If you see that there is an issue with your computer that has suddenly appeared , try system restore.
This can be a lifesaver especially if you have just installed something on your computer and it has gone horribly wrong and in some cases if you have just picked up a virus infection on your computer.
You are then able to pick a date to ” rewind ” your computer to a time when it was working properly.
It will only affect your Windows operating system not your documents
So how do you start System restore?
- In Windows 7 , Go to Start , Accessories , System Tools , System Restore
- Windows Vista, Go to Start , Accessories ,System Tools , System Restore
- Windows XP , Go to Start , Accessories , System Tools , System Restore
If you are having issues getting system restore to work , try starting in safe mode.
You do this by pressing ( in most cases ) F8 when restarting your computer , you then have a choice to start your computer normally , safe mode , and networking. Try safe mode.
If you cannot run System Restore in Safe Mode , you may have serious issues which need further consideration and usually means Windows is damaged or infected.