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#1 bellaroxio

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 12:44 PM

When I opt to restore my computer to a previous restore point, after a while, the computer would tell me "unable to restore to previous point". This happens to my laptop and desktop. Please help.

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#2 River_Rat

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 02:46 PM

When I opt to restore my computer to a previous restore point, after a while, the computer would tell me "unable to restore to previous point".  This happens to my laptop and desktop.  Please help.

I suspect that your SR is corrupt and unable to complete the restore process.
There are several reasons this can happen, I would lean toward the main reason being that most of the time there is to much space allotted for SR. By default the drive setting is 12% and with the large drives available now days that is a lot of space & restore points. I recommend setting it to about 750mb - 1 gb. To set the size of the restore folder:
Right Click MyComputer>Properties>System Restore>Click the drive then click settings
After doing this then Create a Restore Point, Then go to Disk Cleanup and remove the old restore points for they are corrupt anyway.
Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup>More Options tab>Cleanup button in the System Restore section this will erase all but the last restore point.

Another reason would be adware &/or malware. I suggest running a scan with these free tools.

Trendmicro (virus scan only)
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Adware SE (update after installing)
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Spybot S&D (update after installing.
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Dest...4-10122137.html

#3 frankie12

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 09:43 PM

It could be because of adware and malware and maybe spyware. I suggest you use:

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