Is there a patch for system restore?

June 19, 2013 at 16:38:38
Specs: Windows XP
My system restore won't work and the only solution I've found is to backup all important files folders etc. and re-installing XP.. I'd like to find and easier solution if there is one. I have no idea why it stopped working in the first place.

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June 19, 2013 at 18:29:57
What happens when you try to use it--any error messages? I'm not sure it's necessary but are you on an account with administrative priveleges? Will it work in safe mode?

Possibly some malware has disabled it. You might want to run a scan. Here's a link for malwarebytes:

You almost make it sound like you've had this problem before. Have you?

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June 19, 2013 at 18:36:14
I started a response but DAVEINCAPS pretty much covered it, especially the last line. I was going to ask why it appears you need to run System Restore so often? Sounds like whatever security/anti-virus program you're running isn't getting the job done.

When I ran XP, I always kept System Restore disabled - didn't want it, didn't need it.

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June 19, 2013 at 18:49:36
Me too...didn't want it, didn't need it, and it didn't work worth a crap anyway.

Wonder if it was supposed to work or just make us feel better?

Audares Juvo

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June 19, 2013 at 21:01:40
Hi lynda,

Please perform Windows update. Microsoft Web site to check for updates is mentioned below:

Restart the system if required.

Try using system restore after the system restarts.

Also, ensure that the System Restore service is running. Check it using the steps below:

1. Open Command Prompt window. To do this, follow these steps:

2. Click Start > Run > type CMD in the Open box and press Enter.

3. Type Net Start at the command prompt to make sure that the System Restore Service is up and is

4. If the System Restore Service is not listed, type net start "System Restore Service", and then press

Sometimes system restore does not work if you don't have sufficient disk space on all the drives where System Restore is enabled.

You may try using system restore in Safe Mode as well. Restart the system and tap F8 for Advance boot options. Select Safe Mode.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S

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June 19, 2013 at 23:32:54
Troubleshooting System Restore in Windows XP

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