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  1. jessito

    jessito Thread Starter

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    I want to restore my computer to when i got it. I tried to use the system restore that comes with xp but it only goes back to a month ago and i got my computer about 2 years ago. I have tried some other programs but they dont seem to work.

    I dont car if i loose everything on my pc i have my files saved on another computer please help me.
     
  2. Dr. Chauncey

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    Does your computer have a restore partition?

    If so, you can hit one of the F* keys at startup to make it like new.
     
  3. jessito

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    im not quite sure i know that when i press F8 at startup it goes to a wierd menu thing but i coundnt find a way to restore my computer.
     
  4. Dr. Chauncey

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    Please post the make and model of this PC, be as specific as possible.
     
  5. jessito

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    dell dimension 4600
    windows xp professional
     
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    It said there was a problem and to trry it again so i did but it still said the same thing lol
    is there a link to it or something else?
     
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    Here's what it says anyway:

    1 Turn on the computer.
    During the boot process, a blue bar with "www.dell.com" appears at the top of the screen.

    2 Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press <Ctrl><F11>.
    If you do not press <Ctrl><F11> in time, let the computer finish restarting, and then
    restart the computer again.
    NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with PC Restore, click Reboot in the following step.

    3 On the next screen that appears, click Restore.

    4 On the next screen, click Confirm.
    The restore process takes approximately 6&#8211;10 minutes to complete.

    5 When prompted, click Finish to reboot the computer.
    NOTE: Do not manually shut down the computer. Click Finish and let the computer completely reboot.

    6 When prompted, click Yes.

    The computer restarts. Because the computer is restored to its original operating state, the
    screens that appear, such as the End User License Agreement, are the same ones that
    appeared the first time the computer was turned on.
     
  10. jessito

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    when try to press ctrl f11 which i did about 10 times and all it says is keybord failure and contines with starting up
     
  11. Hughv

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    Do you have an OS disk?
    If so, boot from that and follow the prompts to install windows.
     
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