how many of you do system restore with your computers?

Philippines
August 30, 2008 11:06am CST
in my case, that would be twice today. wah. i am using dial connection and if there is an error occuring during my use... my modem could not be detected by my laptop. and the only way to have it back is to system restore to the previous restore point. everyday i use dsl connection and i dont experience the same problem, thank God. how about you. why and when did you system restore?
8 responses
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
i had used it before but I've never been confident of the outcome. Files got mixed up , some files are gone and i was confused.. so i never tried of using it again..
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• Philippines
31 Aug 08
hi thanks for the reply... i wonder why there is file mix up... been doing for years and its fine... happy mylotting!!!!
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
well, in my case, i usually make it into a point where i cannot see any clutters in my documents. I really make sure that everything is in order so i seldom disarranged my files and move it into another locations. Whenever you do a system restore, these files were made to back into their original place (that was before the restoration) and some files added after the restore point were gone..
@a3sachin (531)
• India
30 Aug 08
I never use system restore! I maintain my comp really well. I only use compatible hardware/software/services, scan for virus and spyware, defrag my disks, clean the registry and keep my files and folders organized always. :) Yeah there have been times when my comp has screwed up completely despite all efforts to keep it new. I just re-format my c: and its as good as new! lol Try to update your modem software from the website and also make sure you have the latest SP for your Windows and also make sure automatic updates are turned on :) hope this helped. HappyMyLoting
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
hi thanks for the reply and happy mylotting!!!!
@igormkd (48)
• Macedonia
30 Aug 08
Rule No.1 NEVER use System Restore. Over 90% of malicious software (trojans, adware, spyware etc.) exploits this option. If I have more time, I'll write some manuals how to prevent this things. And one more thing, when you ask for problems resolving please include OS you have installed and type/model of hardware you think is cosing it.
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
yes, when you do system restore, there could be a possibility that viruses or spywares will also be restored.
@abhichin (159)
• India
30 Aug 08
System restore is very useful in case of system crash or harddisk corruption. But i had only used system restore once.
• Macedonia
30 Aug 08
in case of HDD corruption System Restore is worst nightmare. Don't even think about it!.
@xphunt3r (244)
• Nepal
2 Sep 08
I never restore my system to previous because it undo all my settings and installation.
@drannhh (15229)
• United States
30 Aug 08
I had that problem this summer almost every day. It turned out to be due to a hard drive error and finally the computer crashed altogether and never started up again. Well, I have been looking at those new HP touch screen slim line models, and when we go back to our summer place next year I will buy one of those and start out right. Let that be a lesson to this computer I am using now, lol.
@hichamov (507)
• Morocco
30 Aug 08
hehehhe it's funy, i just did a restore of my System 3 times today, because i had a problems to install a irc server client :)) i was in a need of that, so the restore did nothing o_O So i Formated ma Computer and now it's just work Great again lol
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
30 Aug 08
I have been using PCs for more than 15 years now, and not once have I ever invoke the system restore function. I never have to. Actually I don't like to use such a function, because I load programs and data in my system all the time, and to do a system restore to some previous point the system was working well means that firstly I had to have created some restore point previously, and secondly, I will have to be prepared to lose some of the stuff I had done since that time. I do know how to fix my computer OS and application problems, so when I hit problems, I just try and solve them without using the restore function. Worst-case scenario when my whole system goes down because of say problems with the harddisk, I'll get another harddisk, start all over again and systematically reinstall all that I previously had installed or downloaded, and still require. It helps of course that I have 2 PCs at home, and the 2nd PC comes in handy when I try and fix the first one.