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CD-ROM drive MSN messenger was downloaded onto my computer and was causing problems....I deleted some programs...don't know which ones and now my kids can't use CD-ROMs nor can they download music from iTunes...can I fix this or should I schedule a service call? The model no. listed below is not the one on my computer which is GATEWAY PERSONAL COMPUTER GMS5066E

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  • Georganne Jun 19, 2008

    the prompt after the restore told me that the system could not restore and that nothing had changed. This is a good system for problems that can be fixed...I guess I just made a big mess. I will schedule a service call. Thank you

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Try this
go to start>all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore. try to recall a date when your programs used to work well that is highlighted on the calendar and select that date. it will not erase or delete any of your files but will only remove any new program/software or updates that was installed in your computer

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