Windows XP Restore
Last updated: 5/7/02
Q. How can one recover from Windows XP problems
caused by installing new software, drivers, etc?
A. In this particular case, the user experienced
an aborted Zone Alarm install which put the computer in a Windows Restart
loop... the computer would boot to Windows, show the desktop, etc.,
flash a blue error screen, and then restart Windows. This procedure
should be useful for solving many other software and driver installation
Simply Start in the Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key when
Windows XP is about to start-up, wait for the menu with the Yes to start
in the Safe Mode and No to Recover from a Restore point, choose No, and restore
from the most recent restore point just before the software change. This
procedure is not supposed to change user data and can be reversed (according
to Windows XP).
Windows Me has a similar capability.
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