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Restore points--I can't access mine!

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#1 Barb


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Posted 22 August 2004 - 08:35 AM

On April 2, 2004 I set a system restore point up using the system restore feature on my Windows XP Home Edition Operating System. I have had to restore my computers systems back to that point many time since. Today, August 22, I am having trouble with my computer again--when I try to select the April 2 restore point during the "System Restore" process, I am unable to go back on the calendar to the month of April. I can only go as far back as late June. Can anyone help me understand why this is happening and how I can get around this?

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#2 KoanYorel


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Posted 22 August 2004 - 09:27 AM

Hi Barb

Unfortunately XP system restore has a 90 day term to hold points.
This is by design to keep your hard disk from filling up.
There is no way around it.

But you must have a good point set somewhere within the last 90 days,
you'll just have to track it down.

Good luck - Koan
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#3 The Bear

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Posted 22 August 2004 - 10:56 AM

When you get to a good restore point and have scanned for any possible virus's or any other problem create your own restore point and name it. Any restore point that a user creates remains untill it is used
Computer help forums are full of those that go around the internet
clicking Willy Nilly and installing or downloading everything in site

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Posted 22 August 2004 - 11:40 AM

Very good tip bear again you beat me to it......

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Posted 28 August 2004 - 08:26 PM

Some more good info

FAQ's Regarding System Restore in Windows XP

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System Restore
The Elder Geek

Understanding System Restore

Clear System Restore Points for Performance

#6 Grinler


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Posted 28 August 2004 - 10:06 PM

Lets not forget Bleeping Computer's own System Restore Guide for XP:

Windows XP System Restore Guide

and for a basic Windows ME one:

Managing Windows Millenium System Restore

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