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Restore to previous settings

How do I restore my Compaq Presario laptop to previous settings? The OS is Windows XP and I suspect I may have maxed out on a segment of emmory playing a stupid SIMS game. ;)

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  • Tangeeh
    Tangeeh Apr 03, 2008

    I tried to start in safemode, but am hung up on a screen that is filled with a list of thngs like:

    multi (0) disk (0) rdisk (0) partition (1)\windows\system32\DRIVERS\aliide.sys

    multi (0) disk (0) rdisk (0) partition (1)\windows\system32\DRIVERS\pcmcia.sys

    multi (0) disk (0) rdisk (0) partition (1)\windows\system32\DRIVERS\MountMgr.sys

    multi (0) disk (0) rdisk (0) partition (1)\windows\system32\DRIVERS\ftdisk.sys

    multi (0) disk (0) rdisk (0) partition (1)\windows\system32\DRIVERS\1394BUS.sys

    multi (0) disk (0) rdisk (0) partition (1)\windows\system32\DRIVERS\Mup.sys

    and its just stuck here...

  • Tangeeh
    Tangeeh Apr 03, 2008


    Thank you for the help. I managed to get my hands on a restore disk and am running it now. We're at 74% and I'll check in when its done to share the outcome.



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Hi Tangeeh, you can use windows system restore. Click the start button, slide to all programs & slide up to Accessories, than slide down to System tools & click System Restore.
Pick a date backwards when you know your PC ran better. Tangeeh what I think you realy need to do is clean your notebook. This will increase the notebooks overall peformance. Click the link I have posted to install a free program called RegCure.

Or you can use this other program free for 30 days.

If you want your PC to run as it did when you first bought is you can run your system restore CD from Compaq but you will loose all your personal data.

Good Luck & Kind Regards.
If I can be of more service, just ask.


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  • Mike Peluso
    Mike Peluso Apr 03, 2008

    Tangeeh, after I made my post above than I noticed you also added more information.

    Considering what you added you do need to run your system restore CD. Or your windows CD. You'll have the option to re-install windows & you should not loose your personal data. Load the system restore CD into your cdrom drive. If your notebook does not display the message: to load from CD press any key.... Than you'll have to restart the notebook & press the F8 key every two seconds, this will bring up a boot menu. Use your keyboard up & down arrow keys & choose the cdrom drive. Press enter. Follow the instructions from the restore CD or windows CD & choose to re-install windows only. When finished please update windows. If your missing any drivers & the restore CD does not have them on a compaq CD than go to this link for your Presario V5005us. You might want to book mark the site for later use.




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