You will need
- disk with Windows XP.
There are two varieties of system restore in Windows XP. The first type includes the configuration change the boot sector and the second – a return to a specific checkpoint. If Windows gives an error during startup, use the first specified type.
Insert the startup disk in the drive. Turn on your laptop or desktop computer. Open the quick launch menu and select boot from DVD drive. Wait, you run the Windows setup.
Press R to open recovery console system. Select from the available options need a copy of Windows by pressing the corresponding number. After some time, the command line will be run.
Enter the command fixboot, and press Enter. Verify it run this function by typing the letter Y. Wait until the utility. Enter the command fixmbr and re-confirm the procedure. Restart the computer by typing exit in the recovery console.
If you want to perform a system rollback, boot your system in safe mode. To do this, wait until the Windows OS and press F8. Select "Windows Safe mode".
Go to "start" and open the folder "All programs." Select the subdirectory "Standard" and open the "System utilities". Select "system Restore". Select "Restore the previous state of the computer."
Go to list of active breakpoints. Select the one that was created later than the others. Make sure that the recovery process will not be affected important programs. All user files will be preserved during recovery.
Click "Next" and wait until the computer is restarted. Check the safety of the important files.
Advice 2: How to restore xp without losses
The main problem when you reinstall the operating systems is the loss of some data. Sometimes this information is extremely important to you, and her disappearance is totally undesirable. If the hard disk is divided into several sections, often deletes all data from the field that contains your previous operating system. There are several options to save your data.
You will need
- WIndows XP installation CD
- The second computer
The surest and fastest way is to copy the information on another hard drive. To do this, remove your hard drive from the system unit and connect it to another computer as a secondary hard drive. Copy all the files on the primary hard drive.
Install new version of Windows XP over the old one. When installing, do not format the partition on which the system was installed. Then copy all the necessary data on the second partition. Install the operating system over the old is extremely undesirable for stable operation of the system. So you will need to format the partition and install Windows again.
Install new operating system on the partition containing the previous version. Naturally, to format the partition before installation is not required. After the files are copied you can decide how best to proceed. Or format the partition with the old operating system or install Windows XP on the old partition pre-formatted.
Also you can try to restore the operating system without reinstalling. To do this, you select install Windows XP select "restore the system" or use a download of the restore point.
Take the time to format the partition, if you are not sure that there are no necessary files.