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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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1) If you are using Windows XP the follow the steps given below:



Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in 'Safe Mode' by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch On until you get the Safe Mode Option.

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2) If you are using Windows 7 then follow the steps given below:

1. Open the Start Menu.

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2. Open the Control Panel (All Items View).

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A) Click on the Next button


Now you will find a window with Dates, Description and Type,

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

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

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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

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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

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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.


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Now system restore process recover the previous windows settings and your computer
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Method 1 Able to Access the Desktop.

1 start .
then click Help and Support
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2 Under Pick a Task
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3 Select Restore my computer to an earlier time
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4 Under, 1. On this calendar, click a bold date, select a date before problems were observed with the computer.
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6 Click Next >
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Method 2 Unable to Access the Desktop.

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4 Press the <Enter> key on the keyboard.

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5 Log in as the administrator or as a user with administrator rights.

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6 At the command prompt (blinking cursor), type:
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Try to do System restore
To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:
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