System Restore: The Big Undo

Written by Stephen Bucaro

---------------------------------------------------------- Permission is granted forrepparttar below article to forward, reprint, distribute, use for ezine, newsletter, website, offer as free bonus or part of a product for sale as long as no changes are made andrepparttar 107814 byline, copyright, andrepparttar 107815 resource box below is included. ---------------------------------------------------------- System Restore: The Big Undo

By Stephen Bucaro

System Restore isrepparttar 107816 ultimate band-aid fix for buggy Microsoft Windows. If you make a hardware or software change to your Windows Me or Windows XP system, and then it doesn't work right, System Restore acts like a giant "undo".

For System Restore to work, you need a "restore point" to go back to. A restore point saves a copy ofrepparttar 107817 registry, drivers, and crucial operating system files. The files are saved as compressed .cab files in a folder named _RESTORE/ARCHIVE.

System Restore monitors all partitions on your computer (Windows XP lets you select which drives to monitor) and automatically creates restore points. The actual number of restore points saved depends on how much disk space has been allocated for System Restore. System Restore will not run if your system has less than 200 MB of free space.

= Types of Restore Points

- System Check Points: Scheduled restore points created by Windows. System Restore automatically creates a restore point every 10 hours (if your computer is on). Your computer must be idle for a few minutes before a restore point can be created.

- Manual Restore Points: Just before you make a hardware or software change to your system, you can maually create a restore point.

- Installation Restore Points: Restore points created by an installation program. Not all installation programs create a restore point.

= Make sure System Restore is enabled

1. Select Start | Settings | Control Panel and open System Utility.

2. Onrepparttar 107818 Performance tab, click onrepparttar 107819 [File System] button. The "File System Properties" dialog box appears.

3. Inrepparttar 107820 File System Properties" dialog box selectrepparttar 107821 "Troubleshooting" tab.

4. Onrepparttar 107822 "Troubleshooting" tab, make surerepparttar 107823 "Disable System Restore" checkbox is not checked.

= To Create a Restore Point

1. Select Start | Programs | Accessories | System Tools | System Restore. The "Wecome to System Restore" window will appear. 2. Inrepparttar 107824 "Welcome to System Restore" window, setrepparttar 107825 "Create Restore Point" radio button. Then click inrepparttar 107826 [Next] button. The "Create Restore Point" window will appear.

The Importance of Backing Up Your Files! (AND How To Do It!)

Written by Ronald Dunn

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