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Windows XP System Restore not saving restore points


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#1 Izzy

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Posted 22 January 2005 - 04:26 PM

it's turned on, i've created several restore points but i went in to do a resotre because of my office word 2003 appearance because it changed from the rest of the suite. my restore points are not there. none of them, if i stuff something up on here i will have to re-install windows. i don't want that. help me please.

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Posted 22 January 2005 - 05:15 PM

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Posted 22 January 2005 - 05:23 PM

Sorry, No.

The System Restore point i create save and they are there. but when i Go to restore to earlier tim they are not there.

I don't need to restore now as i found the problem with Word 2003.

But i still need to find out why this restore thingy isn't keeping what i create.

WHat any of these programs remove the entries...

HiJackThis
SPyware BLaster
Registry FIrst Aid
PAL Evidence Eliminator
Norton Anti Virus 2005
AdAware Personal

I know i have a lot of these but it really does help. If any of these is removing the entry's. then there must be a setting to change it so it doesn't because it is very important (& USeful) tool to have if you change something it it doen't work.

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Posted 22 January 2005 - 05:43 PM

I'm sure of three of these are not removing restore points.
Ad-aware
HJT
SpywareBlaster.

Spybot will cause restore points to be made
as it's "backups" when you use it. (each scan you do)
Unless you set it not too.

The deciding factor could be this:

In system restore, you can allocate "X" number of MB's for the
purpose of system restore points.

Set that too small (20MB's, for instance)
and the System Restore will OVER-RIGHT any existing
points set (for instance) 15 days back...
when ever it runs out of space.

Default setting for this
is a fairly large percentage of available HD space. (maybe 200MB?)

Typically enough to provide room for restore points back as far as 90 days.

The system Restore does operate within limits,
either you set them,
or default based on your available HD space is used.

Check your settings, I'd suggest.

Edited by phawgg, 22 January 2005 - 05:44 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

#5 Izzy

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Posted 22 January 2005 - 05:51 PM

it's set on 0% 200MB i'll see how it goes.
i created on and it's there i'll check again when i run those programs you didn't menion.

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Posted 22 January 2005 - 05:54 PM

I think default on my PC was calculated to be 3% 1.35GB.
I disallow that much.
Personal preferance on my part. :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 January 2005 - 04:32 PM

I had created another restore point, but still not there after reboot.
I don't know what to do. Ya gotta have 'em. Ya neva Know when ya need 'em.

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Posted 23 January 2005 - 06:44 PM

On the other hand,
I've shut that system restore down.

I can use the "last known configuration" in safe mode.
If something occurs that was my BAD.

Things are not getting out of control.
I save the disk space entirely.

Things go WAY out,
I have my data on CD, backed up about every 5 days.
I have my windows CD.

I can use it to "repair" or "reload entirely"
Both consume a couple hours.
If that.

So, I don't need system restore.

Just the "other side of the coin" opinion. :thumbsup:

My Event Viewer complains consistantly.

1/13/2005 8:49:04 AM Service Control Manager Error None 7023 N/A GRAYCASE9 The System Restore Service service terminated with the following error:
The system cannot find the path specified.
1/13/2005 8:49:03 AM SRService Error None 104 N/A GRAYCASE9 The System Restore initialization process failed.

So what? :flowers:

Edited by phawgg, 23 January 2005 - 06:48 PM.

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 01:42 AM

everybody does things different. maybe difficult or simple.




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