For layman’s point of view, system restore does entail this kind of stigma that often leads to fear for some. Why? This simply means that when your computer is running quite funny and something wrong with it, and there is no way you would be able to fix it, you need to perform a system restore in order to keep your computer running again.
The problem that every one who performs a system restore is that all the data and everything that is stored inside the computer will be all wiped out. This would lead to further headache and anger on your part, if this does happen especially when you depend on your computer for your work files and other related stuff.
Most of the computers today do come with system restore disc. Be sure you put this disc in a safer place. Performing system restore will just happen once in a blue moon. But if you are one of those unlucky ones who have a virus running loose inside the computer system and your computer starts to stop working, then you can only revive your computer through performing a system restore. Of course, this is for free and no need of paying a single penny out of it. Right after doing the system restore, you are back to square one.
This is the reason why you need to back up all your work, images, and any other relevant data you have that are important to you. In this way, when you perform a system restore, you can now put back all those data back into your computer again. This can entail a lot of hassle on your part, better this way than losing all the important date.
There are certain instances where you computer just crash down without even showing any warning, in this case you can’t save all your data anymore. Therefore, it is recommended to save certain data every now and down and back up those important files you have.
If your gut feeling tells you that you should perform a system restore, it is highly recommended to contact the manufacturer of the computer that you are using and ask for help. You might have a solution right there and then without even considering doing a system restore and wipe all your data out. Be sure to keep your anti-virus software up to date to ensure that you are protected from the attacks of these new and upcoming viruses.