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30-Apr-2005, 06:41 PM #1
System Restore...empty white box?
When i try to run system restore with WINXP (even in safe mode) all that comes up is a white empty box that says system restore at the top. I wait for it all to load and after a few minutes its still the same.it happens every time and it doesnt say "this program is not responding" so whats up, and how do i fix?
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30-Apr-2005, 09:45 PM #2
can anyone help?
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30-Apr-2005, 10:23 PM #3
Is your system restore turned on ?
To check, do the following:

Click Start/My Computer/View System Information and select the System Restore Tab and ensure the Box is unchecked next to " Turn off system restore on all drives"
If it is already unchecked, it may be worth checking it and re-booting, then uncheck it again to restart System Restore Monitoring. This will delete all current restore points, but it sounds as though they are corrupt anyway.
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30-Apr-2005, 11:18 PM #4
Hi,

Download and run the script at the following link.
System Restore Calendar Blank
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_...tore_blank.htm


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When i try to run system restore with WINXP (even in safe mode) all that comes up is a white empty box that says system restore at the top. I wait for it all to load and after a few minutes its still the same.it happens every time and it doesnt say "this program is not responding" so whats up, and how do i fix?
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01-May-2005, 02:15 AM #5
evileye, its already unchecked and i cant lose all my previous restore points cause i need to get back some important files

bert, That was a good idea and it corrected two things, but i still get the same problem
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01-May-2005, 02:32 AM #6
From the command line do:

sfc /scannow

You'll need to have your OS CD handy.

If that doesn't work you might want to look into doing a repair install.

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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01-May-2005, 05:12 AM #7
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evileye, its already unchecked and i cant lose all my previous restore points cause i need to get back some important files

System restore won't recover deleted files, it's function is to restore the System Only. Have you tried to restore your files from the recycle bin ?
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01-May-2005, 06:36 AM #8
i emptied it a long time ago is there another way? I .zipped 35 gigs to reformat and I recently learned before reformatting that I could open the .zips and they were corrupt, and I had already deleted source files
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01-May-2005, 07:02 AM #9
You may be able to use a Corrupt Zip file repair tool, to recover at least some or maybe even all of your data.

I found a free one here http://www.systweak.com/downloads.asp

Scroll to the bottom and download the Zip File repair utility.

I haven't used it, so I am unsure of how good it is.
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01-May-2005, 06:37 PM #10
sfc /scannow didnt work after it finished and neither did repairing the .zip
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