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Undoing Something Bad with System Restore

Perhaps the best course of action when your system crashes is to use Microsoft's System Restore utility. This is a relatively new utility, first introduced in Windows Me, which can automatically restore your system to the state it was in before your problems cropped up.

System Restore is probably the most useful utility for users who experience major system problems. (I'm almost ashamed to admit how many times I've used it to restore my system after botching some upgrade or another.) Prior to Windows Me, it wasn't uncommon to run into problems that required you to reinstall your entire operating system. With System Restore, reinstallations are a thing of the past—because it can automatically restore your system to a prior working state.


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