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System Restore not working


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#1 rozzer

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 06:12 AM

Hi all

 

I need to restore my xp pro to an earlier date due to removing a programme in error, however when i try to 

restore, it goes through the process then i get the message unable to restore to this date.

I have tried numerous dates and its the same.

Tried it it safe mode as well and still the same.

Tried to undo the last restore event and it says 'Undo Incomplete' 'SR was unable to reverse the restoration'

Done a scan with Avast and Malwarebytes and all show clean.

All my update have been done an all is up too date.

I did not try switching off SR off, as i know if i do it may remove all restore dates and then i have lost my programme

anyway.

My settings show it at 12% which is maximum (this is not where i set it originally which was 5%) so not sure how that happened.

The programme i removed in error was 'LG cyberlink power dvd' and it looks like it removed a decoder from my WMP and now i'm not able to view DVD,s in WMP that's why i need to restore (also i need SR to work).

I downloaded cyberlink from the website only to find it was an upgrade and not the player so unable to install that as its saying it cannot find powerdvd on my system

 

Any help will be very much appreciated

 

Kind Regards

Rozzer



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 04:52 PM

You could try this link. Just be aware that CNET tends to bundle other software with its downloads so choose 'Custom' or 'Manual' install. Whatever you do, don't use 'Easy', 'Quick' or 'Automatic' options and look at every screen carefully before you click 'Next' !

 

http://download.cnet.com/CyberLink-PowerDVD/3000-13632_4-10352449.html

 

Alternatively you could try the freeware VLC player, which you can get from here -

 

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.en_GB.html

 

I use the VLC player as my default for all video and music and I have yet to find a format it can't play.

 

Once you start a System Restore it is irreversible, you get a warning to that effect before you actually click on the 'Restore now' button, which is why you cannot undo it.

 

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#3 rozzer

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:00 AM

Hi Chris

 

Thanks for your reply and advice.

I did download and am now currently using VLC player and I must admit

It is pretty good so far, will need a bit longer to go through all the functions.

I am unsure at this stage about the other option at CNET so I will give that

a miss for now, not too bother about WMP if I can use VLC for the DVD’s etc.

 

Regarding SR, according to my XP SR dialogue box it does say that using SR is completely reversible (see screen shot) oops! Looks like I can’t use that screen shot here.

My main concern was that SR was not working at all i.e. 'unable to restore or undo a restore point' and is frozen in this mode.

but I was reluctant to switch off SR as I was not sure whether it would wipe out all my previous restore points and thus leaving

me with no chance of recovery of required programme etc.

However since you have so kindly provided me with an alternative to WMP it will try to switch it off and see what happens.

Thanks once again Chris for all your help.

 

Kind Regards

 

Rozzer



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:56 AM

Hi Rozzer

                Switching off RS will wipe out the restore points. Try disabling Avast until next restart,then try doing a system restore.

              

                        Hope this works for you.

   

                          All the best

                 

                             Hobbs.



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 03:09 AM

Hi Hobb

 

Thanks for replying and advice, however i already did try all the methods including

starting in safe mode (which is before avast comes into play) and nothing worked.

I have finally done a restore and all my restore points have been wiped out, but it is

working again now.

 

Thanks again and Regards

 

Rozzer



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 04:05 PM

I know a great alternative to System Restore which I think is more functional, called Deep Freeze. It is a little more expensive so I looked into an alternative product called Drive Vaccine, I am still currently testing it. I did not like system restore because it only backs up system files and not personal files.



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:45 AM

hi joclinton

 

Thanks for the info, sorry so long to reply, I will check it out also.

 

Cheers






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