To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:
1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
2. Click Start
, point to All Programs
, point to Accessories
, point to System Tools
, and then click System Restore
. System Restore starts.
3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time
(if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
4. On the Select a Restore Point page, the restore points are in bold..click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, in you case pick a date back when it was working right
click a restore point list, and then click Next.
Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK
5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
6. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete page is displayed.
7. Click OK.
If you successfully restored your computer to a previous state, and the computer is performing as it should be, you are finished.
If the restore process completed successfully but the computer is still not performing as you want, go to the "How to undo a system restoration after you perform a System Restore" section. If you received an error message and the restore process did not finish, or if you cannot run System Restore, go to the "Next Steps" section.here