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Help With System Restore


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#1 Betrand

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 10:45 PM

So, here's the problem. I've altered many, many things to my PC thinking that if anything went horribly wrong, I would just use System Restore and get it back to its normal state.

However, upon attempting to use System Restore, things went awry. I set a Restore point and the computer restarts as normal and I get to the login screen. Then, a message appears that System Restore has failed and that nothing has changed. Now, at first I wasn't that worried, but after 30 different Restore points and failures, I'm a bit anxious.

Has anyone heard of something like this happening? The message gives me no reason as to why it failed.

Help is much appreciated!

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#2 Enthusiast

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 11:03 PM

So, here's a link that might help you:

How to troubleshoot the System Restore tool in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;Q302796

If you aren't successful after trying the fixes on the above Microsoft Knowledgebase page try to invoke System Restore from a command prompt in safe mode:

How to start the System Restore tool at a command prompt in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449/

Do not shut System Restore off at any time until your problem is resolved as doing so will delete all your restore points.




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