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#1 Avosyl

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 06:31 PM

I had reason recently to go into System Restore only to find there are no restore points at all. I can click on undo last restore point but that is it. I tried creating one but it vanished.
Operating system is XP professional windows internet explorer 8, Pentium 4CPU 2.80Ghz 504mb ram,
service pack 3. When i click to go onto a restore point this is the message i get < >
There are no restore points created yet for this day. To restore immediately, pick another day and restore point, and then try again.

Can anyone tell me what i have done or not done for this to happen and before you ask yes restore is switched on lol
Many thanks

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 06:39 PM

Try switching if off...run chkdsk /, reboot...turn it on after dust settles.

It may be damaged/missing, etc.

FWIW: Troubleshooting, System Restore fails to create an automatic restore point - http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 06:42 PM

Thanks Hamluis will try that and let you know if it works. Thanks for such a fast answer

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 12:38 PM

WEll hamluis i tried the chkdsk and i tried everything going on the link you supplied to try and sort it but no luck. From everything i did it appears that CMD/K is missing as is SR.inf. I have tried to fid it and reinstall but it wont work. Any suggestions would be gratefully received. Thanks

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 01:20 PM

Hmmm...Start/Run...type cmd /k net start works on my system. I get a listing of running services in alphabetical order.

Do you not get this command to work?

I have no idea what you are referring to...when you mention SR.inf.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 01:37 PM

When i type that in it comes up with the error msg to say it cannot find the file.
The SR.inf came about when i followed the links in the link you supplied see following page http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html and basically i ended up being told to right click on the file to install it. I tried doing so (dont ask me how i found it ) but it wasnt available. I think i found the relevant file by doing search with SR/inf. Followed so many links i dont know where it led sorry.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 02:46 PM

Perhaps this (or similar) is the link: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/repairsr.htm.

I don't really know what else to suggest. Since I don't use it, I don't have any experience with problems surrounding it.

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