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System Retore Not Opening. Video Programs Won't Open Either

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#1 draskin


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Posted 29 July 2007 - 07:46 PM

Neither of the above will open. I can get the initial system Restore screen to open but not the screen that asks whether you want to Restore your computer to an earlier date. I have checked System Restore in Control Panel and it says it is working properly. System is operating slowly as well. Internet works but cannot open video programs like Quicktime. System operating slowly as well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 07:59 PM

Hi draskin,

Welcome to BleepingComputer!

In order to help you. I need to know what version of Windows you are using. I will then move your post to the appropriate forum to get the best answer.

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#3 draskin

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 09:58 AM

Windows XP, Thanks, draskin

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 06:35 AM

How much RAM do you have (right click My Computer / select Properties / under the General tab, how many MB of RAM do you have)?
How much free space do you have on your harddrive (double click My Computer / right click C: drive / select Properties / under the General tab, Free Space)?
Have you installed any new hardware/software recently?
Have you updated, and run your antivirus?
Have you done any online virus scans?
Have you run any Spyware/Malware programs?
What Spyware/Malware programs do you use?
Were there any error messages?
If so, what was the exact error message?

The following is a registry edit.
Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.
Remember to backup the registry, before making any changes.
Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:
How to back up, edit, and restore the registry

Here's a couple of things you can try, that might help:

Restore Help and Support Service - #235, on the Left
Restore/Enable System Restore - #278, on the Left
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