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System Restore Broken

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#1 Current Resident

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:14 AM

After installing a larger hard drive Western digital drive using their included tools then removing my original the system boots normally and everything seems to work except "System Restore" I can not even look at restore points as I get an application error and system restore has to shut down.
I am running XP Pro with 512 meg ram on an 800 mhz system any help would be appreciated thank you.

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:37 AM

See if one of these helps:
How to troubleshoot the System Restore tool in Windows XP
System Restore Restore Failures
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 10:30 AM

curious, did you change any other part of the computer, os is married to settings and this could be a problem here.
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 11:45 AM

If you just copied your XP off of the old hard drive to the new hard drive (which is what the W-D tools will do) - then you've probably got a problem with your Windows installation not recognizing the new hardware/drive properly. This will affect many different parts of your system.

Here's a link on Moving XP: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

And here's a link to how to do a repair install of XP (which I suspect that you'll need to do): http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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