System Restore Not Working !

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by percy, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hi. Do we already have posts for "system restore not working"? If not, this is my problem. I can't use the system restore function of my Xp pro even if i tried it in safe mode. do i need to "zero-out" the disk space for this to work again? I need help!
    Thank you.
     
  2. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    Are you sure it is not turned off? - My Computer/View system information/System Restore
     
  3. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

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    syatem restore

    Right click My Computer, left click Properties, left click System Restore and make sure the turn of box is not ticked, if it is take the tick out by left clicking on it then click apply then OK.
    While you have the System Properties box open also check that the Disk space usage box is not set to Min, if it is move the slider to the right then click apply & OK.
     
  4. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    thank you very much... :)
     
  5. cat826237

    cat826237 OSNN Addict

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    Mine also not working.

    I get the error message "rundll32.exe Entry Point Not Found" The procedure entry point Remote Assistance Prepare System Restore could not be located in the dynamic link library.
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    See if this is your problem cat826237.

    Microsoft
     
  7. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I don't use system restore. I just have another partition I use for back up and use just do a plaan reformat ..
     
  8. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    I periodically clone my main drive with ghost but this is still my last resort... It is plain dumb not to use/take advantage of SR, i mean worse case scenario if it doesnt restore properly, you just reformat...which you're doing anyway. Restore has saved my butt plenty of times and there really is no reason not to have it as an option.
     
  9. cat826237

    cat826237 OSNN Addict

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    Hipster Doofus: I have no problem at startup, only when I try to restore. Also same error message when I try to go into "properties" after a right click on "My Computer"
     
  10. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    hmm theres a way to reinstall system restore, but i forget what it was...
     
  11. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If you just want to get it going again do the first step of what trackrat posteed above. Your system will want to reboot when you turn it off. YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR RESTORE POINTS. When rebooted go back & turn it on. A new retore point will be created. It should now be working.
     
  12. cat826237

    cat826237 OSNN Addict

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    After a right click on "my computer", I get the same error message when I left click on properties.
     
  13. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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  14. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    ah yes, thats the file which reinstalls system restore.
     
  15. cat826237

    cat826237 OSNN Addict

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    We have a winner!!!!! That did it. Thanks all.......
     
  16. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Who is the winner? What's the prize?? If it is me - glad you got it sorted!:D