making System Restore Disc

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  1. S0da P0pinski

    S0da P0pinski OT Supporter

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    Can someone tell me how to make a system restore disc with Windows XP?
     
  2. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    what do you need it for?
    if your having trouble booting or your system is corrupted, just insert the win xp disk. let the blue screen load up. press enter, accept the eula, then it will find your windows partition and you should have it repair it from there.

    also, google bartpe. it's really great for making a basic operating system so you can repair your system or save whatever and reformat
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    Are you a recent convert from the Win 95/98 series of operating systems??

    Well the good news is System Restore is easier then ever to use in XP because it's built into the OS and usually (but not always) called by the installing program. When you install a new program, it should create a restore point for you so if there are any problems, you simply activate that restore point. The unfortunate thing is that many, many software programs fail to do this.

    But you can protect yourself by creating one and it's a good practice because you can have an enormous number of these so there really is no reason NOT to do this before each install. So you just go to Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | System Restore to set a new restore point. You will also go here if you have problems with your install. This location will be available in safe mode so leave the icon there.

    Now, if you have a catastrophic problem with your system and you can't even boot to safe mode, you can use the Win XP disk as a repair disk. It has some tools on it to help but usually if your system is this screwed up, you'll prolly have more significant problems then just an install corrupting the OS (which doesn't happen much in XP).
     

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