Thank you very much. Keeping the window in the background while I launched programs is what I needed to know. I didn’t know you could do that! I am a very obedient person ;), and there that window was, giving me two choices, I thought: click on Restore or Finalize. I didn’t know there was a third choice, which is: Keep window in the background while testing programs!
There’s more to my story, though. I went to bed last night leaving the computer on with the Restore or Finalize window up so I could take action once I heard from you-all, but when I got up this morning, I was half-asleep, so by mistake I did as I always do and pressed the button to turn on my computer–of course it turned OFF my computer, since it was already on. Oh no! I pressed the on button again, and this came up: “One of the files containing the system’s Registry data had to be recovered by use of a log or alternate copy. The recovery was successful.”
Uh oh. So I restarted the computer and thank goodness it seemed okay this time. I have no idea if all those bad files CSC found were deleted, though, probably not.
Another issue: I didn’t “make a backup” before running CSC, I thought that Safe Delete would take care of that. So if I run it again, I guess I should learn how to “make a backup” in addition to using Safe Delete?
To go back to this morning’s story: when the computer was successfully rebooted, a message came up about the Sys Configu Utility, saying that changes had been made, and do I want to start it in Selective Startup? Normal Startup? and so on. I just pressed okay for everything, but then it gave me an Access Denied error, and said to log in using Admin account. I didn’t even know I had an Admin account.
I use Windows XP, Home Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 3.
Thank you for any help you can give me. I know I’m a confused neophyte, but I am eager to learn.