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System Restore Not Working

Discussion in 'Software' started by Tyler D, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Ok guys,

    Have an XP Machine but cant get the system restore to function.I have checked that restore has not been disabled, and the services that need to be running are running. So anyone else seen this issue??
     
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  2. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Are you getting any errors at all? Does it say anything in event viewer? Have ya scanned for viruses etc, coz i think there are a few that can disable that.
     
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  3. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    When was the last time you had any dealings with the restore option??? As i know if you have disabled it to do a virus scan it loses the information etc so you would only have a very recent starting point. Give us a bit more info and im sure one of the guys in here will help out

    Eddie
     
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  4. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    The only message i am getting is that the restoration is incomplete windows could not restore your computer to an earlier time.

    Have checked the event viewer but no errors to point me in the right direction.Virus scans run on a regular basis, also checked for spyware using ewido and Ad-Aware all showing up as clean.

    So im stumped.
     
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  5. Sparky
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    have you tried a different restore point? :blink
     
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  6. zebulebu

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    You could try restoring to an earlier restore point - bear in mind that system restore often won't run if you have made a lot of changes to your system - its not the panacea that M$ like to tell everyone it is...

    A lot of system restore problems come about because of corrupted restore points created when the system was making a restore point, but was incorrectly shut down. If this was the case when the retore point you're trying to get back to was created, you'll never be able to restore to it.

    Have you checked free disk space? System Restore throws a hissy fit if you haven't got around 100Mb of free space on the partition you're trying to restore.
     
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  7. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Have tried different restore points but it makes no difference.
    There is plenty of free space, 81G to be precise.

    Thanks for the idea's guys. :biggrin
     
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  8. Boycie
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    Tyler,

    What is the issue you are trying to turn back?
    Is that the full error you are receiving - I have seen that myself, but it usually follows saying that there was no difference in the system files between the dates selected.

    This might/might not be of any help.
     
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  9. Bluerinse
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    I agree with Zeb.

    System restore first reared it's head in Windows ME. It was as flaky as a dried out Cod, only worked if you were really lucky. Now with XP it is much more reliable but it still doesn't work every time you want it to.

    You could try turning off system restore, which will delete all the previous restore points and then turning it back on. That at least might make it work in the future.
     
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