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Regarding Restore (F10)

A few weeks ago, the Hard Disk in my PC kept running at full speed. I was not able to turn off the PC, so I unplugged it. Next time I booted, everything was frozen.

I concluded that if I found a restore point, I could fix the problem. However, I've restored and undone many restore points.

The PC did find a restore point - but it's not the one I want. It looks like the first day I got the PC. After a few years, my PC was very customized to my liking. I had a great collection of pictures, all neatly saved in different folders, I had many great Utility programs, some little games I love to play. I know some DOS commands. But, none of these programs can be found on the H.D.. I downloaded "Powerdesk", still could not find any of the directories I had created, (I even looked for "Hidden" files, no luck)

I hope this explanation is clear. Thank you so much for your assistance,
Joyce Streifel
JStrei6806@aol.com

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Ok what you want to do is go into safe mode and Re-Restore back to the point before you went all the way back! let me know if you need more help than this

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