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Can't do a System Restore

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  • Windows XP
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August 23, 2009 5:33:36 PM

Hey guys,

My computer is going out of whack, as usual. :sarcastic: 
As I said in my previous post, every startup includes a dozen or so registry recovery messages. :fou: 
I've tried to Restore my computer except every time it starts up again, it says incomplete shutdown interrupted the restoration. Help? :heink: 

rajkalyan :bounce: 

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August 23, 2009 10:22:07 PM

Did you try the restore in safe mode?
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August 24, 2009 3:18:57 AM

Uh if your computer is out of whack enough to have a dozen error messages, I am pretty sure your best path is nice good old demolishing your OS and reinstalling it ;) 
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August 24, 2009 5:28:36 PM

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Uh if your computer is out of whack enough to have a dozen error messages, I am pretty sure your best path is nice good old demolishing your OS and reinstalling it ;) 


Well in that case.... where is my hammer?!?!
Is there anything I can do before searching for my hammer?
Besides fixing the coffee machine?
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August 24, 2009 6:21:14 PM

If you want to reinstall the OS:

insert OS disc and restart
get into the BIOS and make the Optical drive the first boot device
save and restart
press a key when prompted
the format/install process will start
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August 24, 2009 7:45:57 PM

Well...you can try a system repair, it basically doesn't format anything or earase you data or programs but it rebuilds your registry completly and you need to redo all windows updates, its not that hard but it might save you. Basically insert your Operating System Installation disk, and once it starts the reinstallation process it should give you the option to do a windows repair, do it and try it, if nothing helps, then find your hammer.
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August 24, 2009 9:13:08 PM

I know how to install the OS again, I might have some settings and software from Giveawayoftheday... (COUGH COUGH) and maybe some settings..
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August 25, 2009 8:47:37 PM

874581,6,339378 said:
Well...you can try a system repair, it basically doesn't format anything or earase you data or programs but it rebuilds your registry completly and you need to redo all windows updates, its not that hard but it might save you. Basically insert your Operating System Installation disk, and once it starts the reinstallation process it should give you the option to do a windows repair, do it and try it, if nothing helps, then find your hammer.[/quote


does your anti virus control you restore like macfee does? if so go to your anti virus and see
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September 1, 2009 9:22:12 PM

ig neap said:
874581,6,339378 said:
Well...you can try a system repair, it basically doesn't format anything or earase you data or programs but it rebuilds your registry completly and you need to redo all windows updates, its not that hard but it might save you. Basically insert your Operating System Installation disk, and once it starts the reinstallation process it should give you the option to do a windows repair, do it and try it, if nothing helps, then find your hammer.[/quote


does your anti virus control you restore like macfee does? if so go to your anti virus and see
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don't have antivirus other than clamwin......
hmm i'll actually try that
if that doesn't work i got some registry cleaners and i'll run them through safe mode
when I run them in regular it just reboots a lot...
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September 4, 2009 1:22:46 AM

thats what system repiar does, it rebuilds your registry ;) 
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September 4, 2009 2:52:04 PM

Look, after you've solved the problem and got your OS healthy again (repair or reinstall), make sure you get a decent backup utility. Do not use the build-in Windows system restore thing.

I'm using a very small but smart program called Snapshot. Like the name already says, it makes a snapshot of any partition you want, bootable or not. In my case it makes an image of the C partition which contains the OS and its settings and all other software. If something goes wrong with it, I simply restore the image from DOS (as you can't rewrite Windows while it's running) and my PC handles the same way as it did when I made the image or took the snapshot.
This is great protection against viruses and stuff like that. I only use an anti-virus to detect viruses, not removing them. As soon as I found out some viruses entered my PC, I restore a clean backup and they're all gone. Simple as that.
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September 5, 2009 4:21:58 AM

^+1 I use ghost which is also very good
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September 12, 2009 1:38:19 AM

aford10 said:
Did you try the restore in safe mode?

And yes, as a mof (matter of fact) i did. but when it restarts it goes to regular mode and i get a dozen registry windows.... @_@
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September 12, 2009 1:59:57 AM

So you need to run a registry cleaner. I know you mentioned that you have some, but some do more harm than good. A real good one is ccleaner. You can download it here, it's the best one I've used.
http://www.ccleaner.com/

Since you're having problems in normal windows, boot into safe mode and run it there. See if that fixes you up.
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September 12, 2009 2:02:21 AM

aford10 said:
So you need to run a registry cleaner. I know you mentioned that you have some, but some do more harm than good. A real good one is ccleaner. You can download it here, it's the best one I've used.
http://www.ccleaner.com/

Since you're having problems in normal windows, boot into safe mode and run it there. See if that fixes you up.


Thanks. I'll try that. I actually got a GAOTD program, Premium Booster. It has some Reg cleaner stuff. I think I'll try that, If that doesn't work, I'll get ccleaner and, wheres my hammer.....
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