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Need Help Creating a New Restore Point


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#1 Guest_SpastikMooss_*

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 12:48 PM

Hey everyone,

I posted recently about some viruses I had, and one of the guys here was very helpful in working me through everything. At the end he instructed me to do a system restore and I happily tried to oblige, but when I clicked on system restore through system tools under accessories my computer told me that system restore was "turned off by group policy" and that I'd have to have an admin change it. I thought I was the admin of my own personal computer, so that was weird.

Regardless, I did a little digging and found this method to turn system restore on. Problem is that my computer does not have a system properties dialog box under my computer, so that doesn't work for me either. Does anyone have any other tips or tricks for turning system restore on in XP?

Thanks in advance!

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#2 petewills

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:04 PM

Are you saying that you cannot get the box up by right clicking on the My Computer Icon and selecting 'properties'?

One way is to open Control Panel and double click on System. That should give you the box, with the system restore
tab at top left.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:13 PM

I can get that menu through my computer too. My problem is that the system restore tab doesn't show up. I know from other sites that supposedly if it doesn't show up I'm not the admin, but I definitely am the admin. I'm listed as admin in user accounts (my only other account is the guest) and even when I tried safe mode I'm still listed as the admin. So it should be there but it isn't. So...are there any ways to get it to show up?

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:39 PM

Try setting up another Admin user account and logon with that one
Feel free to ignore my comment, just another user !

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:44 PM

Just did (I'm on it right now). No system restore tab for this admin account either.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:48 PM

I don't know if this will work, as I've never had to do it.
You might prefer to wait for confirmation from a BC Advisor before you proceed.

Before you do anything, backup your Registry, with ERUNT or program of your choice.

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You will need to be able to view hidden files;

go to Start>> Control Panel>> Folder Options>> View tab.
Under Advanced settings, place a checkmark in: "Show hidden files and folders".
Then uncheck: "Hide extensions for known file types". Click Apply, then OK to exit.

Open Windows Explorer, go to Windows \ INF folder.
Open the INF folder and find the file named:

SR.INF

Right click this file and select "Install" from the resulting menu.

This procedure should delete all restore points from your old installation
and should recreate a fresh installation of System Restore.

If the Files Needed dialog box appears, click Browse and point to one of these locations:

The i386 folder on the Windows XP CD.
The i386 folder on the hard drive, if it exists.
The C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder if the system has been updated.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:52 PM

Here is a solution also My link
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Posted 13 June 2011 - 03:47 PM

USN vet, I tried that and it worked! Thanks a bunch!




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