Lost settings

esteban_2009May 22, 2011

Hi folks,

Yes, I realize the subject is lousy wording, but that's all I could think of. X-P, SP-3. Was working great UNTIL I decided to take the sides off the HP Pavilion a420n and clean the dust and cobwebs from the inside. All went well until I started up. My many desk top icons are really scattered, they are still there, but like I said, scattered. The machine is very slow now. I went to control panel thinking a restore point before today would do the trick, well, I can't find where it gives choices for a date to go back to. And it is turned on.

Dunno' how I can wreck a simple chore like this.

Needless to say, I need help again.

Thanks to all who answer.

Steve

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genes

When you were cleaning out the inside, did you bang any parts in there with a vacumn nozzle??
Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools System restore
Or, why not just move the desktop icons back to where they were..Do you have the anti spyware program Malwarebytes on your computer..if not, suggest you download it, install it, update it, then run it...when googling for it, its Malwarebytes free download

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 6:52PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

right click on desktop and select to organize your icons you can do it in various patterns. There is a great little app I use that will save all your icon settings so anytime things like this happen it will put them all back.
Icon Restore

System Restore
that should help you with your system restore

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 6:55PM
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esteban_2009

genes & RC,
Once again I am deply indebted to you two.
My computer is operating smoothly like it was two days ago.
System Restore saved my bacon again.
Steve

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 7:11PM
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