System recovery in HP TouchSmart® 600xt
Role of system recovery in HP TouchSmart 600xt series and tools to restore the computer
HP TouchSmart 600xt is powered by the Intel Core 2 Duo processor and has an attractive design with touch screen. The Windows 7 operating system is recommended for HP TouchSmart 600xt series computers. Windows 7 is the latest version launched by Microsoft and it has many effective error detection methods and system recovery tools. A user can easily use these tools in a case of a system crash or failure. A system could crash because of incompatible hardware or software installation, system file missing or corruption, virus issues etc. The role of a system recovery tool or option is to recovery the computer from a failure and to restore it to the previous working condition.
Various issues related to system recovery in HP TouchSmart 600xt are discussed in the following points:
- Safe mode
- System restore tool
- System recovery
Windows is loaded with minimal drivers and services in safe mode. If a computer stopped working after installing a program or after making a change, press the ‘F8’ key during the start up process and select Safe Mode. Once the computer boots up in safe mode, you can uninstall the last installed program or undo the last made change and then try to start the computer in Normal Mode.
System restore tool
System restore is one of the best system recovery tools which added to the latest version of the Windows operating system. A restore point is automatically created before any software is installed. You could also create a restore point manually. System restore option should be turned on in the system properties screen. System restore would not work if it is off. Once the system restore is launched you have the option to select a date to which you want to restore the computer. You can select a date and the computer would be restored to that date after the computer is restarted. System restore can also be launched in safe mode.
An image file of the operating system and driver programs are saved in the recovery partition to ease the OS re-installation process. Finally if all the attempts fail, you could restore the computer to factory settings by accessing the system recovery screen during the start up process or you could boot the computer from the bootable recovery CD and follow the onscreen instructions to restore the computer. All data would be erased during this process. So ensure data back up before you start the recovery process.