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    XP (SP1 PRO)

    MY SYSTEM RESTORE DOES NOT WORK. HELP?

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    Re: XP (SP1 PRO)

    Tell us more about you problem.

    First is System Restore turned on?
    If not, it is NOT going to have any Restore Points to restore.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: XP (SP1 PRO)

    YES IS IS TURN ON. I HAVE RESTORE POINTS. ALSO THE I CAN,T START XP IN SAFE MODE. THE F8 KEY DOES NOT WORK.

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    Re: XP (SP1 PRO)

    PLEASE STOP SHOUTING. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    When are you pressing F8 to get into Safe Mode? It's hard to imagine that Safe Mode would not work, but normal mode would. Could you describe your problem in a little more detail?
    -Mark

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    Re: XP (SP1 PRO)

    Starting your computer in Safe mode:

    1. Close all open programs
    2. Click Start, and then click Run. The Run dialog box appears.
    3. In the Open box, type MSCONFIG and then click OK.
    4. The System Configuration Utility appears. Click BOOT.INI tab.
    5. On the next screen, check the /SAFEBOOT option, and then click OK.
    6. You then see the prompt to restart the computer. Click Restart.
    7. When computer will start in Safe mode, repeat operations 2-6, unchecking /SAFEBOOT to restart in Normal mode.

    About Restore Utility:

    You must understand, that Restore utility is not creating a backup or image of your configuration. It only keeps settings of your previous configuration, so if you fully deleted (not moved to Recycle Bin) critical files, restore is not possible. In other words, if you install some programs, restore to the point before installation is always possible. But if you uninstall a program, restore in most cases is impossible.

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    Re: XP (SP1 PRO)

    Now, why would I want to do that? I'm not the one having the problem....I think you replied to the wrong post.

    I think it would behoove us to first discover whether the computer starts at all. If it does, pressing F8 is a better option than modifying system files - and it takes fewer steps.
    -Mark

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