When Bad Things Happen to Good Systems: Using System Restore
"I downloaded a screensaver from the Internet and installed it on my computer. My PC hasn't been the same since!"
Something as simple as installing a computer game can alter files on your system and unintentionally create all kinds of problems for you. Sadly, in the past the only solution seemed to be to reformat the machine's hard drive and reinstall everything from scratch.
With Windows XP's new System Restore feature, you can literally take your computer back in time to when it worked its best, and most importantly, all your data files will remain perfectly intact.
Chapter 2 provides the basic information you need to enable System Restore, as well as to create your own restore points and load a restore point if/when needed.