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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jcmj, Sep 21, 2008.

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  1. jcmj

    jcmj Thread Starter

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    Hi- I've had some trouble restoring my computer to an earlier date. I tried 2 months and was denied. Then I tried 3 more times using August, and
    Sept. (2008). I was still denied. Obviously my question is: what's up?
    I'm using a 5 year old dell dimension 2350, 1.8 gh, pent 4, 512 ddrsd ram.
    I've never had this problem before. I just put a new cd/dvd burner into
    the tower. Thanks,
     
  2. Mega Tron

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    What are you trying to restore from? (A corrupted hard drive, registry, system setting...etc...??)

    Also, when restoring, if a restore point has not detected any changes then there is nothing to restore. A commercial backup program would be recommended for full or incremental backups saved to a partition or secure part of your hard drive.
     
  3. ~Candy~

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    Hi and welcome. What is the exact message you are receiving?
     
  4. Darkst4r

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    Are you using any kind of registry cleaner ? i.e Registry mechanic or similar ?

    I used to use registry mechanic until I realised it was picking up my restore points as problems and deleting them , making it impossible to restore my system.
     
  5. jcmj

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    Hi- Thank you all for posting a reply. I was having trouble with my computer recognizing my cd/dvd drive when I was trying to put vacation pics on a cd. I thought I'd restore to an earlier time when I knew I had last used my cd/dvd drive. The message was: put a blank
    cd in E drive. (E drive is cd/dvd) I tried numerous blanks but couldn't do it. That's when I tried restoring. I ended up getting a new dvd drive
    and I still can't do a restore. I know I don't need to now but, it still bothers me...what if I need to restore at alter date.
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    Are you sure you are trying to restore from a restore disk that has something on it? Or system restore under system tools? And what error message do you get if you try?
     
  7. jcmj

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    Hi- I'm using system restore. Thanks,
     
  8. jcmj

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    The message is: cannot restore at this time. I've gotten 3 x's
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    I think you should try clearing all system restore points, by unchecking the system restore, then reboot, then recheck it and see if you can create a good NEW restore point.
     
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