Undoing the Last System Restore
Before undoing the last system restore, save and close all open files
and close all open programs. Do not alter, open, or delete any files or programs
until the system restoration is complete.
Click the Start button, point to All Programs—> Accessories—>
System Tools, and then click System Restore.
Select Undo my last restoration and click Next.
Save and close all open files and close all open programs. Do not
alter, open, or delete any files or programs until the system restoration is
The System Restore screen appears, and then the computer
After the computer restarts, click OK.
Before reinstalling the Windows XP operating system to correct a problem,
try correcting the problem by performing a Windows XP System Restore
(see page 52).
The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling your
Windows XP operating system. The options can potentially overwrite files
installed by Dell and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive.
Therefore, Dell does not recommend that you reinstall your operating system
unless instructed to do so by a Dell technical support representative.
To prevent conflicts with Windows XP , you must disable any
virus protection software installed on your computer before you reinstall
Windows XP .
Insert the Operating System CD into the CD or DVD drive.
Close any program or utility that may start to run after you insert the
CD into the drive.
Turn off the computer (see page 22), and then turn the computer on
The CD that you
need to place in your CD
or DVD drive is titled
Solving Pr oblems