windows xp, system restore won't work

November 30, 2010 at 17:47:47
Specs: Windows XP service pack 3, Pentium 4 1.60 GHz
i cannot get the system to restore to any eariler time

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November 30, 2010 at 17:56:12
Using System Restore too many times can cause
more harm than good. After doing a restore
that does not fix a problem, then UNDO the
Restoration, and try another restore point, or
just do the UNDO.
Troubleshooting steps for issues when you try to use the System Restore tool in Windows XP
What is System Restore?

For each new day, a Restore Point is created when your computer sits IDLE for a period of time.
System Restore calls them "System Checkpoint".

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November 30, 2010 at 19:22:24
Hi, there may be some possibilities:

1. System Restore files have become corrupted. To fix this, you'll need to switch System Restore off, reboot, then switch it back on again. Unfortunately, you'll lose all your existing restore points in the process, but it should get System Restore back in working order once more:
Right-click My Computer and choose Properties to open the System Properties dialog.
Click the System Restore tab.
Tick Turn Off System Restore On All Drives, click OK and then reboot.
Open the System Properties dialog once more, untick the box you just ticked, and off you go.

2. System Restore doesn't have enough space to work. It needs at least 200M. Do a file clean up to ensure it has some elbow room.

3.You have a Spyware or virus infection. Do thorough scans for these problems, then try System Restore again.

4. Locked files are causing System Restore to fail. This is an issue that was addressed in XP Service Pack 1, so it shouldn't be affecting you. But it's possible that a crucial system file is locked and interrupting the process. Try running System Restore in Safe Mode to see if that helps.

5. Try an earlier restore point. You may have to do some more work to bring your system up to date after the rollback, but an earlier point sometimes works when a more recent one fails.
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December 1, 2010 at 19:01:54

Great post! It's very nice. Thank you so much for your post.


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