Sorry, but I'm still not sure I see what the problem is. When you enter QF or Guided, you will see the condition of your photo at that moment. If you've done editing in expert mode, for example--say you used Correct Color Cast--you'll see your photo just as it is at this moment, with the color cast corrected. Are you saying that when you make a change in quick fix, the before photo is changing to show what you did so that it looks just like the After view? If so, quit the editor and then restart it while holding down command+shift+option. Keep the keys down till you see a window asking if you want to delete the settings file. You do.
Or do you mean that in a previous editing session you had edited a photo and saved the changes, but now you want to go back to the original as your starting point. If the last, if you use organizer, go there and expand the version set and choose the original to send for editing. If you're using iphoto, you may need to right-click the photo and choose Revert to get back to your original again.
I am sorry. I think I am not making myself clear. I thought that the before
and after view allowed me to see the edits that I have made compared to the
original photo that I had loaded into photoshop. Basically a side by side (
or vertical ) comparison. When I first started using pse ( last week ) that
is what I saw. But now I am seeing the current version of a project, and
the before photo is just one edit prior to the current version, not the
original version. I know I can go into history to load it, but I want to
see side by side comparison. I am clicking the upper left pop up menu in
either quick view or guided mode. Thanks