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System restore will not go back to a good restore point from todays date

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Ohhh..not too good..sounds like a operating system issue...may be time to re install operating system.

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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.

Apr 21, 2011 | Acer Aspire AX1700-U3793A PC Desktop

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Backing Up Windows Registry


Backing up the windows registry is good practice.
There are two methods to back up your Windows registry.
1. Using the built-in Windows semi-automated tool.
Go to Start
Select All Programs
Then select Accessories
Then select System Tools
Then select System Restore
Follow the instructions to Create a Restore Point. With the restore point, you can revert your entire machine back to a point in time.
2. Using the Window Registry editor.
Go To Start
Select Run
Type in "Regedit" into the text box and hit the Enter key
To create a backup, select File
Then select Export
Name the file, I always use today's date
select all for export range,
Save somewhere you can find I use a Flash Disk
Steps to restore your registry to this backup
1. Find File on Flash Drive
2. Double click it and confirm that you want to change the registry.

on Dec 06, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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System Restore


Use System Restore to Undo Changes if Problems Occur

Windows XP Professional makes it easier to resolve problems if they occur in your system. You can use System Restore to remove any system changes that were made since the last time you remember your computer working correctly. System Restore does not affect your personal data files (such as Microsoft Word documents, browsing history, drawings, favorites, or e–mail) so you won’t lose changes made to these files. Windows XP creates “restore points” every day, as well as at the time of significant system events (such as when an application or driver is installed). You can also create and name your own restore points at any time. 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 a restore point and Windows XP undoes any system changes made since that time.
When you run System Restore, a calendar is displayed to help you find restore points. If you don't use your computer every day, some days might not have any restore points. If you use your computer frequently, you might have restore points almost every day, and some days might have several restore points.
To create a Restore Point
1. Access the System Restore Wizard through Help and Support Center. (Click Start, and then click Help and Support. Click Performance and Maintenance, click Using System Restore to undo changes, and then click Run the System Restore Wizard.
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. System Restore automatically adds to this name the date and time that this Restore Point is created.
  • 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.
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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 when the restore point was created from the calendar in the Select a Restore Point screen. All of the restore points that were created on the selected date are listed by name in the list box to the right of the calendar.
To set advanced restore options
1. Open Backup. (Click Start, goto to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup.) The Backup Utility Wizard starts by default, unless it is disabled.

2. Click the Advanced Mode button in the Backup Utility Wizard.

3. Click the Restore and Manage Media menu and select the files to restore.

4. Click the Start Restore button.

5. On the Confirm Restore dialog box, click Advanced.

6. Set the advanced restore options you want, and then click OK. See the Notes section for a description of each option.

on Dec 01, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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How do I retrieve deleted emails?


If you're using a PC based email program like outlook express, you may be able to go back to a restore point using System Restore and select a date from before the point you deleted them. This doesn't gurarantee they'll be recovered, but it's possible. Otherwise once deleted in most cases they're gone for good. Usually they reside in a deleted folder and you get the opportunity to restore then (move them back to another folder like Inbox), but if you deleted them from the Deleted folder they're permanently gone except as mentioned, possibly restorable from a System Restore. Cick on start, then search and enter System Restore if you don't know how to navigate to System tools in accessories. Try to select a restore point that says System Checkpoint. Those are usally safe restore points (dates in bold only)

Jan 16, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My parents just gave me this computer. I dont have any discs with it can I restore it to factory settings with out cd and how


If you can start up the computer and use it then you can create your own boot disc. It can be hard if you don't know what your doing. Another option is to go buy a new hard drive and windows xp. (Note from the specs you have given, Vista wont work on this computer as Vista needs min 1GB Ram to operate).
Check this site for info: http://freepctech.com/pc/002/files010.shtml Hope it helps.

Sep 06, 2010 | eMachines T3998 Cel 2.93GHz, 256MB, 100GB,...

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My HP a800n (using XP) worked fine yesterday. Last night, an automatic update came in from Microsoft. Today, I cannot get it to consistently boot up. It did it once earlier and locked up. Now, I get the...


Try to boot up into safe mode and see if you can get in there. If so then go into the system tools folder in the start menu or by going into the windows icon. You would go into accessories and then system tools and then go into system restore.

In the system restore choose the last good known date that is bolded when the computer was working properly. After you click on the date to choose it go ahead and let it restore. It will need to reboot, once it does if it goes back in then your good. At that point I would suggest turning off automatic updates for windows.

If you can't get into safe mode, then your going to need to reinstall windows cause the operating system is corrupted.

Apr 15, 2010 | HP Pavilion a800n (PP163AA) PC Desktop

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Restore point


Creating a restore point is quite easy ....Go to...

Start->all programs->accessories->system tools->system restore->

Now a window will pop up...choose the option create restore point and choose the date ....Now ur restore point is created

Aug 08, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer...

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How do I return our Dimension 5100 Dell Desktop back to it's original state? Lost the recovery CD.


Have you tried restoring your operating system to a previous restore point?
To do this click on start- all programs - accessories - system tools - system restore. Then choose a date from the calendar which corresponds to a time before you began to experience problems on your PC. Follow the on-screen instructions to restore your PC to its original state.
Note that a system restore will remove any programs which were installed AFTER the selected restore point date.
Hope this helps.
Regards,
Graemevm

Apr 19, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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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.

Dec 23, 2008 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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I just set up a new Windows Vista computer. Last night, I had no problem loading programs, but today it won't let me load any programs. I inserted a new Microsoft Office disc and nothing happened. I...


hi,
you can try restoring ur system to time when it was working fine, and please try it in safe mode

  1. To be safe, backup any important files before restoring from a restore point.
  2. Close any software windows that are open.
  3. Click Start c00847244.gif , All Programs , Accessories , System Tools , and then System Restore . The "Restore system files and settings" window opens.
  4. Select Choose a different restore point , and click Next .
  5. Select a date and time from the list of available restore points and click Next . All affected system files will be added, removed, or changed to the same versions that were in the computer's system file configuration on the selected date.
  6. Click Finish in the "Confirm your restore point" window.
  7. Click Yes in the confirmation message that opens.
  8. The computer should shut down and turn back on automatically after the restoration completes.

May 20, 2008 | HP Computers & Internet

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