system restore?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by microair, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. microair

    microair OSNN Junior Addict

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    hi ...

    whats this system restore ... how would i set it up?
    do i need to maintain it regulary ?

    thanks ...
     
  2. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    Use System Restore to Undo Changes if Problems Occur

    Windows XP Professional makes it easier to resolve problems if they occur in your system. You can use System Restore to remove any system changes that were made since the last time you remember your computer working correctly. System Restore does not affect your personal data files (such as Microsoft Word documents, browsing history, drawings, favorites, or e–mail) so you won’t lose changes made to these files. Windows XP creates “restore points” every day, as well as at the time of significant system events (such as when an application or driver is installed). You can also create and name your own restore points at any time. Creating a restore point can be useful any time you anticipate making changes to your computer that are risky or might make your computer unstable. If something goes wrong, you select a restore point and Windows XP undoes any system changes made since that time.

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  3. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I don't know where I'd be without System Restore :cool: It's the best thing since sliced bread :happy:
     
  4. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i have it on but i never used it:( whenever i try iy it fails:D
     
  5. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

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    I use System Restore religiously when I install, right thru' to what I call completion. ( all drivers, applications and tweaks (if any)) When I am happy with the installation, and there have been no nasty blue screens or errors I delete the DLLCACHE folder (which Restore keeps all the backups....300+megs!!) and make my Drive Image. Haven't had any problems to date, but wouldn't suggest it for the less brave of y'all!!



    TOK;)
     
  6. Eve

    Eve Guest

    :) ;) I know what you mean, It's a lifesaver sometimes, like when you forget to export the registry before making changes :eek:
     
  7. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Read, heed and restore: This is the ultimate reference to "all ya ever needed to know about system restore".

    I believe: Use it(system restore) or lose it is apppropriate!;)
     
  8. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    My system restore is broke. :huh: Never worked for me, probably never will. lol
     
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Try this to get it going. I do it every month to make sure it will work when I need it.

    Turn system restore off. Reboot. Turn system restore on. It will create its own restore point. It should work from there on. (this method will delete ALL restore points) If it is not working you have nothing to loose.
     
  10. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    I don't even have it running! I don't have a need for it!
     
  11. allan

    allan Guest

    Actually there can be more to it than that - I recently had a system restore problem and had to go through a few extra steps. Hree's what I did:
    • Disable System restore
    • Reboot
    • Go into each System Volume Information Folder and delete any remaining files (there were several legacy files in mine for some reason from 6 months ago)
    • Reenable System Restore
    • Reboot

    After that it worked fine. It was those strange old files (never did figure out why they were there) that were messing things up for me.
     
  12. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    I'll just stick with GoBack or something of that sort. System Restore, in my opinion just isn't worth the hassle to repair.
     
  13. Bob S

    Bob S Guest

    Turned it off long time ago. What good is it? You are better off keeping a copy (image of your drive) somewhere else besides the same harddrive. Just keep it up to date. I reimage before I try something that could be a problem or after I have been successful on something major.