how many of you do system restore with your computers?
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?
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..
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
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.
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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.
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.