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lfethe3rd

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Hello all, I recently have had a virus and unfortunally my system was fubar so i had to have my hard drive formated So I lost all my personal data. To try and make this from happening in the future one of the things I am doing is using system restore more often. I do not have a windows xp disk this is a used computer i bought from a local computer place. Thankfully this place was more than happy to format and reinstall xp for no charge to me. However now i cant find system restore. My system information says windows xp sp3. My question is this is it possible that i dont have system restore on my system? Are there versions of xp that dont include it? If so is there a way I can get it?
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Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore
It's not there?
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Go Start -> Run -> msconfig
Click on "System Restore" to launch it.
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Although system restore can be quite useful for things such as a program install gone bad, it is not the answer to saving your data.

You should implement a data back up procedure. This can be saving it to a flash disk, external USB hard drive, burning to CD, uploading to a web data storage location, or another drive in the computer (if a desktop).
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i tried to run it from msconfig it cannot find the file specified. I also did a search for it and found nothing I included system and hidden folders.
System restore isnt listed under system tools.
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Check here: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/repairsr.htm
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