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#1 dtop

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 12:03 PM

I just joined yesterday and River Rat solved my major problem and I have two minor ones.
When I started having problems with my low RAM memory a Dell Tech had me do a system restore. The restore date went back to 03, this wiped out a lot of my programs. At that time I didn't want to reverse the restore of 03 because my computer was working better. Since I have installed all the programs back I want to make a new restore date so if I have any problems in the future the programs won't have to be wiped out. When I try to make a new restore date I get a error message that states: "System restore is not able to create a restore point. Please restart your computer and run system restore again". I have tired this and it is the same thing over again.
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Posted 24 July 2005 - 10:48 PM

Check to make sure you haven't disabled System Restore.
Right-click on My Computer and select Properties
Select the Performance tab and click File System
Select the Troubleshooting tab and make sure Disable System Restore box isn't checked.
Click Ok twice, and Yes if prompted to restart your computer.

statemgr MUST be enabled in msconfig for system restore to
work.

To check:
Start>Run>(type) msconfig>Startup Tab>make sure statemgr is check>OK>restart if prompted to.

Then try this if it is still not working.

1. Restart your computer in Safe or DOS Mode.
2. Click Start, point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders.
3. In the Named box, type wininit.ini.
4. In the Look in box, click Local hard drives, and then click Find Now.
5. Right-click the Wininit.ini file, click Rename, type wininit.xxx, and then click OK.
6. Close the Find Files window, and then run System Restore again.
7. If the previous steps do not resolve the problem, run the following command to repair the damaged portions of your registry:
Start>Run>(type) scanreg /fix

Edited by River_Rat, 24 July 2005 - 10:53 PM.


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Posted 25 July 2005 - 11:43 AM

River Rat,
I have completed the first two steps and they both checked out OK. I am ready to try the 3rd step, but I don't know how to start my computer in the safe or DOS mode.
Please explain how, you are a great help and I appreciate it. This is a great site, I have learned a lot in just two days.
Thank you :thumbsup:
Have a great day,
Dtop

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 12:52 PM

Restart the computer.
As the computer restarts, press and hold down the F8 key until the Windows 98*Grinler Startup menu appears.
When the Windows 98 (or Me) Startup Menu appears, select Safe Mode (use the arrow keys on keyboard) and press Enter.

Edited by River_Rat, 25 July 2005 - 12:53 PM.


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Posted 25 July 2005 - 06:12 PM

River Rat,
I am not making any progress with the restore point. When I started my computer and held in the F8 key a dark screen appeared that said a "Keyboard error" and disappeared, when it booted up the cursor was frozen.
I also tried the last option and typed in "scanreg/fix" and a dialog box appeared that windows couldn't find it.
I may be doing something wrong trying to get into the safe mode.
Thank you, River Rat
Have a great day,
Dtop

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 06:57 PM

You can enter safe mode , by run>msconfig click on the Boot.Ini Tab , then check /safeboot. To go back to normal mode, just uncheck /safeboot.
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Posted 25 July 2005 - 07:30 PM

I am not making any progress with the restore point. When I started my computer and held in the F8 key a dark screen appeared that said a "Keyboard error" and disappeared, when it booted up the cursor was frozen.

Here is a step by step method for entering safe mode, compliments of BleepingComputer.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/...al61.html#win98

I also tried the last option and typed in "scanreg/fix" and a dialog box appeared that windows couldn't find it.

You will have to put the space in between g & /.

scanreg /fix

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 01:26 PM

River Rat,
Thanks, Thanks again. I got into the safe mode and did the search for the wininit.ini files and there was no results. So I did the last option to scan my registry and I created today as my latest restore point.
YOU AND THIS SITE ARE AMAZING!!!!! I have already told my son and son-in-law about this site.
Thanks everyone, this site is awesome. I have learned so much in a few days.
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Have a great day,
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 01:33 PM

Thanks for the flowers dtop.

Glad to help

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 07:13 PM

Well dtop it appears my flowers are wilting.

For anyone that is keeping up, dtop PM'd me and it appears system restore isn't working after all, so we will continue on.

dtop:
Lets remove all info within System Restore for it appears to be corrupt anyway.
Follow these instuctions then reboot and turn system restore back on and try then to set a restore point.

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...001012513122239

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 01:11 PM

River Rat,
I disabled the system restore as per the instructions that you provided. Re-started my computer and reversed the process. I then checked the system restore and it was the same way with the error message. I don't know why but my system was working slow, so I went into the control panel again and clicked on internet options and internet properties with the general tab. I deleted the files and I went back to system restore and all the old restore dates were gone and today was established as a restore point.
Thank you for all your help, now I don't have to wipe out all my programs it I have to do a system restore. :thumbsup:
Have a great day,
Dtop

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 05:04 PM

There you go dtop, you're getting to be a pro. :thumbsup:

Here is some good programs to help keep it cleaned up.

CCleaner
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner.html

Spyware Removers
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

Be sure to your System Restore every day for a few days to make sure it is setting restore points, it should make one everyday if you use it on a regular basis.




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