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    System Restore Help

    My desktop won't run properly anymore so I decided to do a system restore. It's got windows vista and I'm only able to use the safemode command prompt. When I try starting it up normally it automatically freezes up and I can't click on anything. I've tried many different ways and it results in saying there is no restore point and I must create one. I try to create one by opening this...


    But there is no system protection tab on it on my screen, thus I cannot create a restore point. I would really love some help on this because my computer is pretty much useless unless I can restore it. If I can't find a way to restore it, is there an easier way to just delete everything from my computer and start over?

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    If you cannot locate a restore point there is little point in attempting to create one now.

    Look into doing a repair of the OS;

    1. From the command prompt use the: "sfc /scannow" command to attempt a repair.

    2. Perform a repair install of Windows Vista.

    3. Complete format and reinstall, or OEM factory reinstall depending upon your make and model of computer.

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    Can you boot into Safe Mode? If you can, set up a Clean Boot . If the computer doesn't hang, use the diagnostic procedures in the article to find the culprit.


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