Windows XP System Restore

by on February 4, 2008

Q: How do you get back the old data that was one your computer before it changed? Because I had to restart my computer because my web froze up and on the screen it said, “Press F11 to start System Recovery.” I pressed it and when I got back online, everything went back to the old system when I first bought it. I’ve been trying to fix it so it can go back to the way it was before I pressed F11, but it doesn’t go. Please, help!

A: I would try a system restore to see if that will get your information back. This procedure basically rolls back the state of your machine to a previous date.

1. Click Start.

2. Select Programs.

3. Select Accessories.

4. Click System Tools.

5. Choose System Restore.

A window will appear and you will want to select “Restore my computer to an earlier time.

6. You should then see a calendar appear and you should select the last known good date before you pressed System Recovery.

Then follow the prompts and the system will roll back to the status of your machine on that date and hopefully it will get the information that you are looking for.

Thank you,

Angela