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XP System Restore

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by safetyguy407, Sep 20, 2004.

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  1. safetyguy407

    safetyguy407 Thread Starter

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    I am having the same problem as Brunner, in that I can not run a systm restore. The system restore is activated, meaning that the check box is clear in the systems window, and also I can not to to the last good configuration in safe mode either. My problem started when I could not access my email account in MSN. When I try to access my email a window pops up saying that I am downloading a file called mail.mailhost and if I save or try to open the file it says that windows can not open the file. I don't know what this is but it sure has me beside myself.

    Thanks in advance

    safetyguy407
     
  2. Arky

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    I guess the obvious question is - did you have a restore point set?

    For the other issue: do you have a firewall, Ad-Aware, Spybot or any other protection?

    A suggestion is to scan your system for mail.mailhost or *mailhost*; do a virus scan and quarantine what it finds. Also, if you do not have anti-virus software, download McAfee's stnger.exe and run it to eliminate the 40+ most recent viruses/trojans.
     
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    Thanks Mike this will be very helpful in the future. I corrected my problem by simply using my computers system disks and setting everything back to the factory settings.
     
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