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GoBack - System Restore

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by GoJoAGoGo, Oct 2, 2003.

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  1. GoJoAGoGo

    GoJoAGoGo Thread Starter

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    If I install GoBack will it conflict with the System Restore feature that is in Windows ME? Should I disable System Restore, or can both GoBack and System Restore work together?

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    I think u can disable the system restore function that is inbuilt in ME. I've done the same for XP Pro,havent used ME for well over a year now so i dont know the exact way u shud disable system restore,but it is definately possible. Anyways, when i had ME, i still had it disabled. As an advice,use GoBack...ME's system restore betrayed me the one time i desperately needed it. :)
     
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    System Restore and GoBack do not play nice together so one or the other should be used and goback may automatically disable system restore during install. If GoBack is your going to be your preferred restore utility then disable System Restore. To disable system restore go to start\control panel\system\performance\file system\trouble shooting and place check mark in appropriate box.

    Caution: Once you click Apply and then OK your previous restore points are gone forever.

    Dave
     
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    twisted_mind - davey:


    Thanks for your quick response. I ordered Norton System Works Pro 2003 yesterday mainly for the Ghost program and I'm considering using the GoBack program in place of System Restore. Just wanted to verify if the two programs may bump heads if I run them together. I'll go ahead and disable System Restore before I install GoBack.

    Thanks again...

    :cool:
     
  5. Brockman

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    Go Back is definetly better than system restore, it actually works.
     
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    That's good news. I've had problems after running System Restore with NAV causing a big time error. Basically I avoid using System Restore because of this problem with NAV. Symantec has a fix for this error but only for versions of NAV 2000-2002, 2003 doesn't have a fix except to uninstall and reinstall NAV after you get this error. No thank you as this is too much of a hassle to do.

    ;)
     
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    Out of curiosity what error is happening to you with NAV 2003? Is it the old problem of definition dates out of sinc that required using the hawking tool?

    Dave
     
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    Yes, it's the same error I got when I used NAV 2001:

    Norton Auto-Protect unable to initialize the virus scanning engine database files.

    Hawking Tool does not work with NAV 2003. Uninstall and reinstall is the only fix Symantec has so far. (n)
     
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    Hummm..... Hated that error and what a hassle it was before hawking tool! Now it is rearing its head again with 2003\2004 versions and hawking does not work you say!
    I have 2003 currently and have not experienced it yet... knock on wood!
    All makes sense now to discontinuation of hawking tool.
    Launch of WinME Symantec has big problem with system restore trashing its NAV engine. Symantec denies problem for nearly a year. Symantec accepts problem and creates Hawking tool to make life easier when problem occurs. Root problem never gets resolved. Symantec purchases GoBack from Roxio in late 2001\early 2002. Symantec releases 2003 NAV but hawking tool no longer works but offers GoBack packaged for sale as a replacement for System Restore.
    Wonder how much money they will make propagating a software bug in NAV and offering GoBack as a replacement for System Restore!

    Dave
     
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    Ahhh... The politics of Corporate America. Ain't it just wonderful. What does one do to get a star on ones chart this week... WHATEVER ONE MUST!

    davey7549... You sound cynical enough to have been exposed to it. As retired engineer from aerospace, I can relate. I don't think about it much since I'm no longer subjected to it on a daily basis. :D
     
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    Yes I have seen it many times in Corporations and didn't like! Cynical maybe but I guess that is the name of the game!
    How about this one...... standard cost of part .01, list price of part 5.00, since all parts have minimum charge, irregardless of order minimum or dollar value! So if you by a widget that costs 200.00 a front panel replacement stud costs 5.00 plus shipping and handling of course.
    Or designing and wear testing items so they fail just above warrenty coverage. Mind you the item is critical for function but not costly enough to compel upgrading!

    The list goes on and on!

    Dave
     
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