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#1 cftmon is bad

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:22 PM

Okay, so like, my computer is practically dead.

I have a many things I cant find or kill.

now.... i need one more thing


I has disabled my system restore to an earlier date. Can I somehow fix this?

Also,restoring back to he original date, i havent tried, but how can i find it, and what if its dead too?

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:50 PM

Your posting doesn't make much sense. You need to be more specific as to what the problem is.
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:00 PM

Oh, I'm sorry.

Well I postedsomething earlier, but I'm pretty sure that my computer is done for.

I know that system restore won't work, I'm not sure why...

So I finally decided to just completely set it back to it's original date.

Question is, can I somehow fix my system restore?

If not, where could I find the program that allows me to set it back to its original condition, from the store.





And if that doesn't work, what do I do?

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:19 PM

If System Restore is not working, check to make sure it is started and set to automatic.

Go to Start > Run and type: services.msc
  • Locate the System Restore Service and double-click it.
  • Click the "Start" button, then set the startup type in the dropdown box to "Automatic".
  • Press Apply > Ok, then reboot and try using it again.

    If its still not working, go to Start > Run and type: services.msc[list]
  • Locate the System Restore Service and double-click it.
  • Click the "Stop" button, then set the startup type in the dropdown box to "Disabled".
  • Press Apply > Ok, then reboot.
  • Open My Computer or Windows Explorer, go to Tools > Folder Options > View and check "Show hidden files and Folders", UNcheck "Hide Protected operating system Files (recommended)" and hit Apply > OK.
  • Check the "System Volume Information folder" on each drive and delete its contents (doing this removes all existing restore points).
  • Then reverse the steps where you disabled the service and restart it: Click "Start" and set set the startup type in the dropdown box to "Automatic".
If this still does not help, then follow these steps to "Reinstall System Restore".

where could I find the program that allows me to set it back to its original condition, from the store

Most computers manufactured and sold by OEM vendors come with a vendor-specific recovery disk or recovery partition for performing a clean factory restore.

A Recovery Disk is a CD-ROM or DVD data disc that contains a complete copy/image of the entire contents of the hard drive that will restore the system to its factory default state at a certain time. Essentially, it will reformat your hard drive, remove all data and restore the computer to the state it was in when you first purchased it. You will lose all data and have to reinstall all programs that you added afterwards. This includes all security updates from Microsoft so you will need to download/install them again.

Some factory restore CDs give you all the options of a full Microsoft Windows CD, but with better instructions and the convenience of having all the right hardware drivers. Others can do nothing except reformat your hard drive and restore it to the condition it was in when you bought the computer. Before using a factory recovery disk make sure you back up all your data, photos, etc to another source such as a CD or external hard drive. If you do a Google Search, you will find links to topics on how to obtain a replacement recovery disk from various vendors.

A Recovery Partition is used by some OEM manufacturers (Dell, HP, IBM, Gateway) instead of a recovery disk to store a complete copy of the hard disk's factory default contents for easy restoration. This consists of a hidden bootable partition containing various system recovery tools, including full recovery of the preinstalled Windows XP partition that will allow you to restore the computer to the state it was in when you first purchased it. The recovery software will then re-hide its own partition after creating a new partition and installing the software to it. Before using a recovery partition make sure you back up all your data, photos, etc to another source such as a CD or external hard drive.

Recovery partitions may only work with a start-up floppy disk or the user may be prompted immediately after the "Out Of Box Experience" (OOBE) to create backup CD-R disks for the software on the hard drive image for future use. Once the CD's are made, the Operating System, Drivers, or Applications can be reinstalled using the files on the hard drive or the backup CDs.

Some built in recovery partitions can be accessed by hitting Ctrl+F11, just F11 or F10 during bios startup. Others like those used by IBM Thinkpads will display a message at bootup instructing you to press F11 to boot from the recovery partition. For more information, see Understanding Partition recovery.

Again, if you do a Google search on recovery partitions, you can find information specifically related to the manufacturer of your machine.
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