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I'm helping my friend maintain & fix his computer. Last Oct 27 I tried to
"Restore" my friend's computer way back to Oct 3, What we got is a corrupted
files where the START button is missing and programs won't run if we double
click the shortcut icons available.

My question is Can we revert back the system to normal operating conditions?
How? since most of the files/folders is hard to access now including the
Restore utility.

Thanks
 
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Hi,

Press F8 when the computer boots up and then select "Last good known
configuration"

Refer to this KB Article for more details.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307852/EN-US/

Regards
M. Rajesh
..Net and Windows Shell MVP
www.winxpsolution.com.

"alfred_771" wrote:

> I'm helping my friend maintain & fix his computer. Last Oct 27 I tried to
> "Restore" my friend's computer way back to Oct 3, What we got is a corrupted
> files where the START button is missing and programs won't run if we double
> click the shortcut icons available.
>
> My question is Can we revert back the system to normal operating conditions?
> How? since most of the files/folders is hard to access now including the
> Restore utility.
>
> Thanks
>
 
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Hello,

I appreciate the suggestion of M. Rajesh. I knew the F8 trick beforehand, I
tried several times but still it won't work. Two days ago, I was able to
access Restore utility again by other means but I got an error message that
"Restore will damage your computer... Pls. restart and activate Restore
again. The same message keep on flashing once restarted and activated
"Restore" utility files.

I observed that computer is too slow to execute the commands/program.

Is there any chance to return to normal state?

Thanks a lot for any suggestions.




"M. Rajesh" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Press F8 when the computer boots up and then select "Last good known
> configuration"
>
> Refer to this KB Article for more details.
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307852/EN-US/
>
> Regards
> M. Rajesh
> .Net and Windows Shell MVP
> www.winxpsolution.com.
>
> "alfred_771" wrote:
>
> > I'm helping my friend maintain & fix his computer. Last Oct 27 I tried to
> > "Restore" my friend's computer way back to Oct 3, What we got is a corrupted
> > files where the START button is missing and programs won't run if we double
> > click the shortcut icons available.
> >
> > My question is Can we revert back the system to normal operating conditions?
> > How? since most of the files/folders is hard to access now including the
> > Restore utility.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
 
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"alfred_771" wrote:

>
> Hello,
>
> I appreciate the suggestion of M. Rajesh. I knew the F8 trick beforehand, I
> tried several times but still it won't work. Two days ago, I was able to
> access Restore utility again by other means but I got an Warning message that
>runs "System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Pls. restart your >computer and then run SR again". The same message keep on flashing once >restarted and activated SR utility files.
>
> I observed that computer is too slow to execute the commands/program.
>
> Is there any chance to return to normal state?
>
> Thanks a lot for any suggestions.
>
>
>
>
> "M. Rajesh" wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Press F8 when the computer boots up and then select "Last good known
> > configuration"
> >
> > Refer to this KB Article for more details.
> >
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307852/EN-US/
> >
> > Regards
> > M. Rajesh
> > .Net and Windows Shell MVP
> > www.winxpsolution.com.
> >
> > "alfred_771" wrote:
> >
> > > I'm helping my friend maintain & fix his computer. Last Oct 27 I tried to
> > > "Restore" my friend's computer way back to Oct 3, What we got is a corrupted
> > > files where the START button is missing and programs won't run if we double
> > > click the shortcut icons available.
> > >
> > > My question is Can we revert back the system to normal operating conditions?
> > > How? since most of the files/folders is hard to access now including the
> > > Restore utility.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
 
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"alfred_771" wrote:

> I repeat the process again to get the exact Warning message. I'm Sorry for the error. I already sent the edited message.

Thank you very much!

>
> "alfred_771" wrote:
>
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I appreciate the suggestion of M. Rajesh. I knew the F8 trick beforehand, I
> > tried several times but still it won't work. Two days ago, I was able to
> > access Restore utility again by other means but I got an Warning message that
> >runs "System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Pls. restart your >computer and then run SR again". The same message keep on flashing once >restarted and activated SR utility files.
> >
> > I observed that computer is too slow to execute the commands/program.
> >
> > Is there any chance to return to normal state?
> >
> > Thanks a lot for any suggestions.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "M. Rajesh" wrote:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Press F8 when the computer boots up and then select "Last good known
> > > configuration"
> > >
> > > Refer to this KB Article for more details.
> > >
> > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307852/EN-US/
> > >
> > > Regards
> > > M. Rajesh
> > > .Net and Windows Shell MVP
> > > www.winxpsolution.com.
> > >
> > > "alfred_771" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I'm helping my friend maintain & fix his computer. Last Oct 27 I tried to
> > > > "Restore" my friend's computer way back to Oct 3, What we got is a corrupted
> > > > files where the START button is missing and programs won't run if we double
> > > > click the shortcut icons available.
> > > >
> > > > My question is Can we revert back the system to normal operating conditions?
> > > > How? since most of the files/folders is hard to access now including the
> > > > Restore utility.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > > >