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How to System Restore?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tomsxp, Jan 1, 2002.

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  1. tomsxp

    tomsxp Thread Starter

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    Hello, Can anyone tell me how to do a system restore, which i want to take it back 2weeks, i have xp home edition and when i go into system restore i see a calendar with a date in BOLD there but i cant seem to move the Calendar back two weeks, can some one tell me HOW to do this please? Also can I download internet explorer 6.0 over top of the preinstalled one, i think it may be damaged? Thank you TOM
     
  2. tpb

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    Tom,
    First check to see if the system restore has been turned off.
    Start>Control Panel>System, click the system restore tab.
    make sure "Turn off System Restore" is not checked.

    When you see the calendar click the arrow in the upper left corner, this will take it back to december. Then choose a date in
    BOLD. Follow the rest of the wizard.
     
  3. tomsxp

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    tpb: I checked and the system restore is NOT turned off but when i click on the left arrow it takes me back to October30 but i did not want to go back that far! I would only like to go back 2weeks if i can, do you have any idea's how i can do that? if i click the arrow to the right it goes to january 1 and if i click to the left it goes to October (only)! Please let me know what you think? TOM
     
  4. SavvyLady

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    tom... hi
    refresh my memory??
    which OS is it?

    as you are posted in Windows NT/2000/XP
     
  5. tpb

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    Have you been getting any error messages for low disk space?
    Start>Control Panel>System, click the system restore tab, How much space are you allowing for restore?
    Do this:
    Click Start , and then click My Computer .
    On the Tools menu, click Folder Options .
    On the View tab, click Show hidden files and folders .
    Clear the Hide protected operating system files check box. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the change.
    Click OK .
    Open the System Volume Information folder.
    Open the Restore folder.
    How many folders are inside?
     
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    tomsxp Thread Starter

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    Savvylady, I am using windowsxp Home edition and tpb i will get back to you as soon as i try your instructions, I am not getting any error messages, and i have plenty of disk space. TOM
     
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    Thank You Tony, I will get on it and post back how i made out, TOM
     
  10. tomsxp

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    Tony, I dont know if i can get system restore to work yet but if i do in this part of the instructions (in the restore window) This is the question>>>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. I want to go back to BEFORE i got that virus i had last week! It says type a name in the box? Does that mean i can put the name of the virus? I am a little slow at this because i never did it before! Also i dont know exact date I got that virus but i want to go back two weeks, just to make sure!
     
  11. TonyKlein

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    I'm not running XP myself, but the 'name' you're referring to, is just so that you'll know how to retrieve this particular restore point, if you'd ever need to.
    What you call it is your choice entirely.

    The first MS link should provide you with all the information you need.
    The link didn't properly point to the MS article, so here it is again:

    HOW TO: Restore Windows XP to a Previous State (Q306084)


    Good luck,
     
  12. tomsxp

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    Thank you Tony, I will post back results!
     
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