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home network is screwed up-need help!

had a power bump, after that and some daggone MS update, the kitchen comp. lost the "favorites" folder. tried sys restore, when i did the comp lost it's network location, went from the home group to an unavailable network, so, now for some reason i can't get it back to the home network. i'm to dumb to get this where it needs to go, please help.

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Time to restore from a backup if you have one.

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If it were me, I'd restore from my full system backup. If for some reason you don't have one, I'd back up any data I didn't want to lose, then restore to factory settings. After that you'll need to reinstall any software that didn't come with the computer.
Good luck.

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do power cycle

In reply to: home network is screwed up-need help!

first turn off the kitchen computer and do a power cycle on your modem and router. turn them both off for a 20 count. turn on the modem, wait several minutes, then turn on the router. Turn the computer back on.

also you an try doing a system restore to a saved restore point to just prior to the outage in order to get your favorites back.

just a fyi, there is an addon called xmarks. You can use it to backup your favorites so if you have this problem again, you can recover them.

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