Can I do a restore from safe mode?


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Old 04-09-11, 10:30 AM
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Can I do a restore from safe mode?

I have a computer with WinXP and it has some kind of virus. I want to do a restore but I don't think I can get to it in regular mode. I would like to do a complete restore. Any ideas or suggestions? I don't have a disc. Thanks
 
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Old 04-09-11, 11:32 AM
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start/programs/accesories/system tools/sytem restore.

Try that. If not boot to safe mode and try it.

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Old 04-09-11, 02:24 PM
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I can get to the system restore but it only lets me restore to various earlier times. The furthest back one in jan 3rd 2011. Is there a way to restore to factory settings w/o having the disc?
 
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Old 04-09-11, 04:33 PM
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I don't think doing a system restore would get rid of your virus, even if you could go back further. Unless the manufacturer made a copy of the original on your hard drive, then you'd need a disc to get it to where is was when you got it.
You can always format your drive and install an OS, but if you don't have one, you'd have to buy it.
Have you ran a virus software to try and get rid of it that way?
 
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Old 04-09-11, 07:14 PM
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What type of computer. If a dell just borrow a friends disk if he has a Dell.

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Are you running anti-virus software?
 
 

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