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win XP restore went too far back?

By christopher.smith ·
The wireless adpater on my win XP media center edition was flaking out - it would just disappear - so I thought I would try a system restore.

what a nightmare. I can't recall is ever asking me for a restore point to go back to and it assured me tha tI wouldn't lose any data.

so it went through its thing... and seems to have gone back to the day I first fired up this machine. I even had to rename it. well, that was the kiss of death. now the "my documents" folder is not the same one. all my software apps are there, but it does not see my data; I did find some of the music files, however, but it is a far cry from the 40 gigs in my itunes...

I tried to undo the restore and it doesn't offer me any other restore points to go back to ...

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Undo Restore

by GTCConsulting In reply to win XP restore went too f ...

you should be able to undo the restore fairly easily. Here are the steps:

Log on to Windows as Administrator.
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Undo my last restoration, and then click Next.

Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
On the Confirm Restoration Undo page, click Next. System Restore restores the original Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Undo Complete page appears.
Click OK. You can now run System Restore again from a different restore point.

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