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System Restore Window Is Blank.


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#1 oldaussie

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 01:34 AM

: Hi everyone .I seem to have a problem with my system restore of late .

I am running XP Pro.. I went to restore to a earlier point after a stuff up and when I opened the sys restore .The actual window come up BLANK except for the top heading .System Restore.

I shut down several times and also rebooted in Safe Mode but all to no avail .

I also opened up system / sys restore and turned it off rebooted then turned it back on ( checked Box). still a Blank as described .

I have searched Knowledge base etc but so far its got me stumped .Can any of you good people come up with any sugesto,s .

Thanks Guys/ Gals .. Re Old Aussie

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:19 AM

Here's a start.

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/srblank.htm

with related links listed there
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#278 Restore/Enable System Restore also has an Undo

#289 (to the right) Restore System Restore Service

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Also, have you tried Advanced Windows Care from IObit?
http://www.iobit.com/

I tried it awhile back and when I uninstalled it, System Restore was messed up. I don't remember if all or most of the options were gone, but the GUI was all white and off-centered. I do remember that.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 07:07 PM

:thumbsup: Thanks a Mill for that Momma b .. I,ll give them all a try and let you know .

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 09:40 PM

:flowers: Back again Mumma B , I tried all those ideas etc and nothing I still have a blank restore window cept for headings.

I searched google and come across one site which had a topic re sys restore it went on for pages and pages dozens of fix ideas but I tried most of them with Dll replacements ,IE uninstall /install Half of it I wasn't quite sure off.

One topic was to reinstall a script file >>olereg.vbs was the name But I don't know how to run it .I still have it on desktop but cant execute it :thumbsup: .

I dont really want to run xp repair over it as I had a major drama last time I attempted .

Any help would be greatly appreciated,,Cheers Old Aussie

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 09:58 PM

Hi oldaussie,

Go to the last post on this page, seemed to correct their problem. If you go to the next page the person said it fixed their computer.

http://ntcompatible.com/thread33879-4.html

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 10:40 PM

Thanks Crizz..That is the thread I mentioned i was following .Its 5 pages long . And yes they have a lot of fixes there .

I done what the last poster applied and I come up with this Msg when attempting to run the Command .

re Old Aussie

Dont know where my att went I uploaded the error msg..

Edited by oldaussie, 23 October 2007 - 10:43 PM.


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Posted 24 October 2007 - 04:17 PM

Did you run across this article in the microsoft knowledge base:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313853

It looks a little complicated,but sounds like your problem.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 07:12 PM

:thumbsup: Thanks Crizz, yep it does sound like my problem exactly.

BUT......as you say sounds complicated...I,ll have a go and see what happens ..

BTW are you able to understand the FIX...?? I may need some help on this ;-)))

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:52 PM

I will be more than happy to help you out. :thumbsup:
I will have more time hopefully tomorrow evening or this weekend. We need to be sure to make a backup of your current registry before we alter it.

To Backup your registry:

Click Start
Click Run
Type REGEDIT
Click OK
The Registry Editor dialog box will now appear
Click File
Click Export
Choose the desired directory to save the backup in
Type in the desired name for the backup file
Click Save
Close the Registry by choosing File | Exit

Edited by Crizz44, 25 October 2007 - 06:03 PM.


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Posted 26 October 2007 - 02:33 AM

:thumbsup: Thanks for that Crizz, I just got in .. Hot ..

I,ll back up the registry in the meantime and give you a hoy on the weekend (tomoroww here ).

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 12:28 PM

Ok, once you are sure you have the backup and you know where to locate it. Then you need to check and see if you have these Registry entries. This can be damaging to your computer if not done properly, so if you are not comfortable with this let me know. But we will not change anything just yet.

Go to Start
Runand type Regedit
and OK


The registry will open, all you want to do is check for these entries to see if anything is missing, we will not make any changes.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.htc
Value name: Content Type
Value data: text/x-component

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.htc
Value name: Content Type
Value data: text/x-component

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\text/x-component
Value name: CLSID
Value data: {3050f4f8-98b5-11cf-bb82-00aa00bdce0b}

Create a second entry with the following values:
Value name: Extension
Value data: .htc

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3050f4f8-98b5-11cf-bb82-00aa00bdce0b}
Value name ="Microsoft Html Component"

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3050f4f8-98b5-11cf-bb82-00aa00bdce0b}\InProcServer32
Value name: Default
Value data: "C:\Windows\System32\Mshtml.dll"

Create a second entry with the following values:
Value name: "ThreadingModel"
Value data: "Apartment"



If you are not familiar with the registry and how to check these entries let me know and I will write the steps out. Check each of these above and note if any are missing. Exit out when you are finished.

Then let me know your results

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:17 AM

Hi Crizz, ....I have gone thru the registry as you said .I think I got it right . So here is as follows ..



HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.htc
Value name: Content Type -------DEFAULT
Value data: text/x-component ..............................OK


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.htc
Value name: Content Type................................value not set..default
Value data: text/x-component

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\text/x-component
Value name: CLSID
Value data: {3050f4f8-98b5-11cf-bb82-00aa00bdce0b},,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Ok

Create a second entry with the following values:
Value name: Extension }}} did not do as yet
Value data: .htc

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3050f4f8-98b5-11cf-bb82-00aa00bdce0b}
Value name ="Microsoft Html Component"......................................................OK

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3050f4f8-98b5-11cf-bb82-00aa00bdce0b}\InProcServer32
Value name: Default.........................................................................................................OK
Value data: "C:\Windows\System32\Mshtml.dll"...........................................................OK


Create a second entry with the following values:

Value name: "ThreadingModel"
Value data: "Apartment" ..........................already there


Hope thats It crizz, pretty sure I got them all But as I mentioned I didnt change any values etc..

Thanks again Re Old Aussie :thumbsup:

Edited by oldaussie, 27 October 2007 - 12:18 AM.


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Posted 28 October 2007 - 03:54 PM

Hi oldaussie, well except for the one you did not get to, it looks like the values are there. Lets just try to import the new values and see if it corrects your problem.

Go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313853

and about midway down is a gray box, you need to highlight and copy the entire contents of the box.
Then open Notepad and paste it into notepad.
Then name it " Regfix.reg " and save it into your My Documents.

Then go to

START
RUN

type REGEDIT and OK

Go to FILE
IMPORT

then locate your REGFIX in your My Documents and select it
then select OPEN and it will import the information into your registry.

Close the registry and go to your System Restore to see if it appears. Let me know :thumbsup:

Edited by Crizz44, 28 October 2007 - 03:55 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2007 - 06:16 PM

Morning Crizz,

Crizz I saved the reg file and imported it or rsther attempted to Import and I come up with this msg..

Actually this is the same msg I got last time I tried to Import the whole file .

"Cannot import C:Documents\desktop\regfix.reg.Not all data was successfully written to the registry.
Some keys are open by the system or other processes."
.

I shut down every open program , AV, all running except my internet connection etc. but I still got the same msg as above .

Tricky prob this one :thumbsup:

Edited by oldaussie, 28 October 2007 - 06:17 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2007 - 07:18 PM

Well, from my search it appears you will need to do a repair installation of Windows xp. I believe your registry is corrupt. Have you ever performed a repair?
It will save your data, but it is always best to back up any important data to an external source. Here is a link:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;315341

If you need additional help with this let me know. I will look some more, there are lots of people with this same problem, but no solutions except the repair.




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