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#1 gcrume

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 08:39 AM

When I create a restore point, changes to the C: drive are not saved.
When I view system restore settings - the D: and E: drives appear, but the C: drive is not visible.
I have plenty of room on the C: drive > 12 gigs
I would be grateful for any suggestions.

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 10:10 AM

Hi there,

Here is a tutorial on how to configure System Restore to either exclude or recognize drives:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q287505/

Let me know if that solves the issue :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 11:29 AM

Some manufacturers actually partition your hard drive and assign one section to your restore/repair files. If this is the case, then do not change the original storage configuration.
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Posted 15 October 2005 - 01:46 PM

Thanks for the suggestion!
However, the system restore option does not even show the C: drive

Gregg

Hi there,

Here is a tutorial on how to configure System Restore to either exclude or recognize drives:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q287505/

Let me know if that solves the issue :thumbsup:

Big Smiles

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 02:04 PM

Some manufacturers actually partition your hard drive and assign one section to your restore/repair files. If this is the case, then do not change the original storage configuration.
Regards,
John


Thanks for the advice!
I recently installed a new hard drive - my original drive was starting to act up.
I cloned the drive and then I formatted and installed the old one as extra storage for non-critical files (photos, music and other stuff I have backed up).
Are there any workarounds?

Gregg

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 03:24 PM

Hi there,

As far as workarounds you may find the following useful:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...t_03july14.mspx

and

http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilities/backupandimage.shtml

and

ERUNT

http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

Tutorial on ERUNT here:

http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/erunt.txt

Let me know if that's of help :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 06:45 PM

Thanks!

Those were useful links!

Gregg

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 12:21 AM

If my guess was correct, I would not attempt any workarounds. Keeping system restore on a different partitition has many advantages.
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