How to use system restore?

Question

i recently had problems with spyware and downloaded norton antivirus 2005 for my computer. after this a new update was available for windows which took 4 hours to download... after rebooting my computer. it now simply flashes the program i am trying to open then shuts the program down. i cant open a single program, i can however go into the system configuration. please help me somehow.......

Answer

This question was answered on October 20, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try using System Restore to undo recent changes to your computer

If changes to hardware, software, or settings have left your computer in an unstable state, you can use System Restore to undo the changes made to your computer This might solve the problem.

System Restore is a component of Windows XP Professional that you can use to restore your computer to a previous state, if a problem occurs, without losing your personal data files (such as Microsoft Word documents, browsing history, drawings, favorites, or e-mail) System Restore monitors changes to the system and some application files, and it automatically creates easily identified restore points These restore points allow you to revert the system to a previous time They are created daily and at the time of significant system events (such as when an application or driver is installed) You can also create and name your own restore points at any time

There are three methods that you can use to access System Restore functionality.

You can access the System Restore Wizard through the Start menu To access the System Restore Wizard, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.

You can access System Restore through Control Panel To open the System Restore Wizard, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click System Click the System Restore tab, and then click Learn more about System Restore In Help and Support, click Performance and Maintenance, click Using System Restore to undo changes, and then click Run the System Restore Wizard.

You can access System Restore through Help and Support Center To access the System Restore Wizard, click Start, and then click Help and Support Click Performance and Maintenance, click Using System Restore to undo changes, and then click Run the System Restore Wizard

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Posted by gilbert of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 20, 2004