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jimmin

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hi after doing system restore due to pc problem after about 6hrs every thing was fine but, now it appears that whole hard drive has been duplicated and prior to system restore I had about 70 gig of space now done to about 1 gig. How do I get back to previous set-up or regain my space. Incidentially a lot of progs are not work as files missing and need to be restored.
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Right click on My Computer, select Properties, System Restore tab, click on Settings, and move the slider down to about 10% or even 5%, click Apply. See if you regain the GBs.

System Restore does not recognize any programs you installed after the restore point you selected. These programs will have to be reinstalled.
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Hi thanks for quick response, unfortunately that hasn't worked, my pc has 160gig drive and is currentley showing 148gig as used space which was before i tinkered approx 70gig?
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Sounds like a bigger problem then system restore.
You can undo the last system restore through system restore.
If you can't undo I don't have much more to give ya.
But stick around, someone will, when there is enough info about the problem.

What was the problems you were having?

Edited by cmpm, 19 August 2007 - 06:52 AM.

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hi, welcome to geekstogo, I have a bad habit of suggesting to start again from scratch, because a system this far gone sounds like it is going to take longer to repair then to reinstall and besides you should have a backup(if only because the harddrive can die on you whatever), that is one including your XP license number, a copy of the XPcd, copies of your programs, your drivers and your data; however, if there is some reason why you cannot backup your stuff, that is if you do not have x or y program or the like, I can understand but it does sound like one would have to get the system back to what it was and then clear up the original problem too, a challenge to anyone here but stick around as I am often wrong and someone might post a better idea, thanks

Edited by fleamailman, 19 August 2007 - 11:42 AM.

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