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"When a computer crashes there are 2 kinds of people. Those that say "Sure glad I backed up yesterday and those that say "Oh no, what about all my pictures, documents and emails"

System Restore  

 

Applies to Windows-XP and Windows-ME

System Restore takes periodic snapshots of the current system configuration (settings that help your computer run properly). If you install software (programs) or hardware (devices) that cause your machine to go crazy you can revert to a past “Restore Point” and hopefully get things running properly.

 Caution:  If you are using system restore because after installing a program that you think may be creating problems with your computer. 

System Restore will not remove the program. It will restore many of your system configurations, but not remove the program. It is best to first remove the program using the Add/Remove programs feature in control panel. After you remove the program then use System Restore.

The best procedure would be:

  1. Set a restore point prior to installing program.

  2. Install the program.

If the program causes a problem:

  1. Remove the program, using the Add/Remover program feature in control panel.

  2. Use System Restore to restore system to the restore point you created prior to installing program.

 

Windows-XP

To use “Systems Restore” use the following steps.

  1. Click the “Start Button”
  2. Click Help and Support
  3. Click “Undo changes to your computer with System Restore” (located under the “Pick a task” heading
  4. The System Restore Window will open. “Welcome to System Restore”
  5. On the right side of the window select “Restore my computer to an earlier time”
  6. Click “Next”
  7. The “Select a Restore Point” window will open
  8. Click on a bold type date on the calendar (choose a date when everything was working well).
  9. The box on the right will show the restore points available. Most will be System Checkpoint(s).
  10. Select the point you want to restore to.
  11. Click “Next”
  12. The “Confirm Restore Point Selection” window will open
  13. Follow the instructions in this window
  14. Click “Next”
  15. The computer will shut down and restart.
  16. When the computer restarts you will see a window telling you that the computer has be successfully restored to (the point you selected).

If the restore did not fix the problem or caused other problems you can undo the last restoration.

To undo the last restoration:

  1. Click the “Start Button”

  2. Click Help and Support
  3. Click “Undo changes to your computer with System Restore” (located under the “Pick a task” heading
  4. The System Restore Window will open. “Welcome to System Restore”
  5. On the right side of the window select “Undo my last restoration.
  6. Click “Next”
  7. The “Confirm Restoration Undo” window will open
  8. Read the instructions and Click “Next”
  9. The computer will shut down and restart
  10. When your computer restarts you will see a window telling you that the recent change has been undone.

Set a Manual Restore Point

If you install any programs, or hardware it is a good idea to set a manual restore point. this will give you a recent “restore point” should the changes cause any problem. The steps for doing this can be found by:

  1. Click the “Start Button”
  2. Click Help and Support
  3. Click “Undo changes to your computer with System Restore” (located under the “Pick a task” heading
  4. Then follow the instructions for “create a restore point”

 

Windows-ME

To access Systems Restore

1.      Click Start

2.      Click Programs

3.      Click Accessories

4.      Click System Tools

5.      Click System Restore    

This will bring you to the System Restore Wizard. Once you open System Restore the methods used are similar to Windows-XP by following the on-screen prompts you will be able to use the  System Restore features of Windows-ME

  

Hope this helps make your computing easier.

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