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System Restore Cannot Create Restore Points


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#1 meach

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 07:25 AM

:thumbsup: my system restore will not create a restore point. i have tried using scanreg / fix-but i keep getting message-windows cannot find file or folder,can anyone help please

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 03:26 PM

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 12:51 AM

hi tony-tried your suggestion,stil no luck. its driving me mad.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 01:39 AM

System restore may not function if there is less than 200 MB of free space available on the computer. If this is the case free up some space on the hard drive.

Also, system restore may not function if the System Restore Service is not running. Open Administrative Tools, click Computer Management, and then click Services and Applications. Click Services, and double-click System Restore Services from the list. Verify the service is started and running. If not, under Service status, click Start and change the startup type to Automatic.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 02:38 AM

I had similar problem once. I tried to make restore points under safe mode once, boot to normal mode and it worked for me . You can try. Good luck.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 06:49 AM

hi-i have enough space on my hard drive, but still no good, i have checked system restore is running in services,it is working fine. this is really bugging me.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 03:21 PM

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Hiya,

Just as a thought, I realised that you may be up to the limit within system restore to create further restore points. It may be necessary for you to delete some of the older restore points to free up some of your restore area. By default windows normally allocates 12% of your free space for creating points, maybe you have attained this point.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 09:07 PM

"How to troubleshoot System Restore"
"Troubleshoot System Restore: Restore Point Failures"
"FAQs Regarding System Restore & Troubleshooting in Windows XP".
"System Restore Knowledge Base articles"
"Reinstall System Restore"

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 01:20 AM

hi quietman-i have tried allof the options except the repair option,its driving me mad!

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 09:03 AM

Then go ahead and try that option.
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:14 AM

will do-thanks for your help

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:35 AM

Your welcome and good luck.

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