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How in the world do I restore my older Compaq Presario Laptop?

Asked by marialisa (464points) March 30th, 2011

I have tried all night to restore my laptop to an earlier time and to create a restore point. I am not having any luck.

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jerv's avatar

How old are we talking? I jsut spent the last few days trying to restore a couple of older laptops; one from 2005 and the other from 2006. Sometimes the best option is to just yank the documents off before the hardware goes tits-up (like one of those two did) and sometimes you just need to reinstall the OS from scratch (like I did with the other). This is especially true with Windows XP.

As for the “System Restore” thing, I regard it as more of a folk remedy than an actual cure. To date, I have yet to successfully solve a single issue with it.

nicky's avatar

I agree. Sometimes a clean os install is the best course of action. Btw jerv i have used system restore with much success in some occasions so it can have its uses, dont lose hope!

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