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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jerexy, Sep 28, 2008.

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  1. jerexy

    jerexy Thread Starter

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    I cannot set an earlier date on Windows XP.And,I'm new at this and exactly what extra progams(AVG,PopUp stopper)do I need to have on my machine.
    And,how do I make a contribution?
    Thank you
     
  2. speed_hog

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    jerexy, welcome to TSG :)
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    Tell us about your system, hardware and software you have, the more info the better :)

    And are you having a specific problem?
    What is making you need to do a restore?
    Can you describe it for us.
     
  3. jerexy

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    I have a Dell Dimension 4600 Intel Pentium Processor 2.8 GHz.512MB DDR SDRAM at 333mhz.80GB 7200 RPM Ultra ATA Hard Drive.Microsoft Windows XP.
    I tried to insert a card making CD and it screwed things up.I wanted to go back to the 26th and it would not do it.When I clicked on that date nothing happened.
    Thank you Minime
     
  4. speed_hog

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    Ok when you say screwed things up can you describe it to me please.

    More ?'s for you.
    Do you have a Factory Restore or Recovery CD?
    Can you get to your desktop when you turn it on?
     
  5. jerexy

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    I don't know exactly what did it.Putting a Card Stucio cd on or AVG or whatever.I can get to my desktop.The machine is running a lot slower now and my origional Mozilla page is all messed up too.Would like to go back to the 26th of the month.
    Thanks to all
     
  6. speed_hog

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    You may want to backup all your personal files ASAP just to be safe.
    I can't help you with the restore thing if it wont let you go back.
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    First try this;
    CHKDSK
    How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265

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    1. Click Start, and then Run.
    2. In Open, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
    3. To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/r, and then press ENTER.
    Volume is the hard drive usually called local disk C:
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    Or you could try a repair install worked good for me when I did it as a test a few months ago.

    How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
     
  7. jerexy

    jerexy Thread Starter

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    Did the CHKDSK and no errors were found
     
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    Could it be that you did not have a restore point done on the 26th? If not, then go to a date before the 26th and restore that date. BTW, the dates that have a restore point will be in darker print---the date that is.
    Good luck.
     
  9. jerexy

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    The date it was fouled up was the 27th.Any date that I tried before that(the 26th being only one of them)will not work.
     
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