How to restore your computer to an earlier sstate?


About 3 weeks ago my computer was bogged down and I opened my task manager as I normally to see what was pegging my CPU...iexplore.exe was jamming it up and I tried to end the process but I am pretty confident that I closed another process I shouldnt have becaase as soon as I did it my whole tool bar for windows disappeared..and laso the tabs on the task manager disappeared and theonly thing I could see was the IE window that was up and the process screen from the TM... But I had no way to close the task manager....I shut down the box by force and rebooted fine and works fine but the task manager , when I laucnh all messed up...I have no tabs above the list of I can look at the performance tab or anything else...I also cant close the task manager unless I right click the perfoamce graph on the bottom right of the tool bar and close it that way....also when I open the task manager the tab that shows on the bottom tool bar of windows shows the little computer icon to the left of the tab but does npot read TASK MANAGER..Like it did in the past.....all of this leads me to believe I ended a process That I shouldnt have.....I can live with out the task manager but im curoius what I might have done and what I can do???????/


jesse toronto



This question was answered on June 2, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

My only subjecting to you is restoring your computer to an earlier time using the System tools:

1 Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore System Restore starts.

2 On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.

3 On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system checkpoint in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next

3 A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make 4 4 Click OK.

5 On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next

6 System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.

7 Log on to the computer as Administrator The System Restore Restoration Complete page appears

8 Click OK.


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