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System Restore

Discussion in 'Windows' started by pankaj.sea, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. pankaj.sea

    pankaj.sea New Member


    Among all features of Windows ME or Windows XP the best is System Restore! Now I’m going to tell you a little bit about this system restoration process! THIS ARTICLE IS FOR THOSE WHO ARE NEW TO COMPUTING WORLD OR NEW TO WINDOWS!

    Why Should We Use This Feature?

    When we install new softwares on a pc that time some settings of the computer changes due to installation process, now if the changed or modified settings are not suitable for the pc or if the modified settings creates some problems while running the PC, that time we can use System Restore feature to take back your PC in a previous mode, in which settings it was running without any error!

    How Does It Work?

    If you want to use this feature, your C drive needs 12% to 15% free space. Actually, System Restore creates a snapshot of your PC’s OS when prompted, called Restore Point. For running System Restore you need atleast 200 MB free space on your hard disk. Now if System Restore is in enabled condition, the PC itself creates many restore points after and before some installation or un-installation process. Or we can create restore points manually also! You can store many restore points at-a-time in your PC. In that case, you can restore your PC to any of your selected restore point!

    How To Create A Restore Point?

    To create a new restore point, please follow
    Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore
    Now selest “Create A Restore Point” then click “Next”, Now give a suitable name of this particular restore point you’re going to create -> “Next” -> OK

    How To Restore PC In A Particular Restore Point?

    Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore
    Press F1 at desktop and then under “Pick A Task“ tab select “Undo Changes To Your Computer With System Restore” Now select “Restore My Computer To An Earlier Time” -> “Next”
    Now your PC will prompt you to save all unsaved data running on your PC and then after rebooting, your PC will be restored to your selected Restore Point!

    So, Never Forget To Create A Restore Point! :smug:

    Thank You! :D
  2. Gold

    Gold New Member

    Wow a great topic I must say. I have acquired some knowledge in the basical OS operation reset.
  3. pankaj.sea

    pankaj.sea New Member

    Thank You Gold... :)
  4. rasd123

    rasd123 Banned

    Thanks to share this information.
  5. pankaj.sea

    pankaj.sea New Member

    You Welcome rasd123 :D
  6. indiansword

    indiansword Security Expert

    I personally prefer restore point as the last option. Because when you roll your computer back it fixes the problem but at the same time, every other programs are rolled back too. So updates, new upgrades etc. they all go for a TOSS! Most of the time you will get irritated after performing system restore in couple of days hehe.
  7. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

  8. technica

    technica New Member

    I knew about the restore thing in windows but I never ever used it. All I do is keep all my imp data on secondary drives and use them from their. saving and creating new imp data takes place on secondary drives only. So meaning I never keep anything imp on C: OR say primary drive. That helps a lot while something goes wrong and then we have to format the primary drive for fresh installed OS.
  9. rasd123

    rasd123 Banned

    Valuable information.
  10. robert N.

    robert N. New Member

    depending on the year that the notebook was made, there will be a recovery partition on the notebook so you can do a factory recovery with a few button pushes. You can verify this if the notebook starts. Click start then My computer or computer depending if the operating system is vista or xp. The
    partition will be labled D : (Recovery). If it is XP, you will restart the notebook and keep tapping Function 11 (F11). be warned. after you click OK it will start the recovery process. Vista is similar. F11 on boot. you will enter the recovery manager. click ok. It will ask to do a system restore, click NO to that. it will ask if you want to do a system recovery. click yes to that. It will ask if you want to back up data. assuming you backed it up manually because you want to do a recovery select NO to that. Click next and it will start the recovery process. The process takes about 45 mins and is 95% automated. your notebook will restart numerous times. it will ask you for your language settings and what you wish to name the notebook.

    Ok, if you do not have the recovery partition you will need to use the discs that came with the notebook. If you lost or misplaced them, call HP and you will need to pay the shipping only. it starts at 14.95+tax for ground and goes up to 26.95 for overnight. the discs can take up to 2 hours because the transfer rate from media to harddrive is slower.

    hope this helps
  11. jaikanth123

    jaikanth123 Banned

    Every time you download or install a new game, application, or software update, you make changes to your computer. Sometimes that change may make your system unstable. Have you ever wanted to go back to the way it was? With System Restore, you can.

    System Restore works a lot like the Undo command in Microsoft Word. You can use System Restore to remove any system changes that were made since the last time you remember your computer working correctly. System Restore does not affect your personal data files (such as Microsoft Word documents, browsing history, drawings, favorites, or email) so you won't lose changes made to these files.

    How does System restore work?

    Windows XP periodically records a snapshot of your computer. These snapshots are called restore points. Windows XP also creates restore points at the time of significant system events (such as when an application or driver is installed) or you can create and name your own restore points at any time. If you have installed a program that has made your computer unstable, you can open system restore, choose a restore point, and return your computer to its previous stable state.

    When you run System Restore, a calendar is displayed to help you find restore points. If you don't use your computer every day, some days might not have any restore points. If you use your computer frequently, you might have restore points almost every day, and some days might have several restore points.
  12. satyedra pal

    satyedra pal New Member

    system Restore is a feature like do rearrange the system software configuration like executable files.
  13. lillkillbill

    lillkillbill New Member

    Thanks for sharing this information. It really works and very helpful. I usually use this method to get out of trouble any time my PC tries to break down.

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