|If you had a total system melt-down, system restore or restore Registry will not work. |
Back when, at installation time the user was prompted to install some sort of a floppy disk. And that is the system Restore. If it is gone you are out of luck. You can make one, but need to have the system operational in all respects then. Best system to restore now is to do a total hard drive wipe off and restart. Your system restore disk will ask for the very original CD-rom disk too then. If you got nothing, then you are not going very far.
I use once OK hard drives that I get for $8 each, they fail months later on, and I pop in another one, then go again until it fails. So have gotten used to the symptoms and reactions.