How do I get to System Restore on Windows XP?

May 2, 2011 at 09:30:36
Specs: Windows XP
At least I think I need System Restore. For whatever reason, starting this morning, my computer is not doing what it usually does. Like I went to my Maintenance folder for regular maintenance. When I click on my usual icons a new window opens saying "Open with...". It never does that so now I don't know what to do. I vaguely remember that System Restore can get my computer back to how it was yesterday, before it went haywire.

Thanks so much for your help!

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May 2, 2011 at 09:37:54
Start>Help and Support>System Restore. The SR window has two options. By default it will show "Restore my Computer to an earlier time". Click Next and select the restore point you wish to use. Click Next to start the Restore.

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May 2, 2011 at 09:55:08
Thanks! But when I do that I get a little box saying "Application Not Found" with a little red X next to it. Also just tried to open Solitaire, which I've done hundreds of times, and it opens a new box that says "Open with..." So it seems that for almost everything I want to do that new "Open with..." box opens. I've never run into this before.

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May 2, 2011 at 10:06:22
Search this forum (and others) for fixes for File association.

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May 2, 2011 at 17:54:46
Thanks so much everybody! This is the second question I've posted; you guys are so helpful!

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May 2, 2011 at 22:32:42
It's nice to get a thank you!


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