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How to restore windows?

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How to restore windows?

jungleexplorer
If windows system restore is not working, is there anyway to manually restore windows to an earlier date?
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    Jacky Howe

    Steps to turn on System Restore
    1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
    2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.
    3. Click to clear the Turn off System Restore check box. Or, click the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box.
    4. Click OK.


    System Restore "restore points" are missing or deleted

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301224

    How much free space is left on the hard drive?

    Troubleshooting steps for issues when you try to use the System Restore tool in Windows XP

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302796

    Restart your computer and press [F8] during the initial startup.
    When you see the Windows Advanced Options Menu, select the Safe Mode with a Command Prompt option.
    Select the Windows XP operating system.
    Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.
    Type the following command at a command prompt:
    C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
    Follow the onscreen instructions to restore your computer to an earlier state.

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    jungleexplorer

    The system Restore button does not appear in my system properties under any of the tabs. I am running XP Pro SP3. I will try the safe mode restore you suggested and let you know how that turns out. Thanks again.

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    Jacky Howe

    Press the WinKey + r and type gpedit.msc and press Enter.

    Navigate to Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates and System Restore.

    Check to see if System Restore has been turned off.

    Set Turn off System Restore to Not Configured

    Set Turn off Configuration to Not Configured

    Edit: to add

    If System Restore has been disabled you won't be able to go back to an earlier point in time.
    What is the reason that you need to Restore the System. We may be able to work around it.

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    Jacky Howe

    Steps to turn on System Restore
    1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
    2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.
    3. Click to clear the Turn off System Restore check box. Or, click the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box.
    4. Click OK.


    System Restore "restore points" are missing or deleted

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301224

    How much free space is left on the hard drive?

    Troubleshooting steps for issues when you try to use the System Restore tool in Windows XP

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302796

    Restart your computer and press [F8] during the initial startup.
    When you see the Windows Advanced Options Menu, select the Safe Mode with a Command Prompt option.
    Select the Windows XP operating system.
    Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.
    Type the following command at a command prompt:
    C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
    Follow the onscreen instructions to restore your computer to an earlier state.

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    jungleexplorer

    The system Restore button does not appear in my system properties under any of the tabs. I am running XP Pro SP3. I will try the safe mode restore you suggested and let you know how that turns out. Thanks again.

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    Jacky Howe

    Press the WinKey + r and type gpedit.msc and press Enter.

    Navigate to Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates and System Restore.

    Check to see if System Restore has been turned off.

    Set Turn off System Restore to Not Configured

    Set Turn off Configuration to Not Configured

    Edit: to add

    If System Restore has been disabled you won't be able to go back to an earlier point in time.
    What is the reason that you need to Restore the System. We may be able to work around it.