Restoring Your Operating System
The Windows operating systems provide
a System Restore option which allows
you to return your computer to an earlier
operating state (without affecting data files) if
changes to the hardware, software, or other
system settings have left the computer in an
undesirable operating state. Any changes that
System Restore makes to your computer are
CAUTION: Make regular backups of your
data files. System Restore does not monitor
your data files or recover them.
NOTE: The procedures in this document are
applicable for the Windows default view,
so they may not apply if you set your Dell
computer to the Windows Classic view.
Starting System Restore
Start Search box, type System
Restore and press <Enter>.
NOTE: The User Account Control window
may appear. If you are an administrator on
the computer, click Continue; otherwise,
contact your administrator to continue the
Next and follow the instructions on the
In the event that System Restore did not resolve
the issue, you may undo the last system restore.