Using System Restore
Windows XP and Windows Me offer a component called System Restore. If you have a serious problem with your computer (actually, with the operating system), you can restore your operating system to a previous state. Your data remains intact.
System Restore monitors the operating system files and program files you install, and periodically writes a copy of the system's setup and configuration to a set of files. That set of files is called a restore point. If something goes amiss, you can tell Windows to go back to a previous restore point.
In this tutorial:
- Networking Disaster Planning and Recovery
- Caring for Network Hardware
- Protecting Printers
- Avoiding Zapped Computers
- Monitoring Monitors
- Establishing a Plan for Backing Up Data
- Backing Up Data on Floppy Disks
- Backing Up to Remote Computers
- Backing Up Data to Removable Drive Cartridges
- Using Microsoft Backup
- Restoring a System after a Disaster
- Using System Restore