Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: How to use System Restore to restore Windows XP

  1. #1
    matthewforu Guest

    How to use System Restore to restore Windows XP

    To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:
    1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
    2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
    3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
    4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.

    Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
    5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
    6. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete page is displayed.
    7. Click OK.
    If you successfully restored your computer to a previous state, and the computer is performing as it should be, you are finished.

    If the restore process completed successfully but the computer is still not performing as you want, go to the "How to undo a system reinstallation after you perform a System Restore" section. If you received an error message and the restore process did not finish, or if you cannot run System Restore.
    How to undo a system restoration after you perform a System Restore
    You have performed Restore System to restore Windows XP in previous state. If the system restore done successfully but computer is still not performing as you want then you want to undo a system restoration. To undo the restoration, follow these steps:
    1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
    2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
    3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Undo my last restoration, and then click Next.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    4,642

    Re: How to use System Restore to restore Windows XP

    There are some problems associated with System Restore when it comes to viruses. When restore points are created they are stored in a directory that is accessible only to the System account and not to a user. This keeps the restore points safe from misuse and tampering. Unfortunately this also means that any virus scan software you may have installed can not scan the files located there as well. This causes a problem if a file that is infected with a virus gets backed up into a restore point because now the anti-virus software can not clean it. Now if you ever restore from a restore point, that file that is infected will be introduced back into your system.

    With this in mind, if you find that you are infected with a virus, hijacker, or spyware and want to make sure you do not get reinfected if you restore a restore point, you should turn System Restore off and then back on again to clear all the restore points. This will guarantee that their are no infected files that could be restored.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-12-2009, 01:32 AM
  2. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-07-2009, 09:54 AM
  3. System restore frozen in middle of restore
    By Rilex in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-06-2009, 02:30 PM
  4. Vista Backup and Restore and System Restore points
    By MrChris- in forum Guides & Tutorials
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-01-2009, 09:05 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-11-2008, 07:37 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Page generated in 1,721,068,076.56831 seconds with 17 queries