Sunday, August 7, 2011

Acer Laptop - Using System Restore in Windows XP, Vista and 7

How can I undo system changes that prevent Windows from working correctly in Acer Notebook/Netbook?
System Restore is a way to roll back hardware and software settings of Windows to an earlier point. It does not affect personal data and files, such as email, documents, or photos. Windows XP, Vista and 7 will automatically create copies of vital system settings, configuration details and hardware settings. It is also possible to create such a copy, called a Restore Point, manually.

SYMPTOMS
Your computer may run slowly or not work properly, or you find the current system configuration is showing problems.


PRECAUTION
By using the following steps, System Restore can cause programs and drivers to become uninstalled, if they were installed after the date of the selected restore point.

SOLUTION
You can use System Restore to return system files and settings to an earlier point in time when the system was running properly. Follow these steps according to your operating system:

Windows XP:
1. Click Start, next All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then System Restore.
2. Select Restore my computer to an earlier time and click Next.
3. On the calendar that is displayed, a date in bold font indicates that a restore point was created that day. Select a date on which, or prior to, you know your system was working correctly, and click Next.
4. You will receive a confirmation window. Click Next to start the restore process. The system will automatically restart as part of the process.

Windows Vista or Windows 7:
1. Click Start, next All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then System Restore.
2. System restore will show a recommended restore, which is the latest created restore point. In case you are sure the system was still running properly on this date, click Next; else select Choose a different restore point. 3. This will present you with a list of available restore points, ordered by date. Select a date on which, or prior to, you know your system was working correctly, and click Next.
4. You will receive a confirmation window. Click Finish to start the restore process. The system will automatically restart as part of the process.

DID THIS FIX THE PROBLEM?
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