Windows XP’s System Restore is a great feature for recovering your system after you’ve made a configuration change or installed software that your computer doesn’t seem to agree with.
Every 24 hours, or when you make a change to your system, Windows XP creates a new restore point. System Restore can use up to 12% of your hard disk space for restore points. If you need to free up disk space, you can delete the existing restore points using the Disk Cleanup utility.
- Click Start, point to All Programs | Accessories | System Tools and click Disk Cleanup.
- Click OK.
- From the Disk Cleanup dialog box, click the More Options tab.
- Click Yes to confirm your actions.