You often need to clean your computer of viruses or malware. However, most of the time, these types of programs prevent the execution of the antivirus program installed on the user’s computer.
That’s why I decided to write this article with easy steps to prevent malware from running when the system starts, using the “System Restore” feature provided by the latest versions of Windows. This solution is not 100% effective, but it often helps the user to clean their computer.
How to restore Windows XP to a previous state of operation.
1. Start your computer in safe mode first.
Info*: Windows Safe Mode is a mode in which Windows bypasses the normal boot process and loads only the necessary programs and drivers needed to run Windows. This mode allows you to fix many Windows problems.
To enter Windows Safe Mode”F8While your computer is booting, press the ” button before the Windows logo appears.
When “Windows advanced options menu” appears on your screen, use the keyboard arrow keys to navigate Safe mode select the option and then “INTRODUCTION“
Windows XP – Advanced settings menu
2. After starting Windows (or after choosing your account name), the system will prompt you with a message asking you to choose whether to run in safe mode or restore the system to an earlier state.
press the buttonNo” to restore your system and continue.
3. Next window “System Recovery Information window“. Select”The next one“
4. On the next screen choose on the left side of the calendar, a restore point datebefore the date the problem occurred and press the ” button.The next one“
5. On the next screen, the system will inform you of your choices. Look at them and if they are correct, choose “The next one“.
6. Then wait for the system recovery process to complete
7. When the recovery process is complete, your computer will restart and windows will appear on the screen informing you about the recovery result.
If the result is successful, the message ” Your computer has been successfully restored…The restore point of the date you selected”.
selectOK” and continue to login to Windows OS.
8. Now check if you can work on Windows and run your programs smoothly. If everything is fine, you need to do the last but very important step:
Scan and clean your computer for viruses and unwanted programs using antivirus and antimalware software.