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System restore not working.

Laptop sat for around 1-1.5 years and now when i try to restore it, it locks up during installation of windows.

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  • damodfather Jul 01, 2008

    yes trying to reinstall windows using restore disc provided by manufacturer but i have also tried installing with a stand alone version of windows xp and it does the same thing. I have changed hard drives already with a known good one.

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Try running tests on the hard drive....r u trying to reinstall windows, & hw r u doing it??

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

  • vineet vashishtha Jul 02, 2008

    if the installation is getting stuck in the middle, there are jst 2 points of failures....either the cds or the hard drive....u hv already replaced the hard drive, now u can try changing the cds....i hope u r trying to do the installation by booting frm the cd...

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It is not unusual for windows to lock up during a system restore. I am curious to know which operating system you have and what prompted you to do the restore. In any event, I would simply power down by holding the power button for 10 seconds. Start it up again and see what happens. If that does not work, I would start the computer in safe mode by pressing F8 during startup BEFORE the windows logo appears. If the computer runs in safe mode but not in a normal start up, I would remove any software of hardware that you may have installed since the computer was working. You can also select a new restore point to see if that works. Windows will also give you the option to start from the last known good configuration from the safe mode window. That is another option. Let me know if that does not work.

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if the laptop was working perfectly before you installed the rompaq update, then it means the rompaq is the cause of the problem.

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Start > All programs > Accessories > System tools > System restore.

Read and follow instructions. System will restart during the restore process.....

After that try again and observe of your laptop will function/work properly/normally.

Please let me know if this doesn't solve your problem so that I can help you further.

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The system restore component in windows is mostly flawed and causes more problems than it fixes.

If you must restore to the point of purchase use the windows installation disk or system restore disk that came with your pc.

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