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is it possible to undo a system recovery?


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#1 yoyoyomonica

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:18 PM

I have a windows xp compaq presario computer that I accidentally did a system recovery instead of a system restore. CAN this be undone? please help if u can. I tried to just make do with it but it wont let me download any updates cause my computer is full. all of my pictures and music is gone. But I dont have nay room. any ideas? Should I just take it in somwhere?

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 05:19 PM

Hello yoyoyomonica,

I have not used the software before, can you describe what happened? Did the software reinstall windows?
Have you looked at the program for a roll back or revert section?

If no such section exists, you may need to use data recovery software to try and recover the data.
http://www.recovermyfiles.com/
http://www.pandorarecovery.com/
http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file_recov....htm?language=1

If those don't work then you could try http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q...earch&meta=

And if that doesn't work I'm afraid there isn't much hope of recovering the data.
Regards,

Alan.

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 06:21 PM

Hey thanks for responding. All I know is My computer was running obnoxiously slow. so my hubby asked me to just do s system back up. well I did a recovery. I guess that sets it back to factory settings. WELL I dont know if that is true cause I try to download window updates (89 of them) yes windows is still there. but none of the updates. I will check into those links u put up. Thanks for replying. I am so dissappointed in my self.

Hello yoyoyomonica,

I have not used the software before, can you describe what happened? Did the software reinstall windows?
Have you looked at the program for a roll back or revert section?

If no such section exists, you may need to use data recovery software to try and recover the data.
http://www.recovermyfiles.com/
http://www.pandorarecovery.com/
http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file_recov....htm?language=1

If those don't work then you could try http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q...earch&meta=

And if that doesn't work I'm afraid there isn't much hope of recovering the data.



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Posted 21 November 2008 - 09:53 PM

OK my hubby just figured somthing out. He did a search and found all of my music and pictures. SOOO the stuff is still here. it is just a matter of finding it all. Any reccomendations to speed up this process. And do u think that windows will catch up with its updates?

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 10:36 PM

If you install SP3...it will contain many of the 100 or so updates that you seemingly currently lack.

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:01 AM

A good way to speed up searching for files is to use a wild card. For example if I wanted to find all my mp3 files I would do a search and look for *.mp3 The star basically means everything.
Regards,

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