Manual System Restore Points do not stick

September 27, 2009 at 12:54:10
Specs: Windows XP
When I go back to look for the system restore point that I added manually, it will not restore to that point. It isn't there. What to do now?

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#1
September 27, 2009 at 13:52:12
If restore points are there but not the one you think you made yourself, either
- you probably didn't actually make it - e.g. you clicked on the wrong thing.
- you did make a restore point yourself but you have turned off System Restore since then, which deletes all restore points, then you turned System Restore back on, and only the restore points made since you turned it back on are listed.
- you did make a restore point yourself and have not turned off System Restore since then, but it was long ago enough that it has been automatically deleted due to the System Restore settings, defaults or otherwise.

All the System Restore restore points are stored in one long chain of data, similar to a database file. . Windows can delete restore points at the beggining of the chain automatically, but I don't think it's possible for any restore point inside - within - the chain to be deleted.


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#2
September 27, 2009 at 14:21:49
I did make the system restore point and I did NOT turn off the System Restore since then. It was not a long time ago - yesterday.

When I go to 'restore my computer to an earlier time' THERE IS NOTHING THERE AT ALL.

I know that old restore points will be deleted by default.

For some reason, I am not able to MAKE


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#3
September 27, 2009 at 14:22:55
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or create any restore points and yet it is turned on.

Any other ideas?

Thank You


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#4
September 27, 2009 at 15:12:49
Is your computer Date correct? Hold your cursor over the time in the taskbar to check the date.

Check your Services settings for it.
Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Services.

System Restore should be set to Started and Automatic . If that's not right , RIGHT click on the entry, chose Properties and fix that, but DO NOT set it to Disabled if you want to keep any existing restore points.


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#5
September 27, 2009 at 15:25:52
All the above is good here. I will double check again to be sure though

Thank You


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