I did a system restore and it corrupted itself and now I can't make any changes or update my PC but worse much worse is Corel X5 won't work and comes up with Error-1.
I can't even un-install it and start again and non of my F keys work. I had to happen on a Friday night so I have to wait the whole w/e before I can talk a PC man
I really am lost without CDX5 I never realised it took up so much of my time.
Do you have another keyboard? or access to one? I would get another keyboard just to be able to get the F keys working, plus be able to work.
Did you do a repair either from the CD or the Corel Draw content file?
First queston would be, why did you do a system restore. That indicates to me you had a problem with the computer. What was the problem?
I gather by your statement. "I did a system restore and it corrupted itself and now I can't make any changes or update my PC..." you have a computer problem and a corrupt machice, not just Corel. Is this true? Not sure what the "it" is.
Lately, I have too much month left at the end of the money!
Oh yes it's a PC problem not Corel. Sorry I didn't mean to imply there was a problem with X5 - only that I didn't realise how much I 'play' with it!!
I did a system restore instead of an un-install - doh!! not sure why it corrupted tho'.
Funny thing is it's only the Corel programme that was affected, I can email - use the web and my other software but the problem is also stopping any changes to the PC - corrupt registry I assume.
On the bright side a clean install of Windows 7 will get rid of all rubbish I have collected.
We live and learn.
I think you need to try to get into windows safe mode.
You do this by pressing F8 soon after the bios has finished loading. If you are not sure when this is, just keep pressing F8 at one second intervals until you get some screen acknowledgement that safe mode is starting.
If you get that far, then you stand a chance of being able to undo the system restore.
If you can't get into safe mode, then try booting from a windows install DVD. I think this will offer you some repair options, though undoing a system restore might not be one of them.
Thanks I do have the Windows 7 disc, none of my F buttons work. I have been busy backing up w/e.....
I've not yet needed to repair windows 7 but this might be useful: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/windows-7-startup-repair.htm
It does confirm (on page 7) that system restore is one of the possible features.
Many thanks [ yet again] HarryL I'llI keep that info just in case.
Happy Bunny again this morning, I had set aside today to sort my PC but last night it installed the same updates again [the reason I system restored] and everything is back to normally including Corel except for the one that has stopped Outlook from working again [so just need to find that offending update].
There are good alternatives to Outlook. Have you tried thunderbird?
It was recommend to me this morning so will look at it - thanks again