My not so clever boyfriend has been messing about with p2p sites, i have no idea what he's done but now he has wiped media centre of his files... We have our own accounts and i have it on mine so can someone please tell me how to get it back on???
about using the syastem restore tool - it only takes a couple of minutes, but you'll lose any software that you installed since the last restore point was set.
As this is only likely to be a day or so in the past it's usually not a problem so:-
Go to Start and select all programs/accessories,system tools/system restore.
When the restore point window opens, select the option to restore your computer to an earlier time, and then select one of the restore points that show in bold. Obviously you need to select a point between now and when your boyfriend did whatever he did.
That's it - WinXP will now do the rest, and when your computer restarts it will be as it was on the day you selected. Marvellous isn't it?
1. You won't lose any data files by restoring the system - even those that you created after the restore point that you select.
2. As soon as you're happy that your computer is back to normal, go back into the restore point window, but this time tell WinXP to create a restore point. Give it a name of your own choosing, so it's there if you need to go back again. These restore points don't last forever of course, WinXP creates them automatically when it's running, and each time a new restore point is added at the front of the list, one is rolled off the end - your own restore point will eventually vanish as new ones are created.