Twin Windows XP installations delete system restore points

February 15, 2013 at 14:13:56
Specs: Windows XP
I have XP installed on each of my 2 internal hard drives. Each HD also has data partitons.

I have been struggling to discover why my "System Restore" is so erratic, i.e. randomly deleting all restore points on botrh drives and involuntarily enabling monitoring on partitions on which I have previousl disabled monitoring.

It never dawned on me that it was directly attributed to my dual boot setup.

When I discovered this, I searched for an answer.

Apparently this is well known issue, but most of the information out there is about a dual boot combination consisting of different operating systems.

I need to know if there is a solution specifically for my dual boot XP setup.

I have tried every combination of disabling/enabling monitoring on all drives without success.

I haven't tried any registry tweaks as yet, because I want to be sure of the consequences. I dont want to limit my communication between hard drives if I can help it.


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February 15, 2013 at 16:55:02
Are you using only one drive?

In other words, is the 2nd drive only for when the 1st drive fails & backups?

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February 15, 2013 at 17:20:58
Assuming you have 2 completely separate WinXP installations, each on it's own HDD, will you explain why you did it this way?

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February 16, 2013 at 08:42:17
How did you install the second version? While inside the first? Is so, that is probably the issue. If you install by booting to the CD then there shouldn't be any boot manager tracking the installations. This is assuming your have them installed to different PHYSICAL hard drives.

As riider asked, what you hope to accomplish. Technically speaking that violates your EULA, although I don't think MS can pick up on it.

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