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can't create new system restore point

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#1 beast3


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Posted 16 June 2010 - 11:32 AM

My PC started booting up to the starting Win XP screen then restarting today. Used the 'start from last know good settings' option and started fine.
I deleted my system restore points by turning off system restore then turning it on again, but I don't have the "create new restore point" radio button on my System Restore tab in System tools.

Any ideas might be wrong? I'm running Malware Bytes scan now.


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Posted 16 June 2010 - 11:50 AM

Welcome to BC Beast3, :thumbsup:

I think it could be a number of things.

First, make sure you are logged in as admin.

The System Restore Service may not be running
Open Administrative Tools, click Computer Management, and then click Services and Applications. Click Services, and double-click System Restore Services from the list. Verify the service is started and running. If not, under Service status, click Start and change the startup type to Automatic.

May not have enough space left based on the settings

By default I think system restore turns off if there is less than 50Mb s of free space on the drive being monitored.

Hope this helps.


Oh... and you can use some more advanced options by using the command prompt, just Google system restore in XP.

Edited by bwest0703, 16 June 2010 - 11:53 AM.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 01:14 PM

Thanks for the quick response!

The PC froze, and required a restart. When it got up and running, condition was fixed. Go figure.

Maybe the old 'not a bug, it's a feature' syndrome?


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Posted 16 June 2010 - 01:48 PM

Thank you, for letting us know your issue is resolved. :thumbsup:

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