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XP restore points

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#1 maxheadroom


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Posted 22 November 2004 - 09:54 AM

I have been running XP for over two years. I have the restore points set up. The few times, that I have tried to restore to an earlier date, the restore failed.

When I try to do a restore, I select the desired date. Usually only a couple of days earlier. The system says OK and goes to work. The system reboots and the message comes up that the system could not be restored to that particular date. Please try another restore point. I have tired different restore points, but I always get the same results.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong? I am about to turn off the restore feature. It just takes up disk space. The files always seem to be fragmented. Defrag can not do anything with these files. They are protected.

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 22 November 2004 - 10:09 AM

A couple of suggestions:

If you receive an error message that is related to System Restore, always make sure that you first record the error message, and then follow the instructions that the error message contains to try to resolve the issue. Most System Restore issues generate an error message that contains a description of the issue and suggestions for how to resolve the issue.

Run System restore in safe mode.

View the event logs to investigate System Restore service errors. To do this, follow these steps:

1.Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Performance and Maintenance.
2.Click Administrative Tools, click Computer Management, double-click Event Viewer, and then click System.
3.Click the Source tab to sort by name, and then look for "sr" or "srservice." Double-click each of these services, and then evaluate the event description for any indication of the cause of the problem.
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#3 maf


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Posted 23 November 2004 - 07:56 AM

Personally, I turn off the System Restore feature whenever I've had to install XP on a computer - it takes up a load of space, and isn't very reliable anyway.

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