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In Trouble Don’t Forget System Restore

Windows System Restore
If you see that there is an issue with your computer that has suddenly appeared , try system restore.

You are then able to pick a date to " rewind " your computer to a time when it was working properly

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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.

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?

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  • 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.

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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