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In the past I've had many problems with my computer and as always had to perform a full system recovery, this of course takes too much of my time so my question is...Is there any possible way of doing a nondestructive restore to an earlier date? And if so how would I go about this? HP has informed me that this cannot be done with Windows 98...please prove them wrong!
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Boot up to a DOS prompt or to a Win98 bootdisk, at the prompt type "scanreg /restore" and hit enter. Then choose a date from before you had the problem.
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Note: that is not the same as the restore points that WinME and XP have, but it is close to being the same.
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thanks so very much! greatly appreciated!
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ms_selena,
   Norton has a utility call Ghost. It makes an image of you system and place it on an external drive. Whenever you want, you can restore the image.

Best Regards, war1
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I honestly think that doing it the way that rayt333 has suggested will work better. It was either do another system recovery all over again the next time my computer goes all wonky on me or just back up my system on cd's, but that would take like 5 cd's plus 2 diskettes. I'm hoping my computer will start acting up again so that I can try doing the restore from an earlier date :)
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<< I'm hoping my computer will start acting up again so that I can try doing the restore from an earlier date :)>>

LOL  no you don't
:>)
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If I used Ghost, to save an image of my system to cd...how many cd's would it take? Or can I even burn it to cd?
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rayt333 your fast on responding...i like that!
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rayt333 your fast on responding...i like that!
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You do not need to use ghost, you can just copy the contents of each folder to a CDR. Do not use a backup program, if you do then you must also use that backup program to restore the files. And usally you cannot restore just one file, it is all or nothing, and if one part screws up then the whole backup set is worthless (been there, done that)

I just copy the files and folders to a CDR and that lets me on copy back the files or folders I need.


Actually now I have removable hard drive trays and I keep 2 spare HD's that I copy my whole HD to, first one and the next time I use the other. I usally copy every couple of weeks and alternate the two HD's so I will lose a max of 2 weeks in case of major crash.
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