Undo Changes to your System using System Restore

Undo Changes to your System using System Restore

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  1. Microsoft Windows XP has become corrupt.  Follow these instruction to run system restore to fix the trouble.

    Your computer has decided to have a mind of its own.  What happened?  You could be having any number of problems.  Consider doing a system restore on your Windows XP system to put your computer back into submission to your needs.

    Purpose of System Restore:

    System restore is a utility that Microsoft began integrating into its operating systems with Windows XP.  The tool is easy to find, and easier to use.  Some software downloads, spyware, viruses and software installations may be the cause of the computer glitches.  In foresight Microsoft gave us a way to use this tool to restore our computer to a time before the problems began.  Windows XP, by default, creates periodic restore points.  Additionally every time that something changes on your computer a restore point is setup automatically to ensure that if there is a corruption or incompatibility that you can get your computer back to working order in quick time.

    How to Run System Restore on Windows XP:

    Follow the steps listed below to run system restore.

    • Click on Start
    • Click on Accessories
    • Click on System Tools
    • Click on System Restore
    • Click on Next
    • Choose a calendar date at least a day before you began having problems
    • All dates that are bold are valid restore points
    • Click on Next
    • Click on Finish.

    System restore will run and when it completes it will reboot your computer.  After you reboot a white screen will appear.  In the upper left corner of the system restore results screen you will find the results.  If Windows says that your system was successfully restored then your computer should be in good working order.

    There is system restore created for all major versions of Windows from XP through Windows 7.  Windows Vista and Windows 7 have slightly different procedures which will be addressed in another article.

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