System Restore doesn´t make restoration points!!! help!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by EMDY, May 20, 2002.

  1. EMDY

    EMDY Guest

    i´ve noticed that my system restore app is not making ANY restoration point.......i´ve checked my system restore ACTIVE....under my sytem properties....but still can´t make any, even if i do it manually, in the supposed restoration point Calendar does not appear any available restoration date or point....so what´s wrong?????
     
  2. Jamale

    Jamale Guest

    Maybe you have the Highpoint Raid motherboars like Abit? The newest Highpoint drivers disable the system restore -process. Solutrion is (From Pauls Abit FAQ):
    "Versions 2.3 and 2.31 also stop the System Restore feature from working under WindowsXP - to resolve this you must delete the file hptpro.sys from the c:\windows\system32\drivers\ directory.
     
  3. EMDY

    EMDY Guest

    didn´t find that file.....my computer doesn´t have it....so??
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Silly question but do you have enough disk space? :confused:
     
  5. EMDY

    EMDY Guest

    silly question????what do you mean????
    listen.....i´m not a newbie.....and if the problem was memory space.....i still have 10 GB left from my HD......so????
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If you read it properly you'll see that I am the one asking the silly question. Don't be so quick to critisize.
     
  7. EMDY

    EMDY Guest

    :p :eek: sorry....but...still....didn´t solved my problem.....
     
  8. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    I lost system restore once using a ramdisk. Have one running?
     
  9. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Just a stab in the dark!

    Go to System Restore Settings - ensure Disk Space Useage is not all the way to the left.

    You said you had 10 gb left on your hd - okay, but if you do not have any allocated for system restore to use (above setting) - it will not work - regardless of how much you have left on the hd!
     
  10. daddyo

    daddyo OSNN Addict

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    Just my 2 cents worth, but this works for me. Go into System restore and disable monitoring on all drives. then reboot your system. This gets rid of any old restore points.

    Now go back to system restore and re-enable monitoring on all drives. Then try to create a restore point manually. If it works, there is much joy. Good luck
     
  11. daddyo

    daddyo OSNN Addict

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    Jamale, Thanks for the tip. After fixing my system restore as I described above, it promptly turns itself off. I checked for the highpoint driver on my system and there it was. I deleted it (actually, just moved it to another location), restarted my machine and System Restore works again.

    Just out of curiosity, does deleting hptpro.sys have any other detrimental effects? Is my Raid controller going to stop functioning or lose some operability? Just curious.
     
  12. Jamale

    Jamale Guest

    Hi,

    I have not read about any ill effects after removing the file (don't know what it does for Raid-stripes). On the opposite I read somewhere that peoples HD-speed has increased after removing it. And SR works fine!
     
  13. daddyo

    daddyo OSNN Addict

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    You're right...so far, after a couple of days of operation, I haven't observed anything misbehaving. System Restore still seems to work. I found that there is an update to the Highpoint Raid driver for my motherboard on the Soyo website. I downloaded it, but haven't installed it yet.

    I'm going to wait for a while to see if it really needs updating, since I don't use the raid function anyway. My MoBo has so many features that I don't use half of them. Thanks again for the great tip.
     
  14. well..

    i have read the previous posts about system restore and i have the same problem i would like to know where the restore points are located would anyone care to help me?? and i also need to why this happens i have 2 windows folder one is called "windows"
    and the other one is "windows.000" the windows.000 came when i restored my backed up win xp because xp keep giving me errors so i thought about installling it again and i saw that i had a "windows.000" dir?? why did it hapen and which one can i delete "windows" or "windows.000"?? plz reply if u know because this is really ticking me off.. tnx