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#1 Tjune54

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 02:27 PM

Hello all: I am having a problem with system restore after doing malware removal from a DELL dimension 9100 computer,tag #852DG81.I turned off the system restore for a MAMB scan and the tab disappeared and i can't get it back.
I tried to turn it on in programs, system tools and get a cannot start system restore restart computer and try again.
I tried in administrator tools, services and get ERROR 5 : acess denied.
I have tried in safe mode also and recieved the error5 : acsess denied.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:55 AM

Hello Tjune54

You can try re-enabling the System Restore through some registry keys.

Go to Start -> Run, and type in "regedit" without quotations.
With the Registry Editor, look for the key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore
If there's a value in the right-side pane called "DisableSR", double click on it and make sure there's a "0" (without quotations) in the data field. If there's no "DisableSR", then right-click and make a new one of DWORD type and put "0" in it.

Next is to re-enable the System Restore service.
Still with the Registry Editor, look for the key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sr
Double-click on the "Start" value in the right-side pane and make sure there's a "0" in it. The "0" is for an automatic startup.

Restart your computer and post back with any updates.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:27 AM

Before you fiddle with the Registry, try these instructions from Microsoft.

Restore System Restore

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:42 AM

Before entertaining any idea of fiddling with the reegistry...you should always back up the registry.

ERUNT Registry Backup Tool - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/erunt.html

How To Back Up The Registry (xp) - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic42148.html

Registry Backup Using ERUNT - http://www.winxptutor.com/regback.htm

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