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System Restore For Windows 98?


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#1 j1mdandy

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 03:37 PM

My computer has been running very slow and having problems shutting down and booting up. I have tried everything and now just simply want to restore my system back to a previous date. Is there a way to restore the system on Win98 as there is on WinXP? Thanks for any help.

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#2 Joshuacat

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 03:42 PM

Unfortunately, there is no system restore in Windows 98. Windows ME and XP were the only Operating Systems lucky enough to get the system restore feature.

Computer slow...you may want to run through the suggestions in this topic - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44689/slow-computer/

Hope that helps.

Edited by Joshuacat, 08 May 2006 - 03:43 PM.

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 07:12 PM

You can restart your computor in MSDOS Mode then you must have it on C:/> make sure it is on that and not on A:/> when you have it on C: you type scanreg/restore, and you are able to pick the date back that you want your computor to be restored to. It works for windows 98 cause I have windows 98 and have done it myself. Hope this helps some. Good luck!!

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 11:05 PM

Angelicbuttrfly that's a very good idea...thanx...

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Edited by kenith, 08 May 2006 - 11:06 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2006 - 08:56 AM

Scanreg/restore only restores a previous version of the registry, it doesn't restore any files as system restore does. Its' a nice feature and I wish they would have put that back in xp though. :thumbsup:
Just keep in mind any software that was installed after the restore date you choose will no longer function until you re-install it. It also effects updates as well. It's real main function was to get you out of trouble when windows wouldn't boot due to a corrupt registry.

#6 Joshuacat

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 10:03 AM

The other issue, is that by default it keeps up to 5 copies of your registry. I believe it does this once a day when the computer is booting up. Once you get 5 copies of your registry, it will go back and overwrite the oldest copy with the newer copy of your registry. If you haven't acted on an issue after the computer creates 5 registry backups, you are out of luck.
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Posted 09 May 2006 - 04:43 PM

Thanks to everyone for the help! I'm going to try it now. I'll re-post to let you know how it went.

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 04:52 PM

Well Josh was right. The registry restore only went back 5 days. Unfortunately, that was long after the problem started happening. I think I'll try posting a HJT log to see if someone can figure it out. Thanks again for the help.

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 07:39 PM

Okay, thanks for letting us know.

Good-luck.
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