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System restore ..not working


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#1 scouse6

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:32 PM

Tried to do a system restore. But no matter which restore point I try, I keep getting " not possible to restore to this point". I thought that the restore points in the callender in bold was the date there was supposed to be a restore point...?? confused

Any help please

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 03:13 PM

The restore points could have become corrupt due to malware, or just an accident. You can try to purge (delete) all but your oldest restore points. You should only do this if you know for a fact that everything else about your computer is working fine and you are free from all malware.

Now you should Set a New Restore Point

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "OK".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.


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Posted 07 December 2008 - 03:55 PM

scouse6 - any chance you are using Norton; if you are try shutting down Norton, then try to do a system restore

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:18 PM

I can't edit my first post but I meant to say, delete all but the newest restore point.

#5 scissorhands7

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 10:27 PM

Do you have low disk space?

Here are all the ways it can be deleted (exempting malware)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301224




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