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Discussion in 'Software' started by minky1954, 13 Sep 2009.

  1. minky1954

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    can anyone tell me why systems restore don't work when it goes though when it logon all it says is unable to restore
     
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    DO you have restore points highlighted?
     
  3. minky1954

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    yes
     
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    Try running System Restore in Safe Mode - possible that your anti virus or other application may be stopping it.
     
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    hi tony
    how do u do that in safemode
     
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    You didn't say whether you have Norton or not.

    To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps:

    1. Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 key during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.

    2. Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.

    3. If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system for your computer, and then press ENTER.

    4. Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.

    5. At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.

    6. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to a functional state.
     
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    how do I clear all out internet files from system pc running slow
     
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    CCleaner is useful for cleaning space...
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

    It also provides a neat look at 'System restore' points, dates etc.
    CCleaner offers a 'Remove' button... I have not experimented with that.
    My points trail back to 21 06 2009 (set to use 7% being 21GB of HDD space)

    Would be nice to have some software which could somehow test the usability of the restore files - in a virtual manner...

    [​IMG]

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    Ccleaner is very good and well recommended.

    CCLEANER Setup Instructions

    Just be very careful using the system restore removal as you should only remove the oldest ones and NOT one in the middle of the list. Some restore points are reliant on the last one so deleting one in the middle could make all the previous ones defunct.

    Did you get your system restore to work?
    Are you using Norton?
    Did you use the Command Promt?

    You keep asking for help but never say what you have done, so we are at a loss as to what else to suggest.
     
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    What gives you the idea that it is Internet Files that is causing yuor PC to run slowly?

    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/delcache.htm
     
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    It may be useful to press and hold Ctrl+Alt+Delete which will start Windows Task manager.

    The first tab (Applications) will show you what is running. There may be something you don't want. What does it show?

    The second tab, (Processes) will show what CPU and Memory is being used. Click on "CPU" and it will sort then in order of processor usage. What are the largest ones, and what are they using? Click on "Mem Usage" and it will tell youi what is using the most memorty. What is?

    How old is your PC? Do you know what its power is? Are you running hungry applications like games? Or watching videos? Or what?

    p.s. dave.m is right. You have got to give us some clues.
     
  14. minky1954

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    Hi Dave sorry I haven't reply I have downloaded ccleaner this is working

    CCLEANER Setup Instructions

    Just be very careful using the system restore removal as you should only remove the oldest ones and NOT one in the middle of the list. Some restore points are reliant on the last one so deleting one in the middle could make all the previous ones defunct.

    Did you get your system restore to work?
    Are you using Norton?
    Did you use the Command Promt?

    You keep asking for help but never say what you have done, so we are at a loss as to what else to suggest.[/quote]
     
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    my pc is over 5 years old my anti system is AVG is is pretty good I think, I could be the internet games we play but when we finish them I uninstall them
     
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