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I'm running windows xp and my wife was using the computer and all of a sudden all of the icons on the dektop changed in appearance. When we now click on any icon we get the message if we want to either select a program from file or go to the web to select a program to open any application. I can't even try to do a system restore without getting the same message....I think that if I could do a system restore to a later date I might be able to return my desktop to it/s past appearance....Please`help

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On most computers you will have the option of restoring windows on one of the F key options, when it's booting up. The trick is to get to the Repair Computer option screen (it's different on different computers but does the same thing). If you can get the Restore Option before windows sets up, you'll fix this problem. On my Toshiba F2 and F12 are reserved for options, but I also get other options pressing F4 through F8 as it's booting- not sure which key works, so I hit all of them. Keep working that angle, and I'm sure you'll get it working again. Good luck, and hope this helps.

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