Restore Windows without using system restore

Dell / 8100
October 31, 2010 at 20:55:17
Specs: Windows XP
my system had a software load error that makes my system very slow and somewhat inactive. Windows runs very slow and system restore will not finish.

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November 1, 2010 at 02:04:12
gettiman, perhaps using restore isn't the answer? Slowness is often caused by something else. Possible you've got some sort of nasty (virus, worm/trojan, etc.)? Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I’m not paid for recommendation. WARNING! FYI, a full scan on mine takes over an hour.) can do the job and you can get it free @:
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try. There're other things you can try, but I'd start there. If that doesn't solve it, post back for other suggestions.
Ed in Texas.

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November 1, 2010 at 05:51:31
First of all, see if you can undo the previous restore. Then run malware programs like mentioned above.

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November 1, 2010 at 13:30:36
Might have to make a barts PE or UBCD4win disk and boot from there.

At some point you may simply wish to do a fresh install from OEM. It always speeds it back up unless you have some hardware issue.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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