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Offline cdew

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System Restore
« on: Apr 02, 2008, 05:27 AM »
Ran 'game xp' which is supposed to optimize pc performance for games....well, it kinda 'deoptimized' my pc.....all previous system settings have changed and i cannot access system restore to remedy situation. Have tried running system restore from cmd line, no joy. Despite the fact that desktop loads, i cannot access any programmes. When i doubleclick on an icon, nothing happens. This applies to word files also

Just attempted to repair windows installation, problem here is that it's asking for admin password. i never set a password. hitting enter just stops process.

So, kinda at a loss as to what to try next

Any ideas?

update: for some reason i can now access system restore, although it will not restore to an earlier date

i managed to set admin password, computer says no re: system repair
« Last Edit: Apr 02, 2008, 06:22 AM by cdew »

Offline Buffalo2102

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Re: System Restore
« Reply #1 on: Apr 02, 2008, 02:29 PM »
There are several suggested remedies in the FAQ on the Theorica software site.


The remedies seem well explained so one of them should be your answer.  Please let us know how you get on.

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Offline cdew

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Re: System Restore
« Reply #2 on: Apr 09, 2008, 01:12 AM »
in the end i did a clean install of xp. managed to save all my data by using which is a fantastic utility.

appears that lsass.exe was stopping me doing a system restore. googling lsass.exe suggests that it may have something to do with the sasser virus.

all in all, a valuable learning experience :P