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System Restore Not Back Dating

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#1 buckeye45690


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Posted 10 January 2008 - 09:26 AM

Hi, I'm trying to do a system restore on my Dell Dimension 4700. I'm running woindows XP of course. It is only showing Jan. 2008, It will not go back any farther. My computer errored about a month ago, and a chkdsk was done, it seemed to not restart so the person tried to boot from disk. Somehow,? the OS was reinstalled so I am getting glitches in certain areas. Such as system restore, and my flashdrive not showing up. I thought that a system restore back about 2 months may solve my problems but I can't get there. Any ideas?
Thanks, Waverly.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 09:35 AM

It sounds like you had a hard crash then someone tried a repair disk reinstall of XP, often that does not work, your restore points would be wiped out by the repair?

Sooner or later it's better to just start over from scratch, I have wasted countless hours trying to fix hoplessly corrupted XP computers and repair disk was just a waste of time, it does work some of the time.

You might want to do some hardware diagnostics and rule out a bad hard drive or memory

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 07:20 AM

When restoring/repairing the OS - were the drivers reinstalled? Check this by going to Start...Run...and typing in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and pressing Enter. If there's a bunch of yellow ?'s or red x's then you'll need to install the drivers for the system to function properly.
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Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:40 AM

...and you might want to take a look in Event Viewer and see what errors are reflected for your system. EV may have been trying to tell you that things were wrong, only to have you ignore the alerts.

What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html


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