the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer. Then click OK on the System Restore Restoration Complete page.
Windows 7 and Windows Vista: Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore select Restore my computer to an earlier time then select a bold date on the calendar and click Next on the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows configuration, and then restarts the computer. Then click OK on the System Restore Restoration Complete page.
If you're on safemode with command prompt: At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER, System Restore window will pop-up then select Restore my computer to an earlier time then select a bold date on the calendar and click Next on the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows configuration, and then restarts the computer. Then click OK on the System Restore Restoration Complete page.
If all the steps above fails you need to use the recover disc or the operating system disc to do a repair on your computer. Revert back in case you need steps for using start-up repair.
Note: If the steps above and start-up repair fail there's no other option but to restore your computer to factory settings.

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My xp pro on Dell gx150 not saving settings


Try to use the System Restore, this process will fix all system errors in your computer.

In your desktop screen, go to:
  1. Start Menu
  2. All Programs
  3. Accessories
  4. System Tools
  5. System Restore
  6. In the System Restore Window, choose Restore my computer to an earlier time.
For example: Today is March 22, try to locate the date were your computer is in perfect condition.

7. Click Next
8. Then you'll see some marked dates
which means those are the dates to use
the system restore
9. Choose a date, then click Next
button
10. Your computer will automatically
restart then wait for the process to
finish
11. A message will appear that states
your computer is successfully restored
12. Then observed the changes in
your computer system

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Need to find solutions!


Through the All Programs menu:
1.
Click Start.
2.
Point to All Programs.
3.
Point to Accessories.
4.
Point to System Tools.
5.
Click System Restore.
6.
Follow the instructions on the wizard.
Creating a restore point can be useful any time you anticipate making changes to your computer that are risky or might make your computer unstable. If something goes wrong, you select the restore point you just created and Windows XP undoes any system changes made since that time.
Create a Restore Point
1.
Open System Restore. (See step-by-step instructions above.)
2.
Click Create a restore point, and then click Next.
3.
In the Restore point description box, type a name to identify this restore point as seen in Figure 1 below. System Restore automatically adds the date and time that this Restore Point is created.
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Figure 1. Creating a restore point
• To finish creating this restore point, click Create.
• To cancel restore point creation and return to the Welcome to System Restore screen, click Back.
• To cancel restore point creation and exit the System Restore Wizard, click Cancel.
To view or to return to this restore point, from the Welcome to System Restore screen of the System Restore Wizard select Restore my computer to an earlier time. Then select the date you created the restore point from the calendar in the Select a Restore Point screen. All of the restore points you created and you computer created on the selected date are listed by name in the list box to the right of the calendar.
Note System Restore does not replace the process of uninstalling a program. To completely remove the files installed by a program, you must remove the program using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel or the program's own uninstall program. To open Add or Remove Programs, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.

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Trying to backup and restore


If you have windows Xp;click on (CAPS)
START - HELP and SUPPORT - undo changes to your computer with SYSTEM RESTORE- RESTORE MY COMPUTER TO AN EARLIER TIME.
I recomend restoring it to the earliest date that it will restore from. 

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Booting problem


If the computer was working properly few hours/days back... then you can try it by restoring the windows to an earlier time by booting it in the safe mode.


How to go in the safe mode < click



How to restore the system>

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 then its recommended to repair the windows.


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I was removing some programs from my computer and accidentally removed some that I needed. I can use my recovery disc (Recover XP with service pack 1) because I removed the program that plays DVDs. How do...


I suggest you try using SYSTEM RESTORE first

start, programs, accessories, system tools, system restore.

select restore to an earlier time (or similar) then select the date you want to restore to. Select a date/time PRIOR to when you deleted the program you want.

This may restore your system. it does not restore data or files that were deleted though..

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