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Steps to turn off System Restore1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.3. Click to select the Turn off System Restore check box. Or, click to select the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box.4. Click OK.5. When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm that you want to turn off System Restore:You have chosen to turn off System Restore. If you continue, all existing restore points will be deleted, and you will not be able to track or undo changes to your computer.Do you want to turn off System Restore?After a few moments, the System Properties dialog box closes.
To start the computer in safe mode1. You should print these instructions before continuing. They will not be available after you shut your computer down in step 2. 2. Click Start and then click Shut Down.3. In the drop-down list of the Shut Down Windows dialog box, click Restart, and then click OK.4. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, press F8. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press F8 when the boot menu appears.5. Use the arrow keys to highlight the appropriate safe mode option, and then press ENTER. 6. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access using the arrow keys, and then press ENTER.Note• If Windows launches before you can choose a safe mode, restart your computer and try again.• In safe mode, you have access to only basic files and drivers (mouse, monitor, keyboard, mass storage, base video, default system services, and no network connections). You can choose the Safe Mode with Networking option, which loads all of the above files and drivers and the essential services and drivers to start networking, or you can choose the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option, which is exactly the same as safe mode except that a command prompt is started instead of the graphical user interface. You can also choose Last Known Good Configuration, which starts your computer using the registry information that was saved at the last shutdown. • Safe mode helps you diagnose problems. If a symptom does not reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and minimum device drivers as possible causes. If a newly added device or a changed driver is causing problems, you can use safe mode to remove the device or reverse the change. • There are circumstances where safe mode will not be able to help you, such as when Windows system files that are required to start the system are corrupted or damaged. In this case, the Recovery Console may help you. • NUM LOCK must be off before the arrow keys on the numeric keypad will function.
I'd like to clarify though, will I run steps 4 to 7 in Safe Mode? Or do I switch back to Normal Mode in between these numbers/steps?
I was doing a full scan of hard drives, 50% in already, 2+ hours, when we had a power interruption
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