Windows® XP Restore
Restoring the system means getting the computer back to the original stage. This means bringing the system to the factory settings. This includes the operating system with all software included with the operating system. System restore takes the original state of the system files and some critical files to a restore point. If your system fails to work or system gets down, you can use this stored items to restore your system to the original stage. This process also makes some changes to the batch files, and other kinds of executable files on your system. You can improve the system performance by restoring the system. Windows® XP provides a tool to restore the system and thus the performance.
Following are some tips to perform Windows® XP system restore:
- Back up the files
- Detect errors
- Analyze the disk volume
- Use System Restore
- Restore the system
Back up the files
Before doing the system restoring, you have to back up the important files to avoid missing any of them. Sometimes the system restoring steps might fail and you will not be able to complete the process successfully. If this occurs, you can’t recover those files. To avoid all of these issues, it’s better to back up the necessary files.
Sometimes the slowdown of system might be due to errors inside the system. So, before restoring the entire system, check whether there are any errors in any of the hardware or software. In most of the cases, errors might occur in the hard disk. And by removing these errors you can avoid the disk defragmentation.
You should analyze a disk volume before defragmenting it to get an estimate of how long the defragmentation process will take. If the disk contains large volumes of data, and you don’t have time to waste, then it would be better to arrange this defragmentation to some other time as it will take a few extra minutes.
System restore is a tool provided by Windows® XP to do the system restore task. It will help you to restore the system to a better condition. This tool can be accessed from the ‘Control Panel’.
By restoring the system, you are bringing back the system to the original stage. You can restore the system files, personal files and all the software from a removable drive. This process will restore all the files and folders to the original location in which they were found before back up.