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Old 01-04-2008, 01:22 PM   #11
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Can I go into Safe mode (F2)? Or is there some way to get back older restore dates? TIA
No. See post #7. Been there done that.

What happens when you try to boot the PC?
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:28 PM   #12
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I've got a bad feeling you might not be able to get back there, but if anyone can help you its the Castle Cops.

They have helped me with a lot of computer problems. Hope they can help you too.


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Old 01-04-2008, 01:32 PM   #13
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I had a very good experience with Geek Squad.
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:37 PM   #14
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I had a very good experience with Geek Squad.

I may have to call them out Andy. Bottom line, really, please don't override the rules (as Alix has pointed out), & post links for under 20 posts - be it to post your Blog or new recipe saving personal site. (The thread has been deleted, thank goodness, & for whatever it's worth the poster gives me Karma when I can't access their site - and no comment in the Karma.) Too twisted!
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:44 PM   #15
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I'm still totally lost on the link thing.

Anyway, if you have a Windows disk you could "repair" the OS by booting from the disk and not the hard drive. If your PC didn't come with a disk, I think the boot options menu (F8) will do the same thing using the recovery partition on the hard drive.

Good Luck.
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:49 PM   #16
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No prob booting - problem accessing prog files etc & ran cc & changed registry. My only? hope is to get back to previous restore dates. I have a set of cables to hook up between computers & tranfer hopefully? data/files lost recipes. Don't know what else I can do.
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:01 PM   #17
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Read this from Microsoft.

Copy all of your files to disk or another system as a back up. If you have a Windows disk, boot the PC from it. The first options will be "Install a new version of Windows" and "Repair a previous installation using the recovery console" Press OK for Install a new copy. DO NOT JUMP AHEAD. There will be an agreement screen and one that says something like "Repair the current installation" PRESS 'R' That's the option you want. It will then delete all the operating system files and install new ones without loosing your personal information.
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:26 PM   #18
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My DW has sent you a PM with some questions.
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:57 PM   #19
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Can I go into Safe mode (F2)? Or is there some way to get back older restore dates? TIA
No, sorry. We had this issue too on one computer and we lost everything she'd done. But a system restore is only for installed programs, it shouldn't change your documents.
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:01 PM   #20
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Seems like you could look around using Windows Explorer and SEE if your files are still on the computer....

If you change the Hide System File settings, you can see the System Restore files too. If they are gone.... they are gone.
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