finished trying compatibility settings and click Next>.
9. Select either Yes to send information about the settings you used and whether they fixed the problem,
or select No, and then click Next>.
10. Click Finish to close the wizard.
The System Restore feature of Windows XP provides the capability to restore the operating system, in the
event of a problem, to a previous state without losing personal data files (such as Word documents,
drawings, or e-mail).
System Restore actively monitors system file changes and some application file changes to record or store
previous versions before the changes occurred. System Restore maintains a rolling record of restore points;
to limit the amount of space used, older restore points are purged to make room for newer ones.
In the event of a serious operating system problem, System Restore can be used from Safe Mode or Normal
Mode to go back to a previous system state, restoring optimal system functionality.
NOTE: System Restore does not revert user data or document files, so restoring does not cause loss
of work, mail, or browsing history and favorites.
NOTE: Dell recommends that you make regular backups of your data files. System Restore does not
monitor changes to or recover your data files. In the event the original data on the hard-disk drive is
accidentally erased or overwritten or becomes inaccessible because of a hard-drive malfunction,
backup files are required to recover lost or damaged data.
Using System Restore
System Restore monitors a core set of system and application program files, recording and sometimes
copying states of these files before changes are made. System Restore automatically creates restore points;
no user intervention is required. In addition, you can create restore points manually, if desired.
Restore points are created to allow you to choose previous system states. Each restore point gathers the
necessary information needed to restore to a precisely chosen system state. There are three types of restore
System (automatically created) restore points (scheduled by your computer)
Installation (event-triggered) restore points (when a program is installed)
Manual restore points (created by you as needed)
Scheduled Automatic Restore Points
By default, System Restore creates a restore point every day that the computer is running. If your computer
is off for more than a day, a new restore point is created the next time you turn the computer on.