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Restore Point Help

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#1 basima


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Posted 27 December 2008 - 01:42 AM

I made a system resore point and then reverted back to one from yesterday.

Then when windows loaded up again. It didn't confirm the restoration.

Now my whole pc is looks completly different and not working properly when it booted up. \

Windows explorer is now in a different font and my settings gone. Desktop background is blue.

Most of the icons in the lower right tray have gone and all my shortcuts on the start menu. And everything is listed alphabetically.

It seems to not have loaded my personal settings or something. I logged into the guest account and it is fine and nothing has changed on there.

My pc is also running slower and more erratic.

I tried to undo the restore point, but the option wasn't there. And the only restore point is the one just made before the problematic one, so doesn't help.

Sorry to be a real hassle, but I can't figure out what happened and would be really grateful if anyone can help me.

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#2 gavinseabrook


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Posted 27 December 2008 - 01:46 AM

System restore has never been known to work properly. Most times when creating a manual system restore point, it does not backup the system state data and this will cause problems with registry, icons, and windows functions. Try to get a copy of ERD Commander, which i believe they have trial versions, and use the system restore that is in that software.

Gavin Seabrook


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