How do i restore my computer to a week ago?

something i've downloaded in the last week is slowly killing my computer. i can't be bothered going into detail, i just want to be able to restore it to 7 days ago. way way back in the day i used to know how to do this, now i can't think of how to to save my life!
i'm on a pc with windows xp. i don't really know what other details you need, but some help would be a life saver! especially since it isn't really my computer.. my mac has already died on me :/

geek_skelevengeance, Mar 26, 11:14 pm

Start - Control Panel - Performance and maintenance and on the left you will find "System Restore"

geek_kew, Mar 26, 11:16 pm

You should go into detail because going back to a restore point might not fix it.They're not time machines.

geek_dunedin_ree, Mar 26, 11:16 pm

even if u do system restore , if the machine is infected , it will just roll back with it

geek_froggyb, Mar 26, 11:18 pm

There is no hope then, time to buy another one

geek_painterman, Mar 26, 11:22 pm

well worst case , if u have nothing to lose , format and reinstall windows see if it runs fine or just as poorly

geek_froggyb, Mar 26, 11:23 pm

other than just making the computer a bit slower than normal, it's mainly just screwing up anything i do online? eg: every time i got to my internet banking, i log in and everythings fine, but as soon as i click anything and go to leave the login page (eg the transfer page) it logs me out and tells me i've timed out. i would have thought this was just the site itself screwing up, if it wasn't for about 6 other sites i visit every day having problems the same. for example, on tumblr, i can view everything fine, but i can't post, repost etc. on trademe, every time i bid on something (even things i've already bid on and now been outbid on) it comes up with an error. i've contacted support on all of these sites, but now i'm just begining to realize it's not really the sites having faults.. it's this stupid computer.

geek_skelevengeance, Mar 26, 11:32 pm

Sounds like your browser, not your entire computer.

And your browser is...?

geek_dunedin_ree, Mar 26, 11:33 pm

try firefox or chrome if your using ie which is rubbish

geek_froggyb, Mar 26, 11:35 pm

i'm using firefox

geek_skelevengeance, Mar 26, 11:39 pm

Clear cookies and cache from firefox and try again.

geek_dunedin_ree, Mar 26, 11:41 pm

i've already done that. i'll try chrome and see if that works

geek_skelevengeance, Mar 26, 11:46 pm

Next step - try Firefox in safe mode (firefox's own safe mode).

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_mode

geek_dunedin_ree, Mar 26, 11:47 pm

google chrome is extremely slow, is this normal? i've been able to get on tumblr and it's working fine. unfortunately it's way to slow and still hasn't loaded trademe yet to see if i can bid or not!

geek_skelevengeance, Mar 27, 1:16 am

http://www.speedtest.net/ ..............test the speed of the net i think maybe theres nothing wrong other then u have been capped .......time to call isp and find out if speedtest shows slow speed.

geek_froggyb, Mar 27, 1:24 am

Spec of the PC? (CPU, RAM, Type and speed of HDD?)
Have you run an anti virus program? Are the urls in the address bar what you would expect to see or are you being redirected by malware?

geek_carkitter, Mar 27, 2:30 am

download speed: 0.12mbps, upload speed: 0.02mbps
i am very unintelligent when it comes to cpmputers, but that doesn't sound very good at all?

geek_skelevengeance, Mar 27, 2:36 am

Have you actually done any virus or malware scans to see what the problem is?As Ree said a computer isn't a time machine and the problem will just roll back with it.

geek_..pip.., Mar 27, 2:39 am

lol no ring isp if u have not already see if u have gone over your cap

geek_froggyb, Mar 27, 9:32 am

something i've downloaded in the last week is slowly killing my computer. i can't be bothered going into detail, i just want to be able to restore it to 7 days ago. way way back in the day i used to know how to do this, now i can't think of how to to save my life!
i'm on a pc with windows xp. i don't really know what other details you need, but some help would be a life saver! especially since it isn't really my computer. my mac has already died on me :/

geek_skelevengeance, Mar 27, 11:14 pm

You should go into detail because going back to a restore point might not fix it.They're not time machines.

geek_dunedin_ree, Mar 27, 11:16 pm

other than just making the computer a bit slower than normal, it's mainly just screwing up anything i do online! eg: every time i got to my internet banking, i log in and everythings fine, but as soon as i click anything and go to leave the login page (eg the transfer page) it logs me out and tells me i've timed out. i would have thought this was just the site itself screwing up, if it wasn't for about 6 other sites i visit every day having problems the same. for example, on tumblr, i can view everything fine, but i can't post, repost etc. on trademe, every time i bid on something (even things i've already bid on and now been outbid on) it comes up with an error. i've contacted support on all of these sites, but now i'm just begining to realize it's not really the sites having faults. it's this stupid computer.

geek_skelevengeance, Mar 27, 11:32 pm

Sounds like your browser, not your entire computer.

And your browser is.!

geek_dunedin_ree, Mar 27, 11:33 pm

i'm using firefox

geek_skelevengeance, Mar 27, 11:39 pm

i've already done that. i'll try chrome and see if that works

geek_skelevengeance, Mar 27, 11:46 pm

Next step - try Firefox in safe mode (firefox's own safe mode).

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_mode

geek_dunedin_ree, Mar 27, 11:47 pm

google chrome is extremely slow, is this normal! i've been able to get on tumblr and it's working fine. unfortunately it's way to slow and still hasn't loaded trademe yet to see if i can bid or not!

geek_skelevengeance, Mar 28, 1:16 am

http://www.speedtest.net/ .test the speed of the net i think maybe theres nothing wrong other then u have been capped .time to call isp and find out if speedtest shows slow speed.

geek_froggyb, Mar 28, 1:24 am

Spec of the PC! (CPU, RAM, Type and speed of HDD!)
Have you run an anti virus program! Are the urls in the address bar what you would expect to see or are you being redirected by malware!

geek_carkitter, Mar 28, 2:30 am

download speed: 0.12mbps, upload speed: 0.02mbps
i am very unintelligent when it comes to cpmputers, but that doesn't sound very good at all!

geek_skelevengeance, Mar 28, 2:36 am

Have you actually done any virus or malware scans to see what the problem is!As Ree said a computer isn't a time machine and the problem will just roll back with it.

geek_..pip.., Mar 28, 2:39 am

how do i restore it when i am in windows 8 pre reasle

geek_guest, Mar 26, 5:39 am

i want to restore my pc to two weeks ago , how can i do that :???

geek_hardooo, Jun 9, 7:19 am