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System Restore - Not Working

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percyv143

Guest
#1
HELP !!!
My XP Pro system restore is not working anymore.
All dates are shown but after shutdown and logon it would show its window that it was not able to restore the pc to the previous restore date.
Need help.
Thanks.
 

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#2
Performing a defrag will result in you restore settings getting buggered up and system restore will not work. Always create a new restore point after a system defrag.


Heeter
 

Gus K

NTFS abuser
#4
Performing a defrag will result in you restore settings getting buggered up and system restore will not work. Always create a new restore point after a system defrag.
Huh? System restore works fine, and I never have made restore points ater a defrag.
 

damnyank

I WILL NOT FORGET 911
#5
Originally posted by Gus K
Huh? System restore works fine, and I never have made restore points ater a defrag.
I agree with Gus - I normally defrag once a week and have never had any problems with my restore points being messed up by a defrag.

Have you tried more than one restore point?

Double check and see if System Restore Service is set to Automatic and started.(Start>Control panel>Administrative Tools>Services)

If none of your Restore Points work than you really do not have much choice other than what Hipster suggested.
 

Shamus MacNoob

Moderator
Political User
#6
Originally posted by Heeter
Performing a defrag will result in you restore settings getting buggered up and system restore will not work. Always create a new restore point after a system defrag.


Heeter

Sorry I defrag every night and my system restore never got messed up either ...:eek:
 
#7
This code snippet allows you to be about 78% sure that you restore points are all valid, a feature that’s not available in XP until it’s to late (as has happened to me on every single occasion that I’ve attempted to use this feature.

Create a new Scheduled Task and point it to the VBS file. After the script runs, it will leave a dialog telling you whether or not the Restore Point was successfully created. This script can be viewed in Notepad or any text editor, as to the specific Registry key and value that are updated. For an EXE version of this utility, go to: -

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/SysRestorePoint.

'Unattended System Restore Point
'sysrestorepoint.vbs
'© Doug Knox - rev 02/11/2002
'This code may be freely distributed/modified
'Downloaded from www.dougknox.com
'Extracted from original code by Bill James - www.billsway.com

Set sr = getobject("winmgmts:\\.\root\default:Systemrestore")

msg = "New Restore Point successfully created." & vbCR
msg = msg & "It is listed as: " & vbCR
msg = msg & "Automatic Restore Point " & Date & " " & Time

'Put a ' in front of the next five lines to disable the Success Failed Prompt.
If (sr.createrestorepoint("Automatic Restore Point", 0, 100)) = 0 Then
MsgBox msg
Else
MsgBox "Restore Point creation Failed!"
End If

'Remove the ' from the next 3 lines to only alert you if the process failed
'If (sr.createrestorepoint("Automatic Restore Point", 0, 100)) <> 0 Then
' MsgBox "Restore Point creation Failed!"
'End If

:happy: :happy:
 

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