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problem finding system restore and running it...?


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#1 heartnet

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 06:42 AM

hmm i'm pretty sure i'm started windows on administrator acct, but whenever i want to use system restore on either administrator acct or in safe mode, i cant find it in the start menu under accessories... can any1 direct me to system restore?

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 07:16 AM

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 07:47 AM

i couldnt' find system tools under accessories also... wad can i do now?

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 08:43 AM

Right click on My Computer and choose Properties. Go to the System Restore
tab. Verify that 'Turn off System Restore..." is not checked. Checking and
un-checking this box will start or stop the service "System Restore
Service".


If it's not checked, that means System Restore should be on. Go to your
services window (Start>Run>(type) Services.msc) and find the System Restore
service and verify that it's started. Double click it and make sure Startup
Type is automatic.

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 09:16 AM

ok... but how do i actually start the service when i want to and set system restore?

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 09:24 AM

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 09:31 AM

I guess I don't understand your question.
Did you do the procedure described earlier and get your restore option back?
To start System Restore you go to:
Start>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore

System Restore runs all the time setting periodic restore points.
You can set the amount of space to be used by System Restore by going to:
Right click on My Computer and choose Properties. Go to the System Restore
tab, click on settings button, I recommend at least 600-800mb that should give you a couple of weeks restore points.

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 09:41 AM

oh sorry i didnt make myself clear, i mean i cant find 'system tools' under Start>Accessories... so i cant access system restore at all...

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 12:45 PM

See if your computer has a Windows HELP in the Start dropdown menu. Very often, you can find a working link in the Help Section by searching for "system restore."
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Posted 12 August 2005 - 12:48 PM

Run this utility and see if it will solve the problem.

Restore shortcuts to the Accessories group:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Accessories.htm




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