System Restore not working

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ZipTriX, May 9, 2002.

  1. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    Nothing's been done to the pc. Clean install of Win Xp Pro. Taking to make a restore point, but I get an error. I have restarted my pc serveral times and still not working. Someone help please.
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    dumb question but only thing I can think off right now as I awake from my slumber...

    do you have system restore turned on? and how much drive space have you got reserved for the system restore ? just check out the settings and perhaps bump up the disk space reserved for it and try all over again...

    might help... again only thing I can think of right now.. :D g.luck
     
  3. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    It's turned on ALL but one hard drive. 12% is set aside for the other 2 hard drives.
     
  4. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    Anyone else have an idea?
     
  5. daddyo

    daddyo OSNN Addict

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    System restore is very finnicky. This works for me when it craps out. Disable system restore and reboot your machine. This cleans out any past restore points. After rebooting, re-enable System restore and try creating a restore point. It should work now. I have to do this about every other week. Good luck.
     
  6. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    That didn't work. Could I have turned off a service? The system restore service has NOT been disabled.
     
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  8. daddyo

    daddyo OSNN Addict

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    Well, assuming you purged your old restore points as I described, the only surefire way to fix the problem is to reinstall XP on top of itself. Insert your CD and select the upgrade option. It'll take about 45 minutes, but it's much shorter than trying to dick around with the problem. A neater solution is to install Roxio Go Back. Some people swear by it and it's much more comprehensive than System Restore.

    There are alot of articles on how to repair System Restore, but none of them worked for me. Search this site for other articles or visit the microsoft website for more information.

    Good luck. I'm afraid that's all the help I can give you. I'm more of a hardware guy.
     
  9. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    why not turn those services you disabled onto the manual setting to see if u did a no no.

    (my 2p worth)
     
  10. dejav00

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    IMO: It's a glitch in XP, you *could* try to disable every process you have running except those needed by Windows and then do it.