Re: help!! xp not responding
- From: "lvee" <notmesothere@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 08:20:10 -0500
There is no chance of losing any documents, or anything else by turning off
system restore..it only removes restore points. You will not lose desktop
icon/programs, or anything else, so there is absolutely no reason to backup
any thing on your computer.
Using system restore is not the same thing as manually editing the registry
which if you feel the need to do, backing up your documents, and important
files is a good idea.
"D.Currie" <dmbcurrie.nospam@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> If you turn off System Restore, you will lose all of your restore points.
> So you won't be able to go back any more. Which may or may not be a good
> thing, depending on what the actual problem is. The reason you would want
> to turn off System Restore and get rid of the restore points is that there
> may be spyware or viruses hiding in there.
> As far as *using* System Restore, you shouldn't lose any documents, unless
> you've saved them somewhere like the desktop, which is not a protected
> area. Things in "my documents" are usually safe, but the only way to be
> completely sure that you aren't going to lose anything is by having a
> backup on CDs or some other removable media.
> As for the original problem, it could be spyware or viruses, or it could
> be hardware-related. Depends partly on what you mean by "goes into
> Good luck.
> "lb." <lb.@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> i am in safe mode now, doing a system restore back a few days. will
>> find something in safe mode with restore shut off that it wont find
>> (cuz i been running all my security programs scanning to find the problem
>> when it was just starting) if i disable system restore will i be able to
>> re-enable it? i dont want to lose everything and i need a way to get
>> "lvee" wrote:
>>> Try starting your computer in safe mode.
>>> To do that, restart your computer and as soon as the screen turns black
>>> the F8 key repeatedly until the safe mode, etc options screen comes up.
>>> Choose safe mode, then when that loads..if that loads..Go to My
>>> computer>local C: drive>right click>properties and on the General Tab,
>>> disk cleanup...this will remove all your temp files, etc...this is just
>>> Then, turn off system restore...from desktop, right click My
>>> Computer>properties>system restore tab.
>>> Now, Start with SpyBot Search & Destroy..run a full system scan.
>>> Then run the rest of them.
>>> Post back with the results..or if you can't get to safe mode.
>>> "lb." <lb.@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> > it started with feeze ups, now, nothing works. i tried to do system
>>> > recovery
>>> > but when i try to click on a button or file, nothing happens. if i do
>>> > this
>>> > a
>>> > few times, the whole desktop goes into freeze. im on another computer
>>> > now,
>>> > but i have to fix mine andi dont knowhow to even start. i have msn
>>> > with
>>> > microsoft anti spyware, nortons, avg, spyware blaster, spybot, pest
>>> > patrol,
>>> > webroot spysweeper, spyblocker, zone alarm, and probably others i cant
>>> > think
>>> > of off hand. when the freeze ups started a few days ago, they were
>>> > short.
>>> > i
>>> > ran scan after scan to try to find out what was the problem but
>>> > nothing
>>> > showed up. now nothing will respond at all. can someone help? i have
>>> > tons
>>> > of
>>> > important work in there and i cant lose it!!
>>> > lb.
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