Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 531 Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 2.3GHz 1GB 500GB DVD RW Vista Home Premium PC Desktop ?

Restore system restore doesn't run properly......is there a way to do a soft restore from the discs where I don't lose all my files?

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If you are using Windows XP, you can do a Repair install of Windows, which MAY resolve your problems. (Generally I do not recommend them, as normally the results are unsatisfactory.) Another option is a PARALLEL install of Windows. You start an install as normal, then change the install path to a locations other than C:\\windows (C:\\WinXP for example) use a different user name and an different computer name to avoid overwriting any files in the MY DOCUMENTS folder. Once done and drivers installed you can browse the old Windows install for your data. \015\012
\015\012If denied access then you may need to take file ownership. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
No a system restore will erase all your information.
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