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Using System Restore; Creating A Restore Point - Dell Dimension 4300S Manual

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6.  Double-click Interrupt request (IRQ) to view the IRQ assignments.
Conflicts are indicated by a yellow exclamation point (!) beside the conflicting device or a red X if the device has been disabled.
7.  Double-click any conflicting device listed to bring up the Properties window so you can determine what needs to be reconfigured or removed from the
Device Manager. Resolve these conflicts before checking specific devices.
8.  Double-click the malfunctioning device type in the Device Manager list.
9.  Double-click the icon for the specific device in the expanded list.
The Properties window appears.
10.  If there is an IRQ conflict, the Device status area in the Properties window reports what cards or devices are sharing the device's IRQ. Resolve the IRQ
You can also use the Windows 2000 Hardware Troubleshooter. To use the troubleshooter, click the Start button and click Help. Click Troubleshooting and
Maintenance on the Contents tab, click Windows 2000 troubleshooters, and then click Hardware. In the Hardware Troubleshooter list, click I need to
resolve a hardware conflict on my computer, and then click Next.

Using System Restore

Windows XP provides a System Restore feature that allows you to return your computer to an earlier operating state if changes to the computer's hardware
or software (including new hardware or program installations), or other system settings, have left the computer in an undesirable operating state. You can
also undo the last System Restore.
System Restore automatically creates system checkpoints. You can also manually create your own checkpoints by creating Restore Points. To limit the amount
of hard disk space used, older restore points will be automatically purged.
If your computer experiences an operating system problem, you can use System Restore from Safe Mode or Normal Mode to return your computer to an earlier
operating state.
System Restore does not cause you to lose personal files stored in the My Documents folder, data files, or e-mail messages after restoring the computer to an
earlier time. If you restore the computer to a point before you installed a program, the program's data files won't be lost, but you will have to reinstall the
actual program again.
It is important to make regular backups of your data files. System Restore does not monitor changes to or recover your data files. If the
original data on the hard disk is accidentally erased or overwritten, or becomes inaccessible because of a hard disk malfunction, you will need your
backup files to recover the lost or damaged data.
System Restore is enabled on your new computer. However, if you reinstall Windows XP with less than 200 MB of free hard-disk space available, System
Restore is automatically disabled. To see if System Restore is enabled:
Windows XP
1.  Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
2.  Click Performance and Maintenance.
3.  Click System.
4.  Click the System Restore tab.
5.  Make sure that Turn off System Restore is unchecked.
Before proceeding with any System Restore function, Dell recommends that you thoroughly read Microsoft's information about using System Restore. To access
this information:
1.  Click the Start button, point to All Programs—> Accessories—> System Tools, and then click System Restore.
2.  Click Help in the upper-right corner of the Welcome to System Restore screen.

Creating a Restore Point

Using the XP System Restore Wizard
In Windows XP you can manually create restore points or you can use the System Restore Wizard to create the restore points for you. To use the System
Restore Wizard, click the Start button, click Help and Support, click System Restore, and then follow the instructions on the screen. You can also create and
name a restore point if you are logged on as the computer administrator or a user with administrator rights.
Manually Creating the Restore Points
1.  Click the Start button, point to All Programs—> Accessories—> System Tools, and then click System Restore.
2.  Click Create a restore point.
3.  Click Next.
4.  Type a name for your new restore point in the Restore point description field.
The present date and time are automatically added to your restore point.
5.  Click Create.
6.  Click OK.


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