Well, for the first time in 4-5 years my own computer had problems yesterday. IE kept shutting down for no apparent reason and then the whole OS would reboot itself randomly. I did a system restore which has always bailed me out in the past. I thought it worked, but after about 10 minutes back on the web my computer did the same thing over again. I thought then I would do another system restore and go farther back, but now system restore won't work. It just sits there. So, I booted into Safe Mode to try a SR there with the same results.
Anyhow, being that I am impatient I tried a system repair which is built into my HP Pavallion. This is where I think I made a mistake, even though I THOUGHT I wouldn't. First, it took almost all night. I started it at about 11:00pm last night and it finished at around 6am. I thought it just repaired th OS files, but kept all applications and saved files. The saved files are ok, but none of my applications work and they are not listed in my ADD/REMOVE programs area...but yet they are still on my desktop???? Also, lost all my FAVS to IE and my Outlook seems to be emptied out as well????
And to boot (pun) the computer rebooted itself already once before I had to leave to work. :-(
Did I do something wrong and is there a possible way to recover all my old settings and applications? I have like 50 apps and that is going to be a nightmare putting them all back on again.
Thank you in advance